Financial literary workshop on preparing for retirement

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas currently ranks 49 out of 50 states in financial literacy.

    This means that the average Arkansan has trouble understanding basic financial issues, such as balancing checkbooks and credit cards.

    That's why GenWealth Financial Advisors is hosting workshops all fall to teach Arkansan financial skills.

    Advisors from GenWealth will partner with a UALR professor to host the workshops beginning September 26th and running through November 16th.

    THV11's Elle Mohs spoke with John Shrewsbury and Janet Walker to discuss the first workshop, 'Preparing for Retirement', which will be held Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m.

    "Retirement is a big change in life," says Shrewsbury. "You have to think about for thirty years without a paycheck and so there is a lot of prep work that has to go into that and what we're trying to do is just give people the foundational things that they need to know about getting ready for retirement."

    Please register for the workshop by calling 501-653-7355 or by clicking here.

    All workshops are free of charge and open to the public and will be held at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service building at 2301 South University in Little Rock.

    A list of topics, dates and times are listed below. For more information, call 501-653-7355.

    "Kids and Cash" & "Preparing for Retirement"

    Thursday, September 26
    7 PM

    "Invest in Yourself" & "Credit Cards, Credit Scores and Credit Reports"

    Tuesday, October 1
    7 PM

    "An Introduction to Investing" & "Put Your Company-Sponsored Retirement Plan to Work for You"

    Thursday, October 17
    7 PM

    ALL Workshops will be repeated on:

    Saturday, November 16
    1 PM & 2:30 PM

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