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2009.06.04 > For Immediate Release
contact: Sarah Casey - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: sk.casey@yahoo.com

Free Financial Seminar Offered by UNO, Family Housing Advisory Services on July 18

Omaha - "Surviving in Today's Economy," a free financial seminar, will be held at the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus Saturday, July 18. The seminar will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is jointly hosted by UNO and Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. (FHAS) in Omaha.

David Brown, president of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, is the seminar’s keynote speaker. Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and FHAS Executive Director Teresa Hunter will offer opening remarks.

Three breakout sessions will be offered, each covering a variety of topics including: money management, investment strategies, preparing for homeownership and predatory lending. The seminar is intended for people of all ages and economic backgrounds who are looking for financial knowledge in this time of economic uncertainty.

Below is an overview of the three breakout sessions.

Breakout Session #1
Credit Crunch: Back to Basics (Wells Fargo Bank Nebraska/FHAS)
Resources for Lending and Foreclosure Prevention (Omaha 100/FHAS)
Greening Your Energy Budget (OPPD)

Breakout Session #2
Small Business Owners and Tax Laws (Internal Revenue Services)
Making It On Your Own: Financial Independence (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City -- Omaha Branch)
The Money Trap: Predatory Lending (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Breakout Session #3
Psychology of Spending (UNO College of Business Administration)
Preparing for Homeownership (FHAS)
Smart Investments (Egermier Wealth Management Group/LPL Financial)

FHAS works to empower all people to improve their housing opportunities through education, counseling and advocacy. FHAS is Omaha’s premier housing counseling agency founded in 1968 to increase homeownership opportunities. FHAS is a private nonprofit, HUD-certified comprehensive housing counseling agency in the metropolitan area. FHAS serves about 8,000 households (46,000 individuals) each year, helping families move from homelessness to homeownership and beyond.

OPPD, The Reader, Egermier Wealth Management Group, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City -- Omaha Branch, Wells Fargo Bank Nebraska and Stop AIDS Nebraska are sponsors of the seminar.

For more information or to register for this free seminar, call (402) 934-6727 by Thursday, July 2.

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building on the UNO campus is located just south of the bell tower.

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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration recognizes the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908. This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come. UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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