Money Matters:
Are You College Ready?

Week 1: June 19-23, 2017


As you think about heading off to college, you are going to need more than books, sheets and school supplies.  You have a plan for selecting a college, a plan on how to be admitted to college, and an outstanding educational background that will serve you well in the classroom.  But before you pack your bags, you will also need a financial plan and some basic money knowledge that will, not only, enhance your college experience but keep you from graduating with a lot of debt.  Your SAT score is what you need to be admitted to college but in the adult world, your credit score is what you need to buy a car, rent an apartment, acquire a cell phone plan, and even be considered for a job!  Don’t know what a credit score is?  That’s what this course will teach you, along with how to manage things like budgets, student loans, bank accounts, credit cards and even investing in the stock market to make your money grow! (Did you know, if you invested just $200 in Netflix in 2002, your stock would now be worth $22,194!)

Your college degree and the career you choose will determine the type of income you have, but no matter what your career or income is, a good financial plan will put you in charge of how you spend, save and invest your money so that you can have the type of lifestyle you dream about.

Guest Presenters Include:
Greg Castanza - President of Halo Corp.
John Brubaker - Owner Professional Resume Plus

For students entering grades 10-12 and freshman year of college. Minimum enrollment 6, maximum enrollment 16.
The program runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

Cost: $495; Early Bird Discount $445 until March 15

Instructor: Instructor: Maryanne Taft is a graduate of the College of New Jersey acquiring a B.S. in Business Education and an M.A. in Educational Technology from NOVA Southeastern University, FL. Upon graduating, Ms. Taft worked in marketing and in enrollment management where she was the Acting Director of Admissions at a small, liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. Her experience, prior to moving to Connecticut, included teaching at the high school level and being an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Taft currently teaches in the Business & Finance department at Hall High School in West Hartford, CT. She is a member of the Connecticut Jumpstart Financial Literacy Coalition and has presented at the statewide Personal Finance Conference in Connecticut for the past five years. She is married and has three children.



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