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Public invited to Financial Literacy Workshop

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The financial literacy workshop is free to the public and will be held in Quick Center.

Widener University's School of Business Administration is inviting the public to a free financial literacy workshop on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. The workshop will be presented by Professor Joseph Hargadon, the department head for accounting and information management at Widener.

During the workshop, he will teach participants about how to make smart financial decisions, including making your money work for you, becoming debt free and the benefits of compound interest.

The interactive workshop will take place in Quick Center Room 108, 14th and Walnut Streets, Chester, Pennsylvania.

The workshop is free and dinner will be provided, but the number of participants is limited. Those who are interested should register by Jan. 20 by contacting Assistant Dean Jessica Hoopes at 610-499-4304 or

"We are excited in the Widener University School of Business Administration to help community members who want to avoid financial pitfalls and learn to be money smart," Hoopes said. "Space is limited so those who want to join should register early."

The event is sponsored by the School of Business Administration, Chester Rotary Club, Widener University Rotaract Club, UPS and Franklin Mint Credit Union.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises seven schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Visit the university website,