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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Office for Financial Success Hosts Financial Preparedness Fair

September 24th, 2011

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 573-882-6217,

WHAT: The average amount owed on bank-issued credit cards in the United States was about $5,000 per household in 2010. This Saturday, the University of Missouri Office for Financial Success (OFS) and Tigers Credit Union will host a Financial Preparedness Fair where presenters will discuss how to budget, enhance a credit score and protect against identity theft. Additionally, trained financial counselors will be available for one-on-one sessions with Columbia residents.

WHO: The OFS is staffed by MU personal financial planning students who volunteer to provide free financial counseling for the community.

WHEN: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24

  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Presentation on budgeting
  • 12-12:45 p.m.: Presentation on credit scores
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: Presentation on identity theft

WHERE: Friends Room, Columbia Public Library
100 W. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65205

NOTE: The event is free and open to the public. Supervised child care will be provided in an adjoining room while parents attend the fair.

The OFS is located in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. For more information about the OFS, visit: