Families in the Lynchburg area can learn about budgeting, investing, debt, and other topics in a series of free personal finance workshops from the University of Lynchburg College of Business.
Business professors will teach six workshops in October and November. Although primarily created for parents of Lynchburg City Schools students, anyone is welcome. Each session includes dinner and child care will be provided. Sign up for the entire series, or a specific session, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop schedule includes:
- Tuesday, October 15, 5:30 p.m. – Budgets, with H. Francis Bush
- Tuesday October 22, 5:30 – Credit scores and credit reports with Sara Bennett
- Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. – Borrowing with Rebecca Booth
- Thursday, November 7, 5:30 – Paying down debt with David Murphy
- Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 – Saving and investing with Michael and Brooke Craig
- Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – Personal finance do’s and don’ts with Thomas Jordan
The workshops are the faculty’s way of giving back to the community, Dr. Nancy Hubbard, dean of the College of Business, said.
“The College of Business faculty have expertise in all matters of finance, from big corporate concerns to practical family finances,” Hubbard said. “We have seen the positive impact that personal finance education has on people’s financial futures, and we’re we’re excited help local families learn these concepts.”
People who attend the free workshops will be eligible to win tickets to see Daymond John, an entrepreneur and star of “Shark Tank,” at the University of Lynchburg on November 21. John will deliver the 2019 Gifford Lecture. Additional details about his speech, including information on tickets available to the general public, will be announced later in October.