Friday, December 4, 2015

Bridgewater State University to Host Financial Literacy Day

More than 30 exhibitors – from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to investment firms – will offer advice and guidance at Bridgewater State University’s first Financial Literacy Day on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

The event, sponsored by the Bridgewater’s new Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives, will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom. While the primary audience is Bridgewater students from all majors, the event is open to the public and all members of the campus community, said Dr. Margaret Brooks, director of literacy initiatives.

Exhibitors will provide useful financial information and resources to educate those in attendance on topics such as budgeting, saving, investing and borrowing. In addition, some of the exhibits will showcase some of the financial literacy work being done on campus by administrative and academic offices as well as student clubs.

Leanne Martin Fay, executive director of the Massachusetts Financial Literacy Trust, Office of the Massachusetts General Treasury, is the opening speaker. She will discuss how the commonwealth is advancing the issue of financial literacy.

Other speakers, performances by various Bridgewater State University ensembles, open-mike time, contests and a collection for Food Bank 4U, an on-campus, non-perishable food bank for Bridgewater students, will also be featured.

Exhibitors include: Bridgewater Credit Union, Bridgewater Savings Bank, Bristol County Savings Bank, Eastern Bank, Harbor One Bank, Rockland Trust, South Shore Bank, the Massachusetts Treasurer’s Office, EmpowerYourself, Massachusetts Council on Economic Education, More than Wheels, Santander Universities, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Foundation/Stock Market Game, Equity Realty Plus, Wheelhouse Realty, Jack Conway Realty, Fidelity Investments, Travelers Insurance, and a dozen organizations and clubs from across the campus representing opportunities for students.

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