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Financial Literacy is Topic of Seminar Sponsored by Students in Free Enterprise at the U of M, Crookston on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009; Seminar begins at 1 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium
February 6, 2009

What: Financial literacy seminar

When: Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at 1 p.m.

Contact: Eric Burgess, business instructor, 218-281-8190 (, Kenneth Johnson, business instructor, 218-281-8178 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

In times of financial uncertainty it is important to understand  and make the most of your personal finances. Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) at the University of Minnesota, Crookston is sponsoring a seminar on financial literacy to be held on Thursday, February 12, 2009. The seminar begins at 1 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium with guest speaker Brad Brekken from Bremer Bank in Crookston.

Brekken has been a personal banker at Bremer for 7 ½ years. He assists individuals with deposit and consumer loan services. His career in banking has spanned 17 years and includes work as a financial services representative, registered representative, sales and service representative, and he has also worked in trust operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

For more information, contact Kenneth Johnson at 218-281-8178 ( or Eric Burgess, Ph.D., at 218-281-8190 (

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