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Dwight Horsey Millersville University
"Financial literacy" is the understanding of basic concepts of money ◦ Necessary skills to handle personal finances ◦ During a lifetime Concepts include ◦ Budgeting ◦ Saving ◦ Funding college ◦ Buying a home or an automobile ◦ Percentage rates on credit cards ◦ Planning for retirement
To the student To the family To the institution
Discouraging credit card companies on campus Freshmen Year Experience Workshops, websites, on-line courses, videos, on-demand media Staff dedicated to debt management
Most students don’t budget their money They are concerned or very concerned about money Most own a credit or debit card They try to save money but find it difficult
Most students don’t like loans but take them out anyway. Upper classmen more concerned about loans than Fr. or Soph. Clothes, rent, food, and car insurance are the top expenses. Most make enough money to meet their needs.
Relationships Familiarity with services Don’t check the web Mom, Dad or no one
Develop relationships with students Put as much info out as Possible Explore other options Suggestions ?
Credit Card Use by College Students contributors; Frances C. Lawrence, Alumni Professor, and Jennifer J. Burczyk-Brown, Former Research Associate, School of Human Ecology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.; Rebecca C. Christofferson, Former Graduate Student, Department of Experimental Statistics, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.; Sheri R. Fair, Extension Agent, LSU AgCenter, Gonzales, La., E. Barry Moser, Professor, Department of Experimental Statistics, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.; Jeanette A. Tucker, Associate Professor, School of Human Ecology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La