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Financial Literacy Month 2014

Throughout the month of April a series of speakers will be on campus discussing a variety of topics related to personal financial literacy.  Each workshop will conclude with drawings for gift cards and t-shirt prizes!  Registration is requested for each presentation.   

Financial Literacy Month 2014


Know Before You Owe: What Every Student Should Know About Their Loans

Thursday, April 3, 12:00pm-1:00pm, ITTC 138

Presented by: Office of Student Financial Aid Staff

Don’t wait until you’ve graduated to learn about your student loans! Take control now by learning about your student loans and the options that you’ll have to repay them in the future. This session will provide each student with their own individual loan overview as well as information about student loans and the repayment process. Regardless of how much or how long you’ve borrowed for this session is for you!


Salary, Compensation, and Benefits: What to Know About Your First Job

Thursday, April 10, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Maucker Union State College Room

Presented by: Cindy Webb, Human Resources Staff

Financially, accepting your first job can be a confusing process. Private vs. Public employers, benefits, and salary negotiation are all factors in finding that perfect first job. Staff members from UNI Human Resources will discuss what to watch for and be aware of when accepting a full-time position.


Don’t Let Your Cash Flow out the Window: How Energy Efficiency Can Impact Your Budget

Tuesday, April 15, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Maucker Union State College Room

Presented by: Tom Early, Green Iowa Americorps

This session will provide tips and tricks to help students save money on their utilities both before and after they sign their leases. Participants will learn about heating sources, windows, and other often unnoticed factors that separate good apartments from money pits.


How to Save for a Big Purchase: Buying a Car

Tuesday, April 22, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Maucker Union State College Room

Presented by: Michael Finley

Ever wonder how you can begin preparing for your major life purchases as a college student? Michael Finley will discuss the ins and outs of purchasing a car, and other big ticket items and how you can begin preparing for them NOW!