By Kelsey Jochum, Content Editor
This Monday, February 14, UNO students will learn not only the dangers of breaking hearts, but of breaking the bank as well.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nebraska Room of the Milo Bail Student Center, the UNO Career Center will hold an open house entitled “Plug into Your Financial Future.” The workshop will feature five different stations represented by local financial advisors who will be available to speak with students and answer questions.
Four financial experts have committed to the event thus far: Traci Harrison of Northwestern Mutual Financial Services, Danielle Baker of Metro Federal Credit Union, Tony Skrdlant of Mutual of Omaha Financial Advisors and Kurt Wilkins of Thrivent Financial.
“Each expert will be at a round table where students can come and go as they please,” said Maverick Solutions director Katie Kane. “At these stations, students can learn to plan a budget, start a saving plan, avoid credit card debt, manage student loans and learn how to invest.”
Many of these topics are quite relevant to UNO students who worry about paying off student loans, saving up money for first-time rent and bills, and so on. The topics discussed at Monday’s fair are aimed at alleviating some of the financial stress felt by many college students.
“On top of getting some financial education, the first 100 students will receive a free sack lunch including a sandwich, chips, a piece of fruit and a cookie,” Kane said. “Drinks will be provided as well.”
This is the first financial fair to be hosted by Maverick Solutions, who teamed up with the Career Center’s Maverick HireWire to put the event together.