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MWCC Announces Free Financial Seminars for Veterans and their Families

Mount Wachusett Community College has announced the dates of three free financial literacy workshops for veterans and their families that will be held at the college’s Leominster campus.

“Being an informed consumer is being a smart consumer. This is why we encourage area veterans and their families to attend these free seminars,” said MWCC’s Director of Veteran Services Bob Mayer.

The dates of the sessions have been set for June 12, August 21, and October 25. Each workshop will be held at MWCC’s Leominster Campus at 100 Erdman Way in room 119, begin at 5 p.m. and include two 40 minute sessions. A light dinner will be provided free along with the free workshops.

The session on Tuesday, June 12 will cover being a savvy consumer (taught by Nancy Cahalen from the Better Business Bureau at 5 p.m.) and what to know when buying a car (taught by Steve Salvadore from the Salvadore Auto Group at 6:10 p.m.). There is another session on Tuesday, August 21 that will be facilitated by representatives of Rollstone Financial Services and Rollstone Bank and Trust.  It will cover the topics of Budgeting and First-time Home Buyer.  The specific subject and presenters of the October session have not yet been set.

The programs are funded through a State Treasurer’s Operation Money Wise: Financial Education Opportunity Grant. Operation Money Wise is funded entirely through a Division of Banks settlement over alleged unlawful lending practices. The Division of Banks has committed $50,000 to the Operation Money Wise program for 2018.