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Webinar for College Seniors and Young Workers to Address Managing Student Loan Debt and Saving for a Secure Financial Future

Free April 30 event to be co-hosted by US Department of Education

Contact:  
Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


An April 30 webinar will provide tips and tools to help college seniors and young workers learn to budget for today's needs and tomorrow's goals. "Start Early to Take Charge of Your Financial Future" will be held from 3-4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 30. Participants will receive practical guidance and resources to assist with budgeting, managing debt from student loans and credit cards, saving and investing for short and long-term goals, making the most of employer-sponsored retirement and health benefits, and other aspects of personal finance management.

"College graduation is a critical time for students to learn more about managing their finances," said U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter. "Many students will be making student loan payments, managing expenses, and saving for their first car or home. They will be faced with numerous decisions that require practical knowledge about budgeting, saving, and maximizing employer-sponsored benefits, to name a few. This webinar will help students take important steps in planning for financial security."

The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid office is co-hosting the webinar with the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards as part of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission's Starting Early Campaign.

Members of the public can register at http://mp163422.cdn.mediaplatform.com/163422/wc/mp/4000/15208/15212/24732/Lobby/default.htm?ref=ProductionTeamEmail.