Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being. Financial Literacy Week is Nov. 13-17, and this will be an exciting week full of resources, fun and food for students! For each event attended, you will be entered to win a prize. See events below:
- Nov. 13, 12-2 p.m. – Rinker Welcome Center 2nd Floor – One Stop Area
Visit the Office of Student Financial Planning to meet the staff, pick up a Financial Resource Guide, find out about our online Outside Scholarship List and decorate a cupcake.
- Nov. 14, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Rinker Welcome Center 1st Floor
Financial Checkup 101 and Budgeting & Saving Money
This workshop will provide an informative overview of the various financial options/decisions students face throughout life. Saving, budgeting, identity protection, credit, homeownership, investing options and saving for college will all be covered.
Facilitators: Kellie Brown, Financial Center Manager for Fifth Third Bank, along with one of her staff members
Student Outcomes: Students will gain a greater understanding of personal finances. Additionally they will also learn about how to create a budget that will work and how to get on track to meet personal and financial goals. They will learn how to save — no matter what their income level, amount of debt or fear of the process.
- Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Financial Literacy – Getting Fiscally Fit– Rinker Welcome Center 1st Floor
This workshop will provide a clear explanation about the importance of Financial Literacy and give an overview of the SALTmoney.org website, which is a free financial literacy program offered to Stetson students. This website provides an easy online platform and one-on-one counseling to help students plan for, pay for, and repay the cost of their degree. It offers personalized student loan help to make borrowing and repayment decisions that fit their lifestyle and money management advice with straightforward budgeting tools that build financial skills.
Facilitators: Beth Kieft, Director of Student Financial Planning, Regina Oltorik, Financial Aid Specialist
Student Outcomes: Students will sign up for the free website. They will gain an understanding of the importance of being financially responsible. Students will be more likely to make better financial decisions for a lifetime.
- Nov. 16, 4:30-5:30 pm– Rinker Welcome Center 1st Floor
Credit and Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft
Students will learn that Credit can be their friend or an enemy. They will discover what “Credit” is, why it is important, and how to clean up bad credit as well as how to establish good credit and guard against going into debt in the future. They will also learn about the very real threat of identity theft and how to protect themselves and their family against it.
Facilitators: Kellie Brown, Financial Center Manager for Fifth Third Bank, along with a staff member
Student Outcomes: Students will understand credit and the importance of establishing good credit. They will be equipped with information to help protect themselves from identity theft and how to recognize these threats.
- Nov. 17, 11-12 p.m. – Rinker Welcome Center 1st Floor
Students will learn what you need to do to find the perfect internship! The session will cover how Stetson defines an internship, how these experiences connect back to your majors and minors, and the best ways to find exciting opportunities.
Student Outcomes: Students will understand what an internship is and how their academics and internship experiences work together. They will also be able to identify the best tools for internship searches.
Facilitator: Amy Barber, Asst. Director-Internships