April is Financial Literacy Month – Learn How to Manage Your Money

Dollars and Sense at NC State is a financial wellness program committed to educating NC State students, faculty and staff on managing finances and addressing financial concerns unique to college life. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain lifelong financial wellness. During the month of April, there will be a series of workshops and events free to all students, faculty and staff at NC State to attend.

FREEsources Fair

MON, APRIL 2, 11:00am-2:00pm – Talley Student Union Lobby

Stop by the Talley Student Union Lobby to see the various NC State services and resources that are FREE for our students. Win prizes and grab swag!

Sponsored by NC State Student Services Center

Identity Theft, Scams & Fraud

TUES, APRIL 3, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3285 Talley Student Union

The best defense is a good, aggressive offense! Jimmy Miles from PNC Bank will cover identity theft and proactive ways to protect your identity, including keeping important documents safe and being cautious about suspicious emails and other scams.

Sponsored by the PNC Bank

Nifty and Thrifty: Make Your Own Budget Board

TUES, APRIL 3, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3221 Talley Student Union

As part of our Nifty and Thrifty series, join in the fun and make your own personal white board to keep track of your weekly spending. Supplies provided while they last.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense

Money Basics After Graduation

WED, APRIL 4, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3285 Talley Student Union

NC State’s own Melissa Hart, Personal Finance Instructor, shares tools you will need to manage your finances after graduation. She addresses the cost of living in different cities and decision making tips for major purchases after college. All are welcome, but a must see for seniors!

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense

Eating Healthy on a Budget

THURS, APRIL 5, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

It can be tough eating well on a budget, but eating healthy does not have to be expensive. UREC will share tips on making healthy choices on and off campus.

Sponsored by University Recreation

Taking the First Step to Investing

MON, APRIL 9, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

Investing 101! Investing can be a mystery. Eric Svenson from Fidelity will share the basics of investing and how to get started. Investing is a way to grow your money at a higher rate than a savings account. If you want to start investing but have no idea where to begin, this session is for you!

Sponsored by NC State Benefits Department

Charge it Right!

TUES, APRIL 10, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

We pay for most everything with credit. Do you have the credit card that is right for you? Jimmy Miles with PNC Bank will show you the smart and responsible way to use credit cards as well as help determine which card is best for you.

Sponsored by the PNC Bank

Nifty and Thrifty: Spice up your Ramen

TUES, APRIL 10, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

Ramen is a classic college student food staple. As a part of our Nifty and Thrifty series, come learn some inexpensive ways to SPICE IT UP! Supplies provided while they last.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense

Grow Your Green Stuff – Debt, Budgeting and Money Management

WED, APRIL 11, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

Wonder how you can actually make your money go further? Kelly Laraway with NC State’s Career Development Center will share practical and proven steps to take control of your money. Learn the principles for taking responsibility for your money through zero-based budgeting and begin the steps towards a debt-free life!

Sponsored by the Career Development Center 

Financing Your Idea, Big or Small

TUES, APRIL 12, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

Lewis Sheats, Executive Director of the NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic, will show us the money! Whether you work for a company or want to start your own business, getting money to finance an idea can be a hurdle. Sheats will share the value of validating your idea and how to find funding to make it a reality.

Sponsored by NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic

How to Repay Those Student Loans

MON, APRIL 16, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

Take the mystery out of how to repay your student loans. Michelle Thompson, Senior Associate Director of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, will help you understand how to repay your student loans while saving time and money. She will explain loan forgiveness, repayment plans, how to make payments and what to do if you cannot afford your payments.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense

Save Your Green by Going Green

TUES, APRIL 17, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

Going green is good for the planet and can also be good for your wallet. The University Sustainability Office Shares tips on sustainable actions that can save you money!

Sponsored by The University Sustainability Office

How to Repay Those Student Loans

MON, APRIL 17, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

Take the mystery out of how to repay your student loans. Biz Daniel, Sr. Marketing Associate with Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc., will help you understand how to repay your student loans while saving time and money. She will explain loan forgiveness, repayment plans, how to make payments and what to do if you cannot afford your payments.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense

Nifty and Thrifty: Meals For a Week on $20

TUES, APRIL 17, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

We often don’t realize how much money we waste on overprice food that may be thrown out when it spoils. As part of our Nifty and Thrifty series, come learn tricks and tips to eat well on just $20 a week.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense 

You Have Health Insurance, Now What?!?

WED, APRIL 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

Networks, co-pays and premiums, OH MY!! You have health insurance but what exactly does that mean for you financially? This presentation will cover insurance terms, your benefits, tips and tricks, and how you can utilize your insurance in a way that works for you!

Sponsored by NC State Student Health Services

The Price is RIGHT!

THURS, APRIL 19, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 4104 Talley Student Union

University Recreation invites you to come down! Join us for an interactive game show event where you can have fun, win big prizes and test your financial knowledge! You won’t want to miss out on the more than 15 unique prize giveaways as we wrap up Financial Literacy Month!

Sponsored by University Recreation