Free Financial Wellness Seminars Offered in Janesville

UW-Whitewater Continuing Education pleased to offer free financial wellness seminars at its Rock County campus in Janesville. UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics faculty will lead the three free seminars, which will take place on Wednesday evenings in March. Whether you are looking to make financial decisions now or in the future, join us for this opportunity to gather information and ask your questions. All seminars are FREE and open to the public. Registration is requested, but walk-ins will be welcome.

Dates, titles and descriptions seminars are as follows:

Your Credit Score: How to Build it, Protect it and Repair it

Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m.

Credit scores are essential to our lives. Whether you want to borrow money, rent an apartment or open a utility account, you need to show your ability to pay your bills on time. A poor credit score can increase your monthly payments, which can be a significant amount of money over the course of a 15- to 30-year mortgage or a 4- to 6-year auto loan. In this session, you will learn how to build, repair and protect what is probably the most important element of your financial life — your credit score.

Presented by Dr. Bakhtear Talukdar and Dr. Mohammad Jafarinejad, assistant professors, Department of Finance and Business Law, UW-Whitewater

Financial Guidance: Retirement Planning and Financial Advisers

Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m.

This presentation will provide participants with some knowledge on how to manage their retirement accounts, if they feel comfortable doing so themselves. If participants feel more comfortable using a financial adviser, this presentation will provide them with some advice on what to look for when selecting an adviser; what they can ask to ensure the adviser has their best interest in mind and is adding value for them; and what they can do to minimize their advising costs. In addition, we will provide some research-based evidence on how financial advisers perform.

Presented by Dr. Arjan Premti, assistant professor, Department of Finance and Business Law, UW-Whitewater

How Much Do You Know About Mortgage Refinance?

Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m.

Interest rates fluctuate over time. These fluctuations can provide an opportunity for homeowners to refinance their mortgage. And after a certain age, homeowners can reverse their mortgage and use it as a source of income. This presentation on mortgage refinance and reverse mortgages would be interesting to potential and current homeowners, and will provide you with a better understanding of effective interest rate, mortgage basics, refinancing and reverse mortgage. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion of all seminar topics.

Presented by Dr. Mohammad Jafarinejad, Dr. Bakhtear Talukdar, and Dr. Arjan Premti, assistant professors, Department of Finance and Business Law

All seminars are free and open to the public and will be held in Andrews Hall, Room 11, at UW-Whitewater at Rock County. Registration is requested at or by phone at 262-472-3165. Walk-ins are welcome. If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or for further information.

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