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DATE: April 14, 2006

Money Smart Week is April 22-29

DEARBORN---The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s School of Management will participate in Money Smart Week, a series of seminars devoted to combat financial illiteracy and provide greater education to consumers in southeast Michigan.

Detroit’s third annual Money Smart Week will take place April 22-29 and seven of the sessions, which are free and open to the public, will be held at UM-Dearborn’s Fairlane Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26.

The Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, along with 26 local organizations, joined together to create Money Smart Week, according to Prof. Michael Foran, chair of UM-Dearborn’s Department of Accounting and Finance and Money Smart project director.

Mike Callahan, School of Management internship director at UM-Dearborn, will present “How to Go After and Land That Job” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26 in Room 126, Fairlane Center North. Callahan will explore how to make a powerful first impression with a professionally written resume and answer tough questions during the interview process. He also will offer tips on searching for career opportunities.

Marshall Hunt, a tax lecturer at UM-Dearborn and director of the Volunteer Accounting Service Team of Michigan’s tax assisting program, will discuss ways to prepare personal income tax returns. Hunt will explore helpful hints for individual taxpayers and offer updates on current tax law changes.

Other presenters will discuss topics such as financial education aspects of the Michigan Education Savings Program; tax-smart ways to save and invest; understanding basic investment concepts; getting ready for retirement; and a homebuyer’s seminar.

For more information about Money Smart Week, contact Foran at (313) 593-5286; Victoria Hage at (313) 593-5230 or torie@umd.umich.edu; or visit http://www.chicagofed.org/news_and_conferences/conferences_and_events/

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