April is Financial Literacy Month – Sponsored by PNC Bank

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. Click on each event to add them to your calendar!

FREEsources Fair

MON, APRIL 1, 11:00am-2:00pm – Wolf Plaza

Stop by Wolf Plaza 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

You Have Health Insurance, Now What?!?

TUES, APRIL 2, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3285 Talley Student Union

Networks, copays and premiums, OH MY!! You have health insurance but what exactly does that mean for you financially? Heather Lawson of NC State Student Health Services 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

Money Basics After Graduation

WED, APRIL 3, 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

Nifty and Thrifty: Spice up your Ramen

THUR, APRIL 4, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 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

Eating Healthy on a Budget

THUR, APRIL 4, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3221 Talley Student Union

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

Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation

Is Working Part-Time for You?

MON, APRIL 8, 12:00pm-1:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

Thinking of working part time while going to school? Marcy Bullock, Director of the NC State 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 NC State Career Development Center

Nifty and Thrifty: DIY GameDay T-shirt

TUES, APRIL 9, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3222 Talley Student Union

As part of our Nifty and Thrifty series, come and get creative with us as we turn ordinary t-shirts into a style that will make your friends want one! Supplies are limited and we encourage participants to bring their own shirts for this event.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense

Save Your Green by Going Green

WED, APRIL 10, 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

Financial Independence and Early Retirement

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

Is retirement on your radar? Learn how to retire at age 30,40,50 or whenever you want. The purpose of this session is to give you a very simple way to reach financial independence while tackling those “adult things” like stocks and 401K plans. You will walk away from this talk knowing exactly how much you need to retire and how to make it happen.

Sponsored by NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic

Setting Financial Goals

THURS, APRIL 11, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3223 Talley Student Union

Spending habits all over the place? Taking control of you financial life requires planning. A representative from PNC Bank will help you understand how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan. Come and learn how the smallest changes can truly create the biggest bang for your buck.

Sponsored by PNC Bank

How to Repay Those Student Loans

MON, APRIL 15, 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

Nifty and Thrifty: T-shirt Pillows

TUES, APRIL 16, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 4280 Talley Student Union

Do you have a closet full of NC State t-shirts and no clue what to do with them? As a part of our Nifty and Thrifty series, we will show you how to turn t-shirts into decorative pillows. Supplies are limited and we encourage participants to bring their own t-shirts for this event.

Sponsored by Dollars and Sense 

Grow Your Green Stuff – Debt, Budgeting and Money Management

WED, APRIL 17, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3285 Talley Student Union

Wonder how you can actually make your money go further? Karen St. Clair, from Consumer Education Services Inc. (CESI), will share practical and proven steps to take control of your money. Learn the principles for taking responsibility for budgeting and debt management to begin your steps towards a debt-free future!

Charge it Right!

THUR, APRIL 18, 5:00pm-6:00pm – 3221 Talley Student Union

We pay for most everything with credit. Do you have the credit card that is right for you? A representative from 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 PNC Bank