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Financial Literacy at UofL

by Partin,Wesley B last modified Dec 17, 2013 11:52 AM

As a student at the University of Louisville, you are faced with decisions every day. What to wear? What to eat? When to study? When to hang out? And, more often than not, How to pay my bills and manage my money?!? We hope to provide some insight on that last question here. This site is a service to you, the UofL student with questions about money and finances. We'll post tips and resources to help you become financially savvy so that you can spend less time worrying about money and more time focusing on all those other questions that pop into your head on a daily basis!

I'm in college, what do I need to know about financial literacy?!?

The President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability has put together guidelines on what financial skills everyone at any age should have: http://moneyasyougrow.org/#

Worried about having to repay your student loans?

Here's a great summary of what it means to enter repayment on your student loans courtesy of the blog, Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/5950945/how-to-tackle-student-loan-debt-when-your-grace-period-ends?tag=money

Financial Festival

Thursday, September 5, 2013

SAC Multipurpose Room
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Representatives will be on hand to talk with you about budgeting, banking, financial aid, jobs, savings, scholarships, health insurance, and more!

FREE FOOD and DOOR PRIZES throughout the event!

Cash Course - http://www.cashcourse.org

The National Endowment for Financial Education ® (NEFE ®) is an independent, nonprofit foundation committed to educating Americans on a broad range of financial topics and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach their financial goals.  NEFE accomplishes its mission primarily by partnering with other concerned organizations to provide financial materials to members of the public.

Financial literacy is an essential life skill for the 21st century.  This is especially important for college students who on campus and in real life will have more financial choices and opportunities to be made than any generation before.  NEFE is responding to this challenge by offering to college students and recent graduates this website that contains comprehensive, non-commercial information to help their financial decisions be informed ones.

Check it out! There's a lot to learn!

Suze Orman's Top Five Money Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

Here's some great advice that will help you manage your money: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2012/02/06/suze-orman-top-money-mistakes-private-student-loan-cosign-debt/

In a nutshell:

Mistake #1 - Cosign a Loan.
Mistake #2 - Take Out a Private Student Loan
Mistake #3 - Defer a Student Loan
Mistake #4 - Use a Prepaid Debit Card
Mistake #5 - Invest Money You Need Soon

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