Marlborough – St. Mary’s Credit Union will present a seminar Saturday, Oct. 22 to educate young adults about managing personal finances. The seminar is free and will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with registration from 8:30-9 a.m. The seminar will take place at the credit union’s headquarters, 46 Lizotte Drive, Marlborough. Everyone, including non-members of the credit union and parents, are welcome to attend – but pre-registration is required.
St. Mary’s Credit Union President and CEO James C. Garvey noted that, “there is, unfortunately, a disturbing lack of knowledge about managing money among young people. Knowing that schools are already hard-pressed to offer these programs within the existing school day, St. Mary’s Credit Union has decided to take a lead role locally to address this important need within the community.”
The seminar will focus upon three areas, including:
- Checking and savings accounts
- Loans, credit and collections
- Setting goals and budgeting
The content of the seminar is designed for high school juniors and seniors, as well as college students. Breakfast and lunch will be included, as well as prizes and giveaways throughout the day.
“We know the importance of keeping young people’s attention and that’s why we are designing the day to be both fun and educational,” said St. Mary’s Credit Union Marketing Vice President Anthony J. Battista.
“As students graduate from high school and begin college – they should have some basic skills and knowledge about managing their money,” Battista said. “We will teach them about budgets, credit, and avoiding common traps that create debt. I hope that a lot of people will take advantage of this opportunity.”
For more information, or to register to attend this seminar, call 508-490-6835 or visit www.bankatsmcu.com.