Series discusses financial literacy for college students

As tuition costs increase and job opportunities become more selective, it is vital that college students have skills for personal financial planning. During Financial Literacy Month this April, Penn State's University Libraries are offering a series of programs geared to help students plan and understand the issues.

The series includes:
• Monday, April 8, 6–7 p.m., 108 Business Building (no registration required)
"What I wish somebody told me about money," by Farnoosh Torabi via Skype

• Wednesday, April 10, 3 to 4 p. m., Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library (no registration required)
"Ten things college students should know about money," by Cathy Bowen

• Wednesday, April 17, 3 to 4:30 p. m., 302 Paterno Library (registration required, see the financial literacy guide link noted below)
"Budgeting 101: Making dollars with sense," Daad Rizk, co-sponsored by the Adult Learner Advocacy Initiative's Financial Literacy Curriculum

• Wednesday, April 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 217 Business Building (registration required, see the financial literacy guide link noted below)
"Everything you want to know about personal finance — but are too afraid to ask," Dale Weaver, Ernst & Young (co-sponsor)

A financial literacy guide developed by Business Liaison Librarian Lauren Reiter is available at www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/researchguides/business/financialliteracy.html. Reiter emphasizes, "The understanding and management of personal finance and student loan debt are financial literacy topics of particular importance to college students. Tabs in this guide include books, articles, websites, and other resources that cover personal finance and student loan debt issues."

For more information or for questions about the physical access provided, contact Reiter at lmr29@psu.edu or 814-865-4414.

Last Updated April 24, 2013