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Students can participate in financial seminar

Business Fargo,North Dakota 58102
Students can participate in financial seminar
Fargo North Dakota 101 5th Street North 58102

Area students studying personal finance are invited to attend $MRTZ on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the North Dakota State University Memorial Union from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is hosted by Town & Country Credit Union, North Dakota State University and the NDSU Extension Service.

Included in the seminar will be a student panel where current NDSU students will share their personal experiences with credit cards, financial aid and living on a student’s budget. Breakout sessions running throughout the day will include: Budgeting Basics, Fun and Games in Financial Aid, Credit 101 and Your Money Future. The closing keynote address will feature a participatory game called “Do You Think Like a Millionaire?” Learning materials, lunch and breakfast are provided for attendees at no cost.

The purpose of $MRTZ is to provide free financial education to area students. A lack of financial knowledge among high school students sets them up to make financial mistakes early in their adult life that can have lifelong consequences. Research also shows that even a small amount of financial education in high school can have a positive effect on financial behavior as an adult.

The $MRTZ Seminar has been held at Minot State University since 2009 with more than 1,300 students in attendance over the five years. $MRTZ is coordinated and organized by a group of volunteers and funded by Town & Country Credit Union. This is the first year $MRTZ has been offered in Fargo.

Educators can register their students by contacting Shannon Webster at 701-420-6719 or Registration is limited to 250 students.