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Pete the Planner shares financial expertise with students


The words “fun” and “finances” rarely appear in the same sentence. But Kelley School of Business student organizations and IUPUI’s director of student financial services Marvin Smith promise that an April 11 discussion about money issues facing college students will be informative and entertaining.

For those who may have doubts, Smith points to the presenter: Peter Dunn, an award-winning Indianapolis comedian. Dunn, known by many as Pete the Planner, also happens to have an award-winning financial mind.

The free 90-minute interactive presentation will take place in Room 450 at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Campus Center beginning at 4 p.m. All IUPUI students are encouraged to attend to learn about money management strategies that are important to student success.

Students need to learn the financial skills necessary to manage their own scarce resources, Smith said. “Students keep telling us they are hungry for good information and strategies regarding money management. Pete provides expert advice in an entertaining way.”

Jack Tharp, executive director of the IU Office of Financial Literacy, said, “Pete understands people, whether a college student spending too much or a retiree spending too much. His advice is insightful. There is always a ‘take-away.’”

The event is sponsored by the Kelley School of Business Student Government, IUPUI Marketing Club, IUPUI Investment Club, IUPUI Accounting Association, Operation Supply Chain Management Club, Kelley Indianapolis Cares Club, the IUPUI Office of Student Financial Services, the IU Office of Financial Literacy and the IUPUI Financial Wellness Council.