If you’re young and in debt, you’re not alone. In a recent survey, Fidelity found that the class of 2013 left school with an average of $3,000 in credit card debt and $26,000 in student loans.
Clearly, these liabilities are a major concern for those in the early stages of their adult lives. While there is no undoing the past, young adults who are smart about how they manage what they owe can greatly improve their future. At the next Beer, Burgers & Managing Your Bucks on Wednesday, April 9 (6:00 PM) at MCC on Main in Manchester, personal finance expert Mary K. Johnson will offer attendees sound strategies for raising their credit scores, reducing the cost of their debt and accelerating their pay-back time.
Mary is currently Director of Financial Literacy and Student Aid Policy at Higher One, a New Haven-based company that provides financial services and data analytics to over 1,600 colleges. She conducts on-campus financial literacy workshops and is a money blogger for the Huffington Post. In addition, Mary has served as Associate Commissioner of Finance and Administration for the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, where she oversaw the development and administration of the state’s student financial assistance programs.
The April 9th event begins at a new time, 6 PM, at MCC on Main, 903 Main Street, Manchester. For the first part of the evening, guests can network, enjoy sliders from Manchester burger bar Catsup & Mustard and sample craft beer from April’s featured brewery, Broad Brook Brewing Company. The financial presentation follows at 7 PM.
Admission is $5. There is parking on the street as well as free parking in the lot in back of MCC on Main (accessible from Main Street via Purnell Place).
For more information, call 860-647-6030 or visit www.manchestercc.edu/bucks. To register go to http://aprilbucks.ezevent.com. You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mcconmain/events.