‘Making Your Money Work for You’ focus of free community seminar Jan. 21

The annual Financial Freedom seminar brings in top speakers each year, like Yvonne Sparks of the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis, who spoke in January 2011. (Credit: Jerry Naunheim Jr.)

In remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr., the Society of Black Student Social Workers (SBSSW) at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis will host the sixth annual “Financial Freedom Seminar: Making Your Money Work for You,” from 9 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in Brown and Goldfarb halls.

The seminar, free and open to the public, is designed for St. Louis community youth and adults interested in building wealth, repairing and maintaining good credit, purchasing a home or starting and expanding a business.

Seminar participants will be able to choose a morning and afternoon workshop from the following:

Morning workshops:

  • Saving and Investing for Retirement;
  • The Path to Homeownership;
  • Homeownership;
  • Credit Building;
  • Budgeting;
  • Homeownership and Foreclosure; and
  • PNC Financial Services Group’s Foundation of Money Management.

Afternoon workshops:

  • Starting a Small Business;
  • Because A Child’s Education is Worth the Effort;
  • PNC Financial Services Group’s Foundation of Money Management;
  • Long term Investment; and
  • Guarding Against Risk, Protection Planning.

The seminar will begin with a panel discussion featuring many of the workshop presenters.

Interested participants need to register at brownschool.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/FF2012.aspx. Event check-in will be in Goldfarb Hall Commons.

For more information, e-mail kcowley@brownschool.wustl.edu or call (314) 935-3466.

Lunch will be provided.