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Feb. 8, 2012 Volume 33, No. 19

Free financial advice, tax help for faculty, staff and students


Office moves to a more visible spot in Stanley Hall

Do you want to save more money? Get out of debt? Create a budget? Then check out MU’s Office for Financial Success.

Counselors are on hand to offer faculty, staff and students free and confidential advice in all areas of personal finance, including managing student loans, financial planning and dealing with bankruptcy, credit and debt.

The office, a service of the personal financial planning department in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, re-opened Feb. 20 in 162 Stanley Hall. It’s open from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays.

The move, from the basement of Stanley Hall, makes the office more visible and open to the public, said Ryan Law, office director and an instructor in personal financial planning.

“We want this to be a place where people will feel comfortable when they come in to talk with our counselors,” Law said.

Along with financial planning, the office offers tax preparation services through April 16. The service is on a first-come, first-served basis for anyone in the community who makes less than $50,000.

Free tax assistance also is available in Room 005 Cornell Hall from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays.

Both locations are closed March 24 through April 1 for spring break.

With questions or for more information about the Office for Financial Success, call Law at 882-9211 or email, or visit