Press Release for Tuesday, June 20, 2006

UNF Offers Life Lessons Seminars for Young Adults

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education, in partnership with Life Lessons, will offer Life Lessons Seminars for young adults ages 17-25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the University Center, room 2144, on the UNF campus.

Life Lessons Seminars are packed with real information that young adults need to be informed and ready when it’s time to make adult decisions. Life Lessons was developed to improve the financial literary of this generation and generations to come.

The first seminar in this young adult series will focus on money management and will cost $20. The following topics will be covered:
• How credit works and the danger of misusing credit; minimum payments; accelerated interest rates; credit scores; credit reports
• How to develop a budget and stick to it, budgeting worksheets, techniques for handling unexpected problems
• Identity theft and how to avoid being a victim of the No. 1 white-collar crime in America today!
• Banking: everything from checking and savings account, ATM and debit cards and the hidden charges and costs of banking
• Mortgaging your future with school loan: the future value of borrowing money and how to evaluate your spending habits and needs
The topic of the next seminar will be “Purchasing Your First Car” and will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the University Center. “Planning for Your First Home Purchase” will be the topic of the third seminar to be held Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the University Center.

For more information or to register for the Life Lessons Seminars, contact Nancy Ann Martinez, UNF Continuing Education program manager, at (904) 620-4260 or by e-mail at