Thursday, November 9, 2006

Successful Models in Financial Education

As I sit here in a hotel room in Washington D.C. contemplating what to write about in this week's tip, I think I'll take the opportunity to toot our horn a little bit ...

Since arriving at the University of Missouri about 15 months ago, the Personal Financial Planning Department has been supportive of just about everything I've wanted to do in starting/operating the Office for Financial Success. We've had many rewarding successes along the way - today among those. I was very honored to be invited to D.C. by Freddie Mac to receive two awards that provide national validation to the good things being done at MU.

2006 Successful Models in Financial Education Awards:
Freddie Mac today announced their 2006 successful models within four financial education categories. The OFS was proud to be recognized in two of the four!

* Successful Outreach and Marketing Efforts for Financial Education.
We received the top recognition in this category for our Financial Tip of the Week. Time has only increased the popularity/readership of the tip; the new conversion to a weekly blog has been popular as well.
* Successful Tools or Resources Used in Financial Education Initatives.
We were runner up in this category for our Financial Survival course for college students. The unique 1-credit pass/fail Financial Success course that hasn't even been offered yet (next semester will be the first offering) is already receiving attention.

Seats in the 1-Credit pass/fail courses are filling quickly ...
Financial Survival -- FIN PLN 1183 (Ref #43500) - (<100 seats left)
Financial Success -- FIN PLN 4318 (Topics) (Ref #43587)

The "award winning" Financial Tip of the Week is a service of ...
University of Missouri-Columbia
College of Human Environmental Sciences
Department of Personal Financial Planning
Office for Financial Success
Dr. Mark Oleson - OFS Director

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