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We know you’re smart. You’re a Purdue student, after all. But are you money smart? Purdue Libraries wants to help you establish healthy financial habits now that will lead to huge dividends (figuratively and literally) in the future.
Every day during National Money Smart Week, we're offering a free lunch for the first fifty students who attend our daily seminar series. While you eat, we’ll tell you about some smart things you can do with the lunch money you saved and provide tips for planning your financial future with confidence.
Students may attend more than one session, in fact, we encourage it! Each lunchtime session features a different topic and special guest. Mix and match, or come all week: Monday, April 3–Friday, April 7 | 11:30 AM–12:30 PM in PMU 231
Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago that empowers people with the knowledge and skills to make better-informed personal financial decisions. For more information about National Money Smart Week, including additional free webinars and resources, visit www.moneysmartweek.org.
Remember when the only number you had to obsess over was your ACT score? Well, that’s got nothing on the importance of your credit score. Unlike test scores, your credit score follows you for life. Whether your parents encouraged you to start building credit early, you snatched up a high-interest store credit card for a one-time discount when you turned 18, or you’ve never had a credit card in your life—we’ll help you navigate the good, the bad, and the confusing about credit.
Why you should invest, investment choices, key factors to consider, your 401(k) plan, and long-term financial goals. Tips, mistakes to avoid, and lessons learned over a 20-year career from a fellow Boilermaker. My goal is for you to learn one or two items to help you personally or professionally in your career.
It’s not how much money you make; it’s what you do with it! Whether you are working on building your emergency savings, trying to save for a vacation, or just want to improve your spending habits, Leah Gutierrez, Senior Financial Counselor at Purdue Federal Credit Union, will walk you through some tips and tricks on how to create your own budget so you can achieve your financial goals. You will walk away with the tools needed to create a budget, the knowledge of what budgeting tools are the best, how to set financial goals, and how to focus on savings.
Albert Einstein declared that “compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it.” Unless one has a rare talent or skill (think professional athlete) or unpredictable luck (such as winning the lottery), the path to financial independence is achieved by doing the right things early and often. There are no shortcuts, but there are tools and pathways. This session will help identify successful habits and techniques to increase your personal stock value and begin to accumulate positive net worth. It’s critical to establish a solid foundation to build upon, and there’s no time like the present!
Join us for the Outlook and Opportunities seminar. Learn how current market conditions and the political, economic and cultural forces that shape our markets can affect you as an investor.