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Free financial workshops for Bendigo retirees

Older people in the Bendigo region will have the opportunity to review their financial security at free workshops starting next week funded by the Victorian Government and conducted by Victoria University.

The workshops are open to people who have retired, or are about to retire, and those keen to know more about budgeting, financial planning, retirement planning, superannuation, wills and housing options.

Workshops will be held at BRIT (City Campus), bordered by McCrae, Hargreaves, Mundy and Chapel Streets, Bendigo.

To register or for further information contact Christopher Leach on (03) 9919 1868 or email christopher.leach@vu.edu.au.

If you are unable to attend this series of workshops, session times in other areas are available by contacting the registration number.

The schedule for the Bendigo workshops is:

Wednesday 9 June 2010:

10.00am - 12.30pm: Tracking your money - budgets and budgeting

1.30pm - 4.00pm: Developing a financial plan - making money work for you

Friday June 11 2010

10.00am - 12.30pm: Managing money, managing credit, managing debt

1.30pm - 4.00pm: Scams, swindles and safety

Wednesday 16 June 2010

9.00am - 11.30am: Retirement planning - financial matters

12.30pm - 2.00pm: Superannuation

2.30pm - 4.30pm: Reverse mortgages

Thursday 17 June 2010

9.00am - 10.30am: Funerals - bonds, insurance and prepaid plans

10.30am - 1.00pm: Where there's a will - and other estate planning considerations

2.00pm - 4.30pm: Going guarantor and loans to family and friends - pitfalls and problems

Friday 25 June 2010

10.00am - 12.00pm: Where, what and how? Housing and accommodation options

1.00pm - 3.00pm: Carers and financial care

Media inquiries: Jim Buckell, A/Senior Media Officer

Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University

Ph: (03) 9919 4243; mobile: 0400 465 459; email: jim.buckell@vu.edu.au

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