Presentation on personal finance urges citizens to plan

Presentation on personal finance urges citizens to plan for the future

Published: March 13, 2013.

Dr. Robert Atra, professor of the finance, recently spoke on planning personal finances as part of the Citizenship Series at Lewis University in Romeoville.

Atra urged attendees to plan for the future by setting goals, saving, investing and thinking about retirement. He highlighted the importance of arranging personal finances as part of being a responsible citizen. “It’s important to think about things like retirement at a young age so that you have the opportunity to plan for the unexpected. You can’t take care of others, if you can’t take care of yourself. If you begin to save early, you can save often and provide your loved ones with a safe and sound future and help other citizens as well,” Atra commented.

    Upcoming events in the Citizenship Series include:
  • “Psychological Myths,” at 2 p.m. on March 14
  • “The History of Citizenship,” at 2 p.m. on March 20
  • “Political Speech Contest,” at 2 p.m. on April 10

The Citizenship Series is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Cunningham, Director of Arts & Ideas, at (815) 836-5385.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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