Financial planning workshops set for fall
Are you thinking of a career change or planning for retirement? A new financial planning program can help.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is offering a six-week series on all aspects of financial planning. It will be held on Saturdays, Sept. 28 to Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Financial planning is one of the fastest growing career paths, which Money magazine forecasts will grow 41 percent by 2016. Average earnings for financial planners exceeded $100,000 for 2010, according to the 2011 Survey of Trends in the Financial Planning Industry. 

The series will cover important areas needed to achieve financial independence and a quality lifestyle, including financial planning, insurance, investments, taxes, retirement and estate planning, said Business Professor David Schalow of UW-Stevens Point, who will lead the sessions. “At a time when many careers are in decline and financial literacy becomes more important, financial planning skills are in high demand.” 

Those interested may attend the entire series, a single session or a choice of any three sessions. The cost for any one session is $200, including class materials. The entire six-session series is $700. 

Optional university credit also is available. For more information, call UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or visit


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