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Financial Literacy Week

We hope you have enjoyed Financial Literacy Week!  Each of this week’s workshops has been recorded; please click on the links below to access the live recordings.

All week long, we’ll be hosting a series of events and opportunities for your to learn more about managing your student and personal finances. And for Franklin students, the more you participate, the more chances you’ll have to win great prizes! Take a look at everything we have planned that week:

  • Daily Information Table:  Student Affairs and Financial Aid staff members will host a daily information table in the Welcome Center lobby from 11 AM – 1 PM, and 4 PM – 6 PM.  Stop by to learn about a myriad of personal and student finance topics, and let them show you how to access your loan history/servicer information through the National Student Loan Data System.


  • Daily workshops  – Please click on each session to view the live recording:
    • Monday, April 8, Ross AuditoriumBudgeting and Cash Management.
      • Guest speaker Bob Neubauer, ApprisenBob has worked for Apprisen for the past 7 years as a certified financial and housing counselor. Prior to coming to Apprisen, he worked in the financial industry as a bank manager and investment advisor.  He is certified through the National Foundation of Credit Counseling and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  He actively promotes Apprisen in the community and enjoys educating people on the power of financial literacy.
    • Tuesday, April 9, Ross Auditorium Managing Credit / ID Theft.
      • Guest speaker Lindsey Coughlin, Ohio Attorney General’s Office Lindsey Coughlin is a Consumer Educator for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Consumer Protection Section. As a consumer educator, Lindsey conducts presentations to groups across the state to teach Ohioans about their rights and how to avoid scams. Lindsey also prepares educational materials to advance the Consumer Protection Section’s mission of protecting Ohioans from unfair and deceptive business practices and consumer fraud. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Cincinnati. 
    • Wednesday, April 10, Phillips Hall 220 Saving for Retirement/Retirement Planning Basics.
      • Guest speaker Erin Gaeta, CFP Erin is a Certified Financial Planner residing in Columbus, Ohio.  She is founder and president of Mentel Financial Services, LLC, an adjunct professor at Franklin University, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Ohio Financial Planning Association. She assists individuals, families, and small businesses with comprehensive wealth management by developing and managing strategies that balance the need for flexibility, growth, and protection. She believes strongly in financial education and has developed many pro bono initiatives, including the annual Central Ohio Financial Planning Day.  She completed her Master’s Degree in Family Financial Management at The Ohio State University and spent time building her career at The Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington D.C., Nationwide Financial, and Wachovia Securities before establishing an independent practice. Erin’s research has been published in various journals and she appears as a guest speaker on a variety of financial planning topics including retirement planning, insurance planning and benefits, investment planning and education funding.
    •  Thursday, April 11, Phillips Hall 220 Student Loans & Repayment.
      • Guest speaker Rebecca Davis, Senior Marketing Associate, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation  – Becky has worked in the financial aid industry for 23 years.  Becky has counseled many, many students on repayment and her goal is that each of Franklin’s students know what options are the best for them for successful repayment!

**Attention graduating students!  We will also be offering online Exit Counseling sessions for graduating students.  These sessions will review the basics of federal student loan repayment options, and expand upon the federally required online Exit Counseling.  These sessions will be held from Noon – 1 PM on Tuesday and Friday, April 9th & 12th.  Please contact to register for the Exit Counseling workshops.


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