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Financial Literacy Workshop Series

As part of its Student Success Initiatives, the Graduate School hosted a series of free workshops, led by experienced investors, counselors, and specialists, to help students develop money management skills that they can use during their graduate studies and long after they graduate. Below are videos of each workshop.

As part of its Student Success Initiatives, the Graduate School hosted a series of free workshops, led by experienced investors, counselors, and specialists, to help students develop money management skills that they can use during their graduate studies and long after they graduate. Below are videos of each workshop.

#1: "Creating Wealth through Savings, Pensions, and Investments"
By Dr. Eric Wish, Associate Professor, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

When you take your first job, will you know how to invest your 401k contributions? Do you know what an IRA is and whether a traditional or Roth IRA is better for you? Do you know when you should start saving for retirement? This workshop draws on Dr. Wish's 40+ years of investment experience to help you answer these questions. He discusses resources that he has found invaluable for teaching himself how to manage his investments and build his retirement funds.

#2: "Understanding How Credit Works"
By Ann Holmes, Assistant Dean, Administration and Finance, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Your credit score will be one of the most important numbers in your life. It might determine the jobs you get, where you live, how much you pay for insurance, and the price you pay for borrowing money for years to come. Understanding how to build a credit rating that will determine your credit score is key to ensuring a successful financial future. This workshop reviews the components of a credit report and score and looks at ways to begin building a solid credit history. Additional material includes an introduction to credit unions and how they might benefit you and your financial future.

#3: "Your Financial Future - Today"
By Dr. Jinhee Kim, Associate Professor and Family Finance Specialist, School of Public Health

Change your financial future, today! The decisions you make today play a vital role in your financial security. Many people wish they could go back and change the decisions they have made. This workshop teaches the foundations of financial planning, shares online personal financial management tools to try, and offers some immediate steps that you can take today to ensure a better tomorrow. Topics include developing and achieving financial goals, creating and managing a realistic spending plan, and protecting and building wealth.

#4: "How to Manage Repayment of Student Loan Debt"
By Jemika Hansberry, Financial Aid Counselor

This workshop shares helpful information about how to manage repayment of student loan debt along with other financial responsibilities you may have upon completion of your degree. Topics include budgeting, determining needs vs. wants, and setting financial goals.