Changing the meaning of money for millennials.


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Goals

> To make financial literacy more accessible and comprehensible

> To host workshops and events on a regular basis

> To reach the community outside of campus

> To extend to other universities

> To shift the financial mindset of millennials


Our 3 M's

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Mindset

Shifting the outlook of money for millennials from a short term to a more long term mindset is a core principle of our financial literacy. A wealthy mindset is the key to financial freedom. We can have everything that we want in life, just not all right now. So we must help individuals get over instant gratification and be able to manage money with their future in mind, rather than short term happiness.

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Manage

Managing your money efficiently is the foundation of building towards financial freedom. Save more than you spend. Proper money management includes budgeting ahead properly for upcoming expenses and always being aware of how much money you have. Your money is an extremely valuable asset so you must handle it wisely and make sure the value of your assets multiply over time.

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Multiply

To build wealth, it is important to have your money working for you, so you will not be working for it forever. Money can be your slave or you can be a slave to money. We must stop putting our money in liabilities that deplete our earnings, such as fancy cars, and place our money in investment accounts or in assets that gain value over time, such as real estate. This is essential in reaching financial freedom.


6 cornerstones

Budgeting

Having A Plan

-A fundamental financial skill for planning and prioritizing one’s spending that helps one reach their short- and long-term goals.

Credit

Your Borrowing Reputation

-A key component of your financial reputation that helps one get things they need now, based on their promise to pay it back later.

Taxes

Everyone Pays Them

-A basic understanding of taxes is necessary so one can take full advantage of any expenses that occur throughout the year.

Investing

Money Making Money

-Helps one ensure future long-term financial security by placing their money in forums where it will grow to a larger sum at a quicker rate.

Entrepreneurship

Owning Your Business

-By creating our own businesses, we now have unlimited money making potential, control our own time schedule, and leave monumental building blocks for our offspring.

Generational Wealth

Creating A Legacy

-The practice of accumulating money with not just yourself, but your children and even your children’s children in mind.


Previous Sessions

Budgeting    We invited a representative from Wells Fargo who came in and guided a student volunteer through the creation of their budget. Our representative prepared a budget template via Excel that we were then able to share with all attendants of the program. Once the student’s budget was complete, our representative ended with an impactful closing statement that emphasized the importance of maintaining financial health from a young age.

Budgeting

We invited a representative from Wells Fargo who came in and guided a student volunteer through the creation of their budget. Our representative prepared a budget template via Excel that we were then able to share with all attendants of the program. Once the student’s budget was complete, our representative ended with an impactful closing statement that emphasized the importance of maintaining financial health from a young age.

Debt Management/ Student Loans    We covered the basics of debt management and different forms of debt. We then helped our audience understand the importance of establishing credit and being able to understand your credit score. We showed different student credit cards with affordable rates that would be good for first time credit users. We then finished with a Q&A with a campus financial officer giving students a chance to understand more about student loans and their payment process.

Debt Management/ Student Loans

We covered the basics of debt management and different forms of debt. We then helped our audience understand the importance of establishing credit and being able to understand your credit score. We showed different student credit cards with affordable rates that would be good for first time credit users. We then finished with a Q&A with a campus financial officer giving students a chance to understand more about student loans and their payment process.

Investing    This panel event informed inquisitive young scholars about how to responsibly get into investing as a college student. Our panel consisted of five individuals who specialized in different fields of investing, including a registered representative, a financial advisor, a venture capitalist, and a real estate specialist. We briefly covered topics ranging from the stock market, to real estate, all the way to angel investing and insurance. Students were able to ask questions and network with the panelists following the panel.

Investing

This panel event informed inquisitive young scholars about how to responsibly get into investing as a college student. Our panel consisted of five individuals who specialized in different fields of investing, including a registered representative, a financial advisor, a venture capitalist, and a real estate specialist. We briefly covered topics ranging from the stock market, to real estate, all the way to angel investing and insurance. Students were able to ask questions and network with the panelists following the panel.

Generational Wealth    We got the chance to host two wealth managers from Wells Fargo who shared personal case studies and explored multiple college funding options. The case study clients ranged from excellent financial health to poor financial health situations. Following the cases, attendants also received multiple online resources to help find financial aid as well as other financial resources useful for college students.

Generational Wealth

We got the chance to host two wealth managers from Wells Fargo who shared personal case studies and explored multiple college funding options. The case study clients ranged from excellent financial health to poor financial health situations. Following the cases, attendants also received multiple online resources to help find financial aid as well as other financial resources useful for college students.

Alpha    We had the pleasure of presenting on financial literacy during Alpha week of the Mu Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha at UNCC. To match their NBA all star weekend theme, we created a fun, innovative form of financial jeopardy where each team had to answer our trivia questions then shoot basketballs into small hoops in order to receive the points. We included a few basketball trivia questions with our financial knowledge to cater to the theme.

Alpha

We had the pleasure of presenting on financial literacy during Alpha week of the Mu Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha at UNCC. To match their NBA all star weekend theme, we created a fun, innovative form of financial jeopardy where each team had to answer our trivia questions then shoot basketballs into small hoops in order to receive the points. We included a few basketball trivia questions with our financial knowledge to cater to the theme.

General Body Meeting    We opened with an icebreaker inviting everyone to join in deep thought of recent financial situations they have been in which costed them greatly. We brainstormed different ways to cut down these costs as a group for future purposes. We then went into an exciting, high-energy game of financial jeopardy which engaged and educated our members immensely as they battled for first place. Our members left with newfound knowledge and a thirst for more financial knowledge.

General Body Meeting

We opened with an icebreaker inviting everyone to join in deep thought of recent financial situations they have been in which costed them greatly. We brainstormed different ways to cut down these costs as a group for future purposes. We then went into an exciting, high-energy game of financial jeopardy which engaged and educated our members immensely as they battled for first place. Our members left with newfound knowledge and a thirst for more financial knowledge.

RSA    The Resident Student Association invited us to present during one of their meetings to educate their residents on the topic of financial literacy. We conducted a lively game of Financial Jeopardy for the attendants where they were able to learn and have fun. The Jeopardy game covered topics ranging from budgeting all the way to compounding interest. Financial Jeopardy was followed by a brief Q&A session where students asked further questions about things like bonds and budgeting tips.

RSA

The Resident Student Association invited us to present during one of their meetings to educate their residents on the topic of financial literacy. We conducted a lively game of Financial Jeopardy for the attendants where they were able to learn and have fun. The Jeopardy game covered topics ranging from budgeting all the way to compounding interest. Financial Jeopardy was followed by a brief Q&A session where students asked further questions about things like bonds and budgeting tips.

Hip Hop & Finance    We were able to partner with Worth Advisors for this amazing, creative event. During the event, we were presented with a mind-blowing breakdown of lyrics from Jay-Z’s album  444  that all pertained directly to financial literacy. The lyrics were played then led to in-depth descriptions and discussions. The presentation made for a wonderful evening combining relevant music and knowledge to our generation.

Hip Hop & Finance

We were able to partner with Worth Advisors for this amazing, creative event. During the event, we were presented with a mind-blowing breakdown of lyrics from Jay-Z’s album 444 that all pertained directly to financial literacy. The lyrics were played then led to in-depth descriptions and discussions. The presentation made for a wonderful evening combining relevant music and knowledge to our generation.