Monday, March 12
The Quantitative Literacy Center will host Financial Literacy Week, March 12-15. Financial Literacy Week is designed to prepare students to deal with real-world financial issues and to help students establish financial security upon graduation. Topics for this year include automobile purchases, home-buying, protection against loss of wealth and personal finance. All events will be held in the Wiley Auditorium at 7 p.m.
The Art of Buying a Car - Monday, March 12
Trace Bratton, Bill Gatton Honda (E&H ’82)
Mr. Bratton’s discussion will feature an explanation of the costs and fees associated with purchasing a vehicle, as well as an explanation of buying vs. leasing and interest rates.
Home Buying 101 - Tuesday, March 13
Cindy Hornsby, Realtor
Ms. Hornsby will discuss the home-buying process, including tips for first-time buyers and a review of the mistakes many make when purchasing their first home.
Protection Against Catastrophic Loss of Wealth - Wednesday, March 14
Christen W. (Chip) Burkholder (E&H ’84)
Divorce, death, lawsuits, bankruptcy can all lead to financial ruin. Mr. Burkholder, an attorney in Bristol, TN, will offer advice on how to structure your assets to avoid financial loss in serious life situations.
Personal Finance - Thursday, March 15
Bruce Hatch, Lawson Hatch Financial Services (E&H ’82)
Mr. Hatch will offer guidance on navigating the world of personal finance, including information on credit cards, 401 K and additional retirement options, investing and other aspects.
For more information, contact Professor Mark Hainsworth, Director of Quantitative Literacy (x6828) or Sarah Beth White, QLC Administrative Assistant (x6893).