A series of free, noncommercial seminars on the fundamentals of financial planning will be held this week in the Washington area in conjunction with the second annual Financial Independence Week.

The seminars will be conducted by local stockbrokers, insurance agents, accountants and others with special training in the financial planning field.

Information will be general in nature and no investment products will be promoted.

Similar sessions will be held around the country. They are sponsored by professional organizations of financial planners and are designed to cover basic financial techniques such as saving and investing.

Three topics will be taught at different locations on successive nights: Financial planning under the new tax laws, planning for an independent retirement, and asset allocation.

On Monday the tax seminar will be held at Fairfax County Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, from 7 to 9 p.m., and at Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., from 7 to 9 p.m.

Also on Monday, the retirement seminar will take place at the Pooks Hill Marriott Hotel, 5151 Pooks Hills Rd. in Bethesda, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and at Westend Library, 24th and L streets NW, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

On Tuesday the asset seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fairfax Library, the Pooks Hill Marriott, the Greenbelt Library, and George Washington University's Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW.

On Wednesday the retirement seminar will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fairfax and Greenbelt libraries. The tax seminar will be held at the Pooks Hill Marriott and Howard University School of Business Auditorium, 2600 6th St. NW.

On Thursday there will be a single session at Sheraton Tysons Corner Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, at 8 p.m. The guest speaker will be Ted Miller, editor of Changing Times magazine, whose topic will be "common financial blunders and how to avoid them."

For more information, call chairwoman Margaret Welch of Alexandra Armstrong Advisors Inc., 887-8135.