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Drake State Hosts Financial Literacy Workshop


The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. (SFE&PD) facilitated a personal money management seminar on the campus of J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

SFE&PD develops and presents a series of seminars called "Mind Over Money Skills," which includes "Credit Management” and “Personal Money Management” seminars/workshops for college students and employees in the workplace. These personalized seminars are designed to teach individuals the strategies and the intricacies of personal financial management that they may not get elsewhere (or learn too late). Through these highly acclaimed financial literacy seminars and workshops, individuals gain a better understanding of personal finance as well as practical financial management strategies and economic skills for use in everyday life.

Participants were provided information related to credit management, insurance, mortgages, buying a car, investments, retirement planning, estate planning, tax saving strategies budgeting, and setting financial goals. The information presented will better help the participants manage their finances and many plan to share the information with family members and friends.

Armed with financial knowledge, individuals can make informed decisions regarding credit, spending, saving, investing, retirement planning, estate planning, and other personal financial matters.

Una Daniels-Edwards, Vice President of Program management, stated that “Since 2001, SFE&PD has been committed to teaching personal financial management skills to students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  To date, over 230,000 students have been reached.  We appreciate the partnership that has been established with J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College.  SFE&PD provides this service free of charge to students enrolled at HBCUs, through the support of sponsors such as Experian.” 

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