51ZZOh1nSzL._AA160_By David Steinberg   SherriBurr1

Sherri Burr, Regents’ Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, will give two talks on Monday, May 12.

Burr’s first talk is at a noon luncheon of the Albuquerque Press Women at the MCM Elegante, 2020 Menaul NE. She will discuss “Using Journalism Techniques to Improve the Writing of Books.”

Her other talk is at 6:30 p.m. to the Writers to Writers Group at Hastings, 6051 Winter Haven NW (near Coors and Montano). The topic of that talk is “Financial Well-Being for Writers.”

Both of Burr’s talks are open to the public, but there is a fee for attending the Press Women luncheon.

The charge is $15 for members and first-time guests and $21 for non-members. Attendees are asked to make reservations by Wednesday, May 7 either by calling 720-7821 or emailing press women@yahoo.com.

Another organization, the New Mexico Presswomen recently gave Burr its 2014 Communicator of Achievement Award.

She has taught at the UNM Law School since 1988.

Burr has written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles and is the author or co-author of 20 books.

Her most recent book is “A Short & Happy Guide to Financial Well-Being.” It is subtitled “The money management manual for those seeking to thrive during healthy and weak economic times.”

The book is a list of tips in multiple categories.

The book’s introduction states that the chapters offer advice on eliminating debt, spending frugally (not cheaply), managing credit, purchasing cars and homes, saving money for important expenses and investing prudently, adjusting to the possibility of downsizing and the possibility of filing for bankruptcy.

There is one chapter titled “Creative Estate Matters.” In it, Burr urges readers follow these tips – write a will, create trusts to handle special circumstances, write a power of attorney, and consider guardianships.

Burr will also speak and autograph copies of her new book at two events in June.

The first is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW. The author will talk about “The Top 11 Components of Financial Well-Being.”

The other event is at noon Saturday, June 14 at Joe’s Dining, 2801 Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe. Burr will speak on “Financial Well-Being for Journalists” at a meeting of the Northern New Mexico Press Women. The event is free and open to the public, but the organizations asks members of the public to purchase lunch if they are staying for the talk. Also, space is limited so please RSVP to edrabanski@yahoo.com.