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Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid offers students free money management help

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As part of Indiana Money Smart Week, Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid will offer students financial literacy information at various campus locations on Thursday (Oct. 15).

change-and-money1Financial literacy information will be available at Earhart Dining Hall, Ford Dining Hall and Stewart Center in front of the Humanities, Social Science and Education Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Topics will include money management, spending and credit, and student loan debt management. Information also will be shared about “Cash Course,” a financial literacy Web site available at http://www.cashcourse.org/purdue

“In these uncertain economic times, it has become even more important for students to know how to manage their money wisely,” said Joyce Hall, executive director of financial aid. “We want to offer information and resources to encourage sound financial practices.”

This year marks the fourth annual Indiana Money Smart Week, taking place Oct. 10-17. Free classes and activities will be conducted statewide to help consumers better manage their finances. Money Smart Week takes place in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. These events are sponsored and coordinated in part by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

For more information, visit http://www.moneysmartweek.org/indiana or call the Money Smart Week Hotline 1-877-MNY-SMRT (1-877-669-7678).

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