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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to Host Personal Finance Symposium

April 17th, 2013

Story Contact: Nathan Hurst, 573-882-6217,

WHAT: The University of Missouri Department of Personal Financial Planning will host its fifth annual Personal Finance Symposium. The symposium will feature experts from across the field of personal finance discussing topics such as money sanity, how to choose the best insurance, the state of the current economy and financial literacy.

The symposium is also sponsored by the MU Office for Financial Success and MU Center for Economic Education. The Department of Personal Financial Planning is housed in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at MU.

WHO: Speakers include:
Rob Weagley, chair of the Department of Personal Financial Planning at MU
Betsy Rodriguez, vice president for human resources at MU
Nathan Dungan, president and founder of Share Save Spend
John Olsen, president of Olsen Financial Group
Juli Niemann, executive vice president of research and portfolio management at Smith, Moore and Co.
Anna Cabral, former treasurer of the United States

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17
Reynolds Alumni Center
MU campus

NOTES: The event is open to the public, but RSVP is required. To RSVP or for more information contact Amy Sanders at or at (573) 884-5958. Cost to attend the symposium is $10 for students, $30 non-students and $60 for Continuing Education Credits.