For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran

Georgian Court University Offers Free Seminars on Credit and Debt

Lakewood, N.J., Aug. 29, 2008—The U.S. Census projects that by 2010, the amount of credit card debt in this country will reach over $1.09 billion. Learn how to get out from under that crushing debt, improve your credit scores, and avoid being just another statistic with one of these two free seminars offered by Georgian Court University.

Empowering Knowledge in Finance Seminars
Are you looking to learn how to manage your finances better? These seminars, presented by Georgian Court alumna Christine Graziano, could be exactly what you are looking for! Whether you are still in school or have been working for years, these seminars will provide you with knowledge on credit and debt management. Ms. Graziano has been working in the banking industry for nearly a decade, including securities.

Give Yourself Credit
Tuesday, September 16, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
At this seminar, you will learn about different kinds of credit. You will also learn how to build your credit history, develop a credit strategy, manage credit wisely, understand your credit report, know who uses your credit, and improve credit scores.

Reduce Debt for the Future
Thursday, September 18, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
At this seminar on debt management, learn how to recognize the types and amount of debt you have; establish a plan to avoid, reduce, and eliminate debt; and reduce the chance of amassing debt in the future.

Both seminars will be held in the Little Theatre on Georgian Court’s Lakewood campus. They are free, but reservations are required due to limited space. For more information or to make reservations, call Marcia Dickinson at 732.987.2276.

Another seminar, “How to Start a New Business,” will be offered on Wednesday, November 12, at 6:00 p.m. in the Casino Ballroom.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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