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Free Financial Education Webinar series resumes January 26

January 17, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN - Montana State University Extension is offering a free financial education series webinar resuming January 26. The spring "Solid Finances" series consists of eight sessions, organized into two topics (retirement and estate planning) with four one-hour sessions per topic.

The fall "Solid Finances" series highlighted money management and investments. Feedback was strong: Participants appreciated "the ability to work online and still ask and have questions answered." Archived recordings of the money management and investment sessions can be viewed at:

The program continues to be taught by MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist Marsha Goetting and MSU Extension Economics Associate Specialist Joel Schumacher.

Previous retirement and estate planning series participants have said they liked "the knowledge of the presenters and each class being focused on a narrow topic," and "[I was] able to put information to use immediately, helping me meet a personal goal regarding estate planning and trust/will development."

The program is made possible by a grant that MSU Extension received from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and United Way Worldwide to expand the Solid Finances education series to reach off-campus audiences.

There is no charge to participate in the series. Participants can attend a single session or all sessions. There are two ways to participate: several host locations offer classroom space (Broadus, MSU-Billings, Cut Bank, Glasgow, Great Falls, Havre, Livingston, Missoula, Sidney and White Sulfur Springs,); or participate as an individual online in the webinar series.

All of the webinar sessions will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. There is no cost to participate in the series and the sessions are open to all. The complete schedule and webinar registration is available here:

For questions about the series, contact Joel Schumacher; 994-6637;