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Planning to be Wealthy: Money Smart Week Events April 5-12, 2014

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Are you planning to be wealthy? What are you doing now to reach that goal? Would you like to know what to do to make your financial dreams a reality? Join Club Hendy, aka Zach S. Henderson Library during Money Smart Week. The library will host two events to help you with financial literacy. Both events will take place in the Exhibits Area on the First Floor of the Library. The events are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 7 at 2 p.m.

Dr. Al​lissa​ Lee, Assistant Professor of Finance from the College of Business Administration will address saving and wealth accumulation in ways that make sense now, so that you have the information you need to be wealthy later.

 Wednesday, April 9 at 11 a.m.

Karen Dugger, BB&T Relationship Banker will deliver a presentation on budgeting, debit cards, and credit cards to help you manage your day to day finances now and make good decisions and develop good habits, so that you build wealth, rather than debt.

 Attendance verification will be provided for both events, and students are encouraged to participate in Money Smart Hunt 2014, with the top prize a $500 gift certificate. Both events and the photo opportunities after each event are worth points in the mobile scavenger hunt, and odds are good for winning!

More information about Money Smart Week

More information about Money Smart Hunt

Information about the Federal Reserve and Georgia Southern’s first Money Smart Week

Contact Lori Gwinett at for further information.

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About Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002. Partnering Organizations will host their events April 5 – 12, 2014.


Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor of Finance in the College of Business Administration.  She earned her PhD from Oklahoma State University as well as an MS in quantitative financial economics.  She earned a BBA in finance and meetings and destination management from Northeastern State University.  Prior to joining the Georgia Southern faculty, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University and the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University–San Marcos.  Dr. Lee has authored academic publications in journal such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Research in International Business and Finance, and the Journal of Financial Education.


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