Workshop Aims to Help High School & College Students Make Better Financial Choices

Most high school students are making financial choices now. Many shop, have jobs, pay bills, are eligible for tax refunds if they file, have accounts at financial institutions, make car payments, pay car insurance — and most importantly, college-bound students are preparing to make a student debt choice. Financial literacy lessons help these kids grapple with the adult choices they already face as teenagers  That’s why Harrisburg University hosts a regular series of events devoted to teaching high school and college students on making smart financial choices.

The latest one is a lecture and workshop, Money Marathon, scheduled for 5:30 pm to 7 pm, April 18th at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. There is no charge for the event and it is open to the community.  The event, held during Financial Literacy Month, includes announcing the winners for the HU/Harrisburg School District “What Does Financial Literacy Mean to Me?” contest.

Speakers include Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann and, Doug Hassenbein of the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities . He serves as Assistant Investor Education Coordinator. Doug pursued this position based on his personal interest to continually learn more about basic saving and investing concepts. He likes to see how basic investment knowledge can help anyone reach “real world” financial goals.

Money Marathon: Building Your Financial Nest Egg Schedule

5:30-6:00: Networking/Hors d’oeuvres
6:00-6:45 pm: Doug Hassenbein’s talk and Q&A
6:45-7:00 pm: Winners announced for the HU/Harrisburg School District “What Does Financial Literacy Mean to Me?” Contest

The event will take place in the Auditorium of Harrisburg University, which is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg.