University Program Council Presents Part 1 of 3 Speaker Series: Peter Bielagus (Young America's Financial Coach™)

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Contact: Karen Freimund Wills, UPC Program Coordinator, 402-472-9749


Lincoln, Nebraska – September 3, 2010 – Speaker, author, and licensed financial advisor Peter Bielagus, (known as “The Go To Guy For Young People and Their Money”) is coming to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 to present a series of financial presentations for the University Program Council (UPC). This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium and is co-sponsored by the UNL Student Money Management Center. This event is free for all UNL Students with valid NCard and $4.00 for Faculty, Staff and Public.
Bielagus, a twenty-something who himself was $5,000 in credit card debt his freshman year of college began touring the country 3 years ago trying to prevent college students from making the same mistakes with the finances as he did. “When I arrived on campus, I signed up for every credit card they threw in front of me. No one ever told me this hurts my credit score. No one ever told me I even had a credit score.” Bielagus chronicled his journey out of the debt dungeon by writing Getting Loaded: A Complete Personal Finance Guide For Students And Young Professionals.
As one of the few professional speakers committed exclusively to this niche, Peter travels to colleges, universities, military bases, and corporations worldwide introducing individuals to their financial lives. “Most Americans, let alone most college students don’t know what their credit score is.” Says Bielagus, “This number literally determines how expensive your life will be and will affect your ability to get a job. I try to inform people of the financial information they need to know before they need to know it.” Peter provides an upbeat and outspoken interview that teaches audiences how to jumpstart their financial lives. To interview him, please call 603-661-3003.
The University Program Council (UPC) is a volunteer student organization designed to address the co-curricular, social, recreational, cultural, and educational needs of the campus. The University Program Council acts as the executive body responsible for the implementation of programs and activities funded by University Programs and Facilities Fees (UPFF).

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