NYU-SCPS Hosts 10th Annual Financial Fitness Workshop on September 29

Event to Kick Off National Financial Planning Week in NYC

NEW YORK, September 11, 2012 – The New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Division of Programs in Business (scps.nyu.edu/finance), in conjunction with the Financial Planning Association of New York, will host the 10th Annual Financial Fitness Workshop to kick off this year’s National Financial Planning Week in New York.  The workshop will take place on Saturday, September 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at NYU School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South.

In addition to insights and personal financial strategies from certified financial planners and attorneys, the workshop will feature a keynote address by Nick Murray, author of Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth, who will explain how “Everything You Think You Know About Risk Is Wrong.” The morning speaker, Joseph W. Jordan, author of Living a Life of Significance, will address “Dealing with Change.”

The one-day event will provide attendees with the insight to make informed financial decisions and the know-how to be financially successful.  Four sets of sessions on topics for those with varying levels of expertise will be provided throughout the day.  Topics include:

  • Step by Step Guide To Creating a Financial Plan
  • Constructing Your Investment Portfolio
  • How To Save More, Spend Less…And Still Live Well
  • Retirement Primer: 401(k), IRA, Roth, 403(b)
  • Mutual Funds and ETFs: Need To Know Basics
  • Keeping Safe: Credit Scores and Repair, and Identity Theft
  • Wills, Healthcare Proxies, and Trusts: Who Needs What
  • Maximizing Social Security Benefits

The workshop is open to the public. Tickets are $40, $30 for NYU students, faculty, and staff with ID. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The net proceeds of the event will be donated to Project Renewal, a local charity serving the homeless. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more detailed information and to register, visit: www.fpany.org.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.