Sherri Burr will provide a colorful presentation addressing important steps to take to improve financial well-being, and explain how she used journalism techniques to write her new book “A Short & Happy Guide to Financial Well-being” when she speaks to Albuquerque Press Women on Mon. May12 at 11:45 at the MCM Elegante. When it comes to finances, ignorance is not bliss and knowledge is golden.
Financial well-being increases when individuals educate themselves about how to eliminate debt, frugally purchase cars and homes, save and invest appropriately, and plan estates. Obtaining financial education also helps individuals navigate downsizing and re-start lives after bankruptcy. An issue of particular interest to media professionals includes how to manage sporadic income for freelancers.
Burr is the Regents Professor of the Law at the University of New Mexico and the author or co-author of twenty books. She has also penned hundreds of articles for the general public in newspapers and magazines, and on the web.
As a highly sought after speaker, she has lectured throughout the United States and on five continents. Burr has received numerous awards for her scholarship, books, and television show Arts Talk. In 2009, an early version of the first twenty manuscript pages for “A Short & Happy Guide to Financial Well-Being” took First Place in the Southwest Writers contest for best nonfiction books. Burr is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Princeton University, and the Yale Law School.
Please make reservations for the lunch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by May 7. Cost of the lunch is $15 for members, $21 for non-members. If you need a vegetarian lunch, please mention it in the reservation.