Towson celebrates financial literacy with first annual FinanceFest

Event will provide students with free tax prep, FAFSA assistance and credit report analysis

Towson celebrates financial literary with first annual FinanceFest TOWSON, Md. (March 28, 2011)—April is National Financial Literacy Month of April, and to kick things off the Student Government Association is hosting Towson University’s first FinanceFest on Wednesday, March 30.

Co-founded and co-sponsored by the College of Business and Economics, the Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy and TU's Financial Services Department, the event aims to inform and empower Towson students on how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.

Services offered include free federal and Maryland state income tax preparation for students, assistance with FAFSA, free credit reports and analysis, and saving and budgeting tips. The TU Investment Group will also be there to offer advice on how to analyze, select and manage monetary investment.

"FinanceFest will help students better understand their own current financial situation as well as how their decisions can impact their future," says Melissa Groves, associate professor of economics.

"If students leave the event knowing how to protect their personal information and to regularly check their credit report, then I believe the program will have made a real difference."

FinanceFest will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the University Union Chesapeake Rooms. Admission is free and open to all TU students, faculty, staff, parents and community members.

For more information, visit the FinanceFest website.






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