CHICAGO, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Financial Literacy Month, a national initiative dedicated to helping Americans improve their financial health and wellbeing. Many industry and legislative leaders argue that the issue deserves year-round attention — studies show that Americans across all age ranges lack the basic money-management skills necessary to meet important financial goals, such as paying off student loan debt or saving for retirement.
Fortunately, many organizations have joined the movement by helping make trustworthy financial education accessible to their communities. Wipfli Hewins Investment Advisors ("Wipfli Hewins"), a national, CPA-based financial advisor, is one firm that's taking action on the issue through partnership with Money Smart Week®, an annual, national public awareness campaign designed to promote personal financial health and literacy to consumers.
As part of the event, Wipfli Hewins will host a series of financial education seminars on Monday, April 25, at the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center. The seminars will cover a range of topics, including banking industry changes, financial lessons for kids, financial planning career paths, the true cost of identity theft and best practices for financing real estate.
Education is an integral part of Wipfli Hewins' approach to financial planning, investment advisory and client service. As a fiduciary, the firm is always committed to working in its clients' best interests, while empowering them with the knowledge they need to make smart financial decisions.
"As fiduciary advisors, we fully embrace the role we play in helping educate both our clients and the general public on the importance of financial health and literacy," says Gretchen Halpin, Chief Strategy Officer at Wipfli Hewins. "We're proud to partner with Money Smart Week® and help advance its mission of bringing comprehensive financial education to the city of Chicago and to investors across the nation."
There is no cost to join these seminars. Click here to sign up for the session of your choice or learn more about the event.
SOURCE Wipfli Hewins Investment Advisors, LLC