April is Financial Literacy Month, and the UAA Office of Financial Aid is planning a week of literacy-related workshops and special events the first week of April.

The headline event happens on Thursday, April 5, at the UAA Wendy Williamson Center for a night of comedy and sound financial advice with Colin Ryan.

"Colin uses pop culture as reference points to make managing money as entertaining and as straightforward as possible," UAA Public Relations & Marketing Manager Kristin Olmstead said. "He makes dry yet essential subject matter, like planning for the future, understanding the danger of credit cards, spending less money and building a budget come to life. Colin gets audiences engaged and interacting, and leaves them buzzing with ideas on how they can live the life they want and still pay their bills."

This event is free and open to the public, with free parking in the UAA West Lot. There will be a Financial Literacy Resource Fair starting at 6 p.m. in the lobby, followed by door prize giveaways and Colin’s performance at 7 p.m.

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