‘Financial Fitness Fair’ set for SNHU

An event designed to help teenagers and their parents learn how to be “financially fit” will be held Saturday at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester.

The NH Jump$tart Coalition’s Financial Fitness Fair – a free event – is designed to give parents and their teen children information on a number of topics related to personal finance from area experts. The event is being held at a time when teens in the United States as a group spend over $159 billion a year, high school seniors carry an average of three credit cards and college students graduate with average credit card balances of $7,000 – and they have little understanding about how credit, savings and investments work, according to Daniel Hebert, president of the coalition.

Keynote speaker for the event will be Butch Hobson, manager of the Nashua Pride baseball team and former member of the Boston Red Sox. He’s expected to share his views on the value of teaching kids the importance of good financial habits as well as his observations of the challenges facing today’s athletes in an era of huge contracts and compensation.

The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Frost Hall on the campus of SNHU.

For information log on to www.nhjumpstart.org. – JEFF FEINGOLD

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