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Anderson Students Invited to Summit on Financial Education

April 2, 2010

(Albuquerque, NM) The New Mexico Coalition for Financial Education (NMCoFE), the Lt. Governor’s Office, and the UNM Anderson School of Management are inviting all Anderson students to attend the 4th Annual Lt. Governor’s Summit on Financial Education on Monday, April 19 at Hotel Albuquerque Old Town. There is no cost for Anderson students to attend the summit that includes breakfast and lunch.

The theme of this year’s summit is: Gain Control – Keep Control and it will feature more than 20 workshops from experts in the financial industry to help you gain control of your current financial situation and keep control well into the future. At least two seminars per breakout session will specifically target college students

Why should students attend an Annual Summit on Financial Education?

- Prior to 2010, our nation’s saving’s rate was a negative 1%
- More than 70% of us live paycheck to paycheck – that means that less than 30% of us are able to save and invest for the future
- Most college students will graduate with an average of $19,000.00 plus interest in student loan debt and an average of $5,000 - $7,000 in credit card debt


The luncheon will feature an address by Lt. Governor, Diane Denish and the Keynote speaker, Dr. Rickie Keys, PhD, MPH, Senior Fellow of Health and Social Policy at the University of Denver, will discuss The Clear Connection: Showing the Impact of Insufficient Financial Education on the Poor and Credit Challenged.

Anderson Financial Management Association members will play a key role in this year’s summit helping at the event while also serving as hosts and guides to summit attendees.


Attend the Lt. Governor's Summit on Financial Education
April 19, 8:30 am – 3:00pm at Hotel Albuquerque.
Space is limited register now at 505-383-2327 or bernice.geiger@state.nm.us

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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