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.

I’ve Got a Salary, Now What?

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

Jonathan Kraftchick, the Triangle’s Funniest Accountant, puts a humorous spin on financial literacy. He will showcase his stand-up comedic talent while showing us that it doesn’t take a six-figure income to make millions. He has sold out performances in the past, so come early to get a seat for this fun event!

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense 

Is Working Part-Time for You?

TUES, APRIL 4, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

Thinking of working part time while going to school? Kelly Laraway, Employer Relations with NC State’s Career Development Center, will help you determine if it is right for you. She will share a variety of resources for finding a job on or off campus and has tips for balancing a job and school.

Sponsored by the Career Development Center 

Nifty and Thrifty: Paint Your Own Bank

TUES, APRIL 4, 4:00pm-5:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

As part of our Nifty and Thrifty series, come have some fun and paint your very own coin bank! Supplies provided (while they last) to create a place to collect your spare change.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense 

Taking the First Step to Investing

WED, APRIL 5, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3210 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

The Psychology Behind Saving Money

THURS, APRIL 6, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

Why do you save vs. spend? A representative from Compsych will share strategies that change financial mindsets and develop new habits. This workshop is for anyone who wants to save money and develop good financial habits! You can do it!

Sponsored by NC State Benefits Department

The Importance of Credit in Today’s Economy

MON, APRIL 10, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

Good credit is more essential than ever! A representative from Compsych will explain what good credit is and how to improve your credit score.

Sponsored by NC State Benefits Department

Understanding Which Credit Card is Right for You

TUES, APRIL 11, 11:00am-12:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

We pay for most things with credit. How do you know what card is right for you? Points, miles, low interest rate? Jennifer Little, Senior Financial Services Officer at the State Employees Credit Union, will show you the smart way to use credit cards and what card is right for you.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense 

Nifty and Thrifty: Overnight Oats

TUES, APRIL 11, 4:00pm-5:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

As part of our Nifty and Thrifty series, learn to make a very healthy and inexpensive breakfast! Supplies provided (while they last) to make and take home a delicious no-cook breakfast.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense

Money Basics After Graduation

WED, APRIL 12, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3222 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

Budgeting and Financing Study Abroad

THURS, APRIL 13, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3210 Talley Student Union

Thinking about studying abroad? Come find out how to start planning for this life changing experience. Tara Micgiel, Assistant Director from The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, will share funding options, scholarships and strategies so you can afford to study abroad.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense

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: Make Your Own Budget Board

TUES, APRIL 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3210 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 

Eat Healthy on a Budget

TUES, APRIL 18, 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

Best Apps to Manage Your Money

WED, APRIL 19, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

Financial technology has taken off! There are digital solutions for every aspect of managing your money. UREC will share the pros and cons of the latest and best apps to use to manage your money.

Sponsored by University Recreation