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MSU Extension free financial education webinar series begins Sept. 25

September 4, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension’s webinar series “Solid Finances” will teach adult financial education in 16 sessions, starting on Sept. 25.

The 2013-2014 schedule of free online webinars includes new sessions on student loans, financial fraud, identity theft, retirement, estate planning and more.

The first session, “Federal Student Loans: Issues for Current and Potential Borrowers,” will be on Wed., Sept. 25, from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Solid Finances webinars are scheduled for the lunch hour to make them easily accessible.

This year’s program will include several guest speakers. Carrie Johnson, South Dakota State University assistant professor and Extension Specialist in Family Resource Management, and Luke Erickson, University of Idaho associate professor of Personal Finance and Extension Educator, will share their expertise to address some new issues.

For a complete schedule, visit:
Several hundred Montanans and dozens of others have participated in this award-winning program. The webinar series is free and no products or services are sold as part of the series. Sessions are available in three ways:

  • People may register for the webinar series to obtain a log-in ID, then view the live sessions from a home or office computer. To register, please visit and follow the registration instructions.
  • Groups can watch live webinar sessions at a pre-scheduled site hosting viewing in various communities. Community-hosted sites are still being added for upcoming dates. For specific location information, visit
  • All sessions will be available as archived sessions on the Solid Finances website:

For more information about Solid Finances, contact Joel Schumacher, associate Extension specialist, at 994-6637 or

Contact: Joel Schumacher at (406) 994-6637 or