The event begins with an address from USU officials and State Treasury Secretary Richard Ellis at 11:30 in ESLC Room 130.
Following the presentation, 20 Family Finance seniors will be available to offer free financial consultations on student loans, credit card debt, credit scores, mortgages, investments for retirement, free financial evaluations and assessments.
“If we believe life is a journey, personal and family finances need to be part of it,” said Lucy Delgadillo, an associate professor who successfully petitioned the governor’s office to declare April as Utah’s first ever Financial Health Month.
“When people have a better understanding of their money habits, biases and the emotional triggers that foster overspending, they will be more in control of their own finances.”
The student counselors will address topics like these:
- There are organizations that will help pay off your student debt if you do volunteer work.
- If you make less than 200 percent of the poverty level for your family, you can put up to $400 into your child’s Utah Educational Savings Plan and receive a dollar for dollar match.
- Most financial “aid” is in the form of a loan.
- You can open a savings account for your child as soon as you have their social security number.
For more information contact Lucy Delgadillo at 435-797-7204.