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Financial planning advice for students

I can't count how many times I've heard it said that the basic concepts of personal finance should be required learning for all college students.

A free 2-part financial planning workshop offered by a private financial advising firm in conjunction with the Career and Community Learning Center, while not mandatory, will offer students an introduction to managing their money.

Part I, scheduled for the noon hour on April 11, will cover savings, debt management, and insurance, and Part II, to be held on April 19, also at noon, will address mutal funds, buying a home, Roth IRAs and 401K/403B retirement savings plans. Free pizza will be served at both seminars.

Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and to request a free one-on-one consultation.

Students can register for the seminar(s) here.