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 hostthe workshops beginning September 26th and running through November16th.
THV11's Elle Mohs sat down withJohn Shrewsbury and Janet Walker to discuss the first workshop, 'Kids and Cash', which will be held Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m.
"We feel like that if we start with the kids, educating kids properly about money and investing, then they will actually have a firm foundation and we can make a big change," says Shrewsbury.
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 moreinformation, call 501-653-7355.
"Kids and Cash" & "Preparing for Retirement"
Thursday, September 26
"Invest in Yourself" & "Credit Cards, Credit Scores and Credit Reports"
Tuesday, October 1
"An Introduction to Investing" & "Put Your Company-Sponsored Retirement Plan to Work for You"
Thursday, October 17
ALL Workshops will be repeated on:
Saturday, November 16
1 PM & 2:30 PM