RIC to Host Financial Wellness Workshops Presented by Sovereign Bank

Understanding credit, identity theft and the benefits of home ownership are among the topics that will be discussed in a series of Financial Wellness presentations at Rhode Island College between Feb. 6 and April 25. The series is presented by Sovereign Bank, through its Sovereign at Work program.

The five-part series, offered in partnership with RIC’s Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education, is free and open to the public. Designed to help ensure personal financial success and security, the Financial Wellness series will help participants build better financial futures for themselves and their families.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Feb. 6 — 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Understanding Credit

Feb. 27 — 12:30 to 2 p.m.
What Is Identity Theft and How to Protect Yourself

March 28 — 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Benefits of Home Ownership: A Home of Your Own

April 10 — 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Exploring Refinance Options and Making the Most of Your Home’s Equity

April 25 — 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Budgeting and Saving: Practicing Effective Money Management

All presentations will be held at Rhode Island College in Building 3, Room 015 (East Campus). Registration is required and seating is limited. Register online with Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.com).

Jenifer Giroux, interim associate vice president for the Professional Studies and Continuing Education Program at Rhode Island College, said she’s pleased to partner with Sovereign Bank to provide this series and other financial literacy programs.

“Students in our workforce development programs benefit greatly from the personal finance and banking programs provided free of charge by Sovereign representatives,” Giroux said. “The information provided and the personal connections they are able to establish with local Sovereign Bank representatives will help our students gain a firm financial foothold that will help them throughout their personal and professional lives.”

For more information on the Financial Wellness series, contact Dante Del Giudice at 401-456-8091 or at ddelgiudice@ric.edu.

Rhode Island College’s Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education offers campus and community programs that serve degree and nondegree students, adults and life-long learners, working professionals and under-employed and unemployed members of the workforce seeking retraining or professional development.