Mercer and GreenPath Debt Solutions to Hold Second Annual Family Financial Wellness Fair

Mercer and GreenPath Debt Solutions to Hold Second Annual Family Financial Wellness Fair

April 14, 2015

MACON – Mercer University's student chapter of the Financial Management Association (FMA) and GreenPath Debt Solutions will hold the second annual Family Financial Wellness Fair April 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the University Center on Mercer's Macon campus.

The family-friendly event, which is free and open to the public, will include services such as credit reports and credit scores for the first 100 participants, consultation with certified financial planners, seminars on the Affordable Care Act, student loans and credit reports, activities for children and door prizes.

The goal of the Family Financial Wellness Fair is to support increasing personal financial stability for Middle Georgians through education and assistance regarding topics such as debt relief and wise budgeting and banking practices.

Last year's inaugural event served 75 low- to moderate-income families, and the goal for this year's event is to serve 200 families.

"This is a great event for Middle Georgians to meet with certified financial counselors for a financial health checkup and learn more about financial resources available in our community," said Dr. Anitha Manohar, assistant professor of finance at Mercer.

More than two-dozen students in Mercer's Stetson School of Business and Economics will work alongside University faculty and GreenPath employees to provide the complementary services.

"We are honored to partner with GreenPath again this year and are excited about reaching out to the community by hosting the second Family Financial Wellness Fair," said Susan Li, a senior from Gray, who is president of the student chapter of FMA at Mercer.

SunTrust Bank and MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union serve as financial sponsors of the event, with WMAZ serving as exclusive media sponsor.

For more information, contact Dr. Manohar at (478) 301-5595 or manohar_ca@mercer.edu.

About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics

Established in 1984, Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a 1901 Mercer graduate and business pioneer who leveraged the first major buyout in corporate history. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted over 12,000 business degrees, and many of its graduates hold senior leadership positions in companies around the world. Mercer's business school delivers career-focused business education programs and develops entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens. It holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places it among the top five percent of all top business schools worldwide. Mercer's business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review for "Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students" and "Greatest Opportunity for Women" as well as being one of its "Best Business Schools." In addition, it has been recognized among the "Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting."

The School offers the following programs: Atlanta (Evening BBA, Full-Time (One-Year) MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Business Analytics), Macon (Traditional BBA and Evening MBA), Douglas County and Henry County (Evening BBA). www.mercer.edu/business


 

Kyle Sears
(478) 301-4037
sears_k@mercer.edu