January 17, 2008


I posted earlier this week ('free planning assistance') so I'll be brief ...

I wanted to mention two new resources:

* The OFS, in partnership with Tigers Credit Union, will be providing free financial workshops to the MU community every other week during the spring semester. The first workshop will begin next week (W - January 23rd) in the Memorial Union, room S304, and will address issues surrounding the topic of credit (credit reporting/scoring ...). The workshops will be held on Wednesdays during the lunch hour (12-1). I will plan on posting the semester schedule next week ... [feel free to bring your lunch with you - a light lunch/refreshments will be provided]. There is an open invitation, but an RSVP to financialsuccess@missouri.edu if you plan to attend is welcomed.

* NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education) recently developed a website specifically designed to help college-aged students. The resources will provide students with the information and tools necessary to cultivate positive lifelong habits. The web site includes the following resource areas:
- Financial Basics
- Paying for College
- College Life
- The World of Work

You can check out the free resource at: http://cashcourse.org/mizzou