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Xavier hosts Financial Fitness Day to promote financial health and stability for local residents

The event at the Cintas Center is free and open to the public

03/04/12

Xavier is offering financial assistance for individuals and families from Greater Cincinnati with a free Financial Fitness Day on Saturday, Mar.10. Anyone interested in learning ways to enhance or maintain financial stability is welcome to attend.

The event includes informative workshops, one-on-one meetings with finance and housing experts, and free tax preparation services. The event takes place from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center. Free parking is available in the Cintas lot.

A number of short "Ask the Expert" sessions are being offered. Attendees may pre-register for 20-minute sessions on topics including credit reports, identity theft, job searches, couponing, energy saving, and for a time to have their taxes done.

One session features Todd Everett, director for financial aid at Xavier, and Fredrick Brown, director of the Career Services Center, presenting “College Planning: Choosing Careers that Make Sense in Today’s Market & How to Pay for Education.” This session aims to help parents plan for their children’s college future and for their children to find a career that will help pay their student loans.

Visit the website for more information and to register. Attendees can bring financial and personal documents for free confidential shredding at the Cintas shredding truck.

Drawings occur throughout the day for gas gift cards, grocery gift cards, personal shredders, free will planning, an office organizer and a flat-screen television. Winners must be present and have attended at least one workshop or expert session to be eligible.

Other sponsors for the event are the United Way, Fifth Third Bank, Huntington Bank, PNC Bank, U.S. Bank and the Cincinnati Central Credit Union.