12th Annual Financial Fitness Workshop at NYU, Sept. 27

Kick-Off Event to National Financial Planning Week in NYC


NEW YORK, September 16, 2014 – The NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Programs in Business, in conjunction with the Financial Planning Association of New York, will host the 12th Financial Planning Week in New York. A kick-off workshop will take place on Saturday, September 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the NYU School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South.

The day-long event will provide individuals with the insight to make informed financial decisions and the know-how to be financially successful. In addition to financial strategies and investment ideas from Certified Financial Planners® and attorneys, the workshop will feature as its morning speaker, Christine Benz, director of personal finance at Morningstar. She will talk about “Making Your Money Last in Retirement: Key Ways to Meet the Challenges.”© The luncheon keynote speaker, Jim Pavia, senior editor at large at CNBC Digital, will discuss how “What You Don’t Know About Money Can Really Hurt!”©

Other workshop topics include:

  • Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Financial Plans
  • Constructing Your Investment Portfolio
  • Stress-Free Budgeting
  • Broker, Financial Advisor, and Financial Planner: Who Does What?
  • Investing for Income
  • Credit Scores and How They Work for You
  • Wills, Healthcare Proxies, and Trusts
  • Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds

The workshop is open to the public. Tickets are $40; for NYU students, faculty, and staff with I.D., $30. Morning coffee and lunch are provided. The net proceeds of the event will be donated to Project Renewal, a local charity serving the homeless with health services, homes, and jobs. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information and to register, visit www.fpany.org or call 1-877-773-7269.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Celebrating its 80th anniversary, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and noncredit programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Politics; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Foreign Languages, Translation, and Interpreting; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Graphic Communications Management and Technology; Health Information Management; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Liberal and Allied Arts; Management and Systems; Marketing; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; and Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty and lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that annually attract nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent continuing higher education needs of local and professional communities, as evidenced by close to 48,000 annual noncredit enrollments in individual courses, specialized certificate programs, workshops, and seminars. The School’s community is enriched by more than 28,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.