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2009.10.28 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Understanding Personal Debt, Credit Scores Part of Money Smart Nebraska Week

Omaha - The College of Business Administration and the Center for Economic Education, both at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), will host a week of seminars designed to educate the campus community and the public about personal finance during Money Smart Nebraska Week, a statewide program, with events taking place Monday, Nov. 9 through Saturday, Nov. 14.

“Personal finance is something that needs to be discussed,” Reiser said. “It’s easy to fall on hard times financially, especially in the current economy. The best solution is to understand how the problems began and the smartest ways to correct them. The UNO events for Money Smart Nebraska Week are designed to do just that.”

All seminars will be held in Roskens Hall, Room 402, on the UNO campus. The sessions are free and open to students, faculty and staff at UNO, as well as the public.

The final session planned for Saturday, Nov. 14, will be held at The Bookworm, 8702 Pacific St. UNO’s Mary Lynn Reiser will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to recommend personal finance books for children and adults.

The complete UNO schedule is as follows. For more information call Reiser at (402) 554-2357. All sessions are presented by College of Business Administration faculty and staff, unless otherwise indicated.

Money Smart Nebraska Week is coordinated annually by the Nebraska Financial Education Coalition, a nonprofit group created to help Nebraskans of all ages improve their financial literacy. Visit www.moneysmartnebraska.org for more information.

Monday, Nov. 9
• 11 a.m. to noon: Insurance 101 for College Students (Kath Henebry)
• Noon to 1 p.m.: Bankruptcy Basics (Tim Riveria and Ann McShane, Legal Aid of Nebraska)

Tuesday, Nov. 10
• 1 to 2 p.m.: Getting and Improving Your Credit Report (Mary Lynn Reiser)
• 2 to 3 p.m.: Tips on Your First Home Purchase (Roger Sindt)

Wednesday, Nov. 11
• 11 a.m. to noon: Becoming Debt Free (Olivier Maisonsdieulaforge)
• Noon to 1 p.m.: Avoiding Identity Theft (Nebraska Student Loan Program)

Thursday, Nov. 12
• 11 a.m. to noon: Payday Lenders: What They Are and How They Work (Michael O’Hara)

Friday, Nov. 13
• Noon to 1 p.m.: Getting the Most From Your 401(k) (Patty Meglich)
• 1 to 2 p.m.: Creating a Budget for Your Future (Janet West)

Saturday, Nov. 14
• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Bookworm, 8702 Pacific St.: Selecting Personal Finance Books for Children and Adults (Mary Lynn Reiser)

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