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College of Business Announces Dates for Financial Literacy Week Event

March 8, 2023

The Idaho State University College of Business is excited to announce the dates of their first Financial Literacy Week to be held April 3-7.

The community-wide event, sponsored by Wells Fargo, will include a panel discussion with local finance experts, a financial trivia night and a variety of speakers, including Keynote Speaker, College of Business alumnus and Private Wealth Advisor for Ameriprise Financial, Ken Franklin. Franklin will kick off the week with his presentation on “The Top 10 Financial Planning Principles You Need to Know.”

“I can’t wait to share the financial planning knowledge I have obtained over my 20+ years as a financial planner,” Franklin said.

In addition to events held on the Idaho State University campus, the College of Business plans to reach out to local middle schools and high schools to offer financial literacy education. This education opportunity would include a professor from the College of Business visiting the school to discuss financial literacy, as well as answer students’ questions. Professors throughout the College of Business will also be discussing financial literacy and how it pertains to the subject matter of their own classes.

“The importance of financial literacy cannot be understated, as it impacts everyone's day to day life,” said Iris Buder, College of Business Chair of Economics and Finance and Professor of Economics. “Learning about financial literacy provides one with the necessary knowledge to plan, manage, and make financial decisions. Having been afforded this opportunity to reach out to students is truly remarkable.”

"We are incredibly thankful to Wells Fargo for making this inaugural Financial Literacy Week possible for our students and community,” said College of Business Dean and Michael C. Ruettgers Professor of Marketing, Dr. Shane Hunt. “Idaho State University is committed to preparing our students with the personal finance tools to help them achieve their dreams, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Wells Fargo in this effort."



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