The Walking Debt: Don't Become a Financial Zombie

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A presentation concerning strategic ways of handling student debt, avoiding debt and building wealth took place at April 8 in West Science.

In 2011 NMU graduates, on average, accumulated $29,000 in student loans. Speakers Rich Tegge, president and founder of Wealth Strategy Group, and Tawni Ferrarini, the Sam M. Cohodas Professor of Economics at NMU, aim to help students plan their financial situations to avoid graduating too far in the red.


Swim with the Financial Sharks​

Your Wealth Lecture Series presentation"Swim with the Financial Sharks​" was given by James Studinger, the JP Studinger Group Author of Wealth Is a Choice and Chair of the Michigan JumpStart Coalition on October 23, 2013. He spoke on how to use your money to make you wealthy, not poor. Identify how to make money by solving others' problems. See how to create a cash flow with "high band-width." View Presentation.

Your Wealth sponsors

money caseThe Your Wealth series is a collaboration between a number of organizations and groups, including, Northern Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences, NMU Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, Students for Liberty and Economics Student Association.

Previous Your Wealth Speaker

Your Wealth Lecture Series presentation"Enterprise Facilitation: A New Approach to Business Development." was given by NMU alumnus and former Marquette city councilman Jason Schneider on March 11. He spoke on using and innovative, people-centered business approach that works especially well in the rural setting. Mr. Schneider currently represents Accelerate U.P., a grassroots community project intent on promoting entrepreneurial success in Marquette County. View the Presentation

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