Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016
CONTACT:    Roy L. Williams                                
                        Director of Public Relations             
                        Birmingham Public Library                          
                        Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        
“Dealing With Debt” workshop to be held at the Central Library on Wednesday, Jan. 4
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama-If you made a New Year’s Resolution to eliminate debt and get your financial house in order in 2017, make plans to be at the Central Library in downtown Birmingham on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, for a free debt elimination workshop being offered by UAB’s Regions Institute for Financial Education in partnership with the Birmingham Public Library (BPL).
The workshop, “Dealing with Debt,” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Linn-Henley Research Library’s Regional Library Computer Center on the 4th Floor, 2100 Park Place. The workshop series, called Money Matters, is held the first Wednesday of each month.  The workshops have been taught by Clayton Hollinhead, a UAB adjunct instructor and employee of Regions Bank, and Dr. Stephanie R. Yates, an endowed professor and director of the Regions Institute for Financial Education in UAB’s Collat School of Business.
The debt workshop is timely for folks who overdid it in charging gifts for the Christmas holiday. Money Matters covers a variety of topics designed to give people a better understanding of personal finance so they can develop a successful plan for the future. The workshops began in July 2016 and conclude in May 2017.
 For background on UAB’s Regions Institute for Financial Education, click on the link below: Read more about the workshop series at the link below:
See dates and topics for the remaining workshops for 2017 below, each taking place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Central Library downtown:

1/4/2017 – Dealing With Debt
2/1/2017 – Where to Invest Your College Money
3/1/2017 – Your Credit Report
4/5/2017 – Saving Through Tax Refunds
5/3/2017 – Five Keys to Investing Success

For more information about the workshop series and other financial literacy resources available at BPL, please contact Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by e-mail at or by calling 205-226-3691

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