Financial expert and USA Today columnist Pete the Planner will speak at ISU Nov. 1

AMES, Iowa — USA Today columnist and financial broadcaster Peter Dunn — known as Pete the Planner — will share his unique brand of financial planning during a talk at Iowa State University.

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“The Economy and You: Separating the Facts from the Fiction” will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Dunn's presentation is part of Iowa State's Greater Iowa Credit Union Business lecture series, and is free and open to the public.

Dunn is an award-winning comedian and an award-winning financial expert. He is founder of Advanced Planning Solutions, a financial education firm, and the author of 10 books. As personal finance expert Pete the Planner, he writes a column for USA Today and hosts the podcast "The Million Dollar Plan." He has appeared on CNN Headline News, Fox News, Fox Business and on many nationally syndicated radio programs.

Dunn's books include "60 Days to Change: A Daily How-to Guide with Actionable Tips for Improving Your Financial Life," "Your Money Life: Your 20s," "Your Money Life: Your 40s,"

"Avoid Student Loans: A Guide for Maximizing Scholarship Earnings and Making Smart Financial Decisions During College," and "Mock Retirement: How Practicing Retirement Makes for a Perfect Retirement."

Dunn's talk is co-sponsored by the Greater Iowa Credit Union, Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by Student Government.

More information on ISU lectures is available online, or by calling 515-294-9935.