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Learn financial literacy for free on campus

Mel Rising Dawn Cordeiro

Managing Editor

Flyer via McNair Scholars Program

Financial literacy is a life skill many college students yearn to learn, but time and money may get in their way. Next week on Feb. 25 is a free to attend financial literacy workshop on campus hosted by the McNair Scholarship Program. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Craig-Lee 100, this workshop that is open to all students will teach attendees skills such as how to manage their finances, develop a budget and save money. Light refreshments will also be provided.


There are three main points that this workshop will be focusing on. The first is regarding fellowships and assistantships. This portion of the workshop will focus on both how to find and apply for these various funding opportunities.


The second topic will be on budgeting. This will entail how to create a budget and stick to it as well as how those attending can achieve their financial goals.


The third point of this workshop is financial management. Under this topic will be tips on saving, investing and managing finances in a way that is effective to people and their budget.


Afterward, there will be a panel discussion with former McNair scholars who are currently enrolled in graduate and Ph.D. programs. Students will also have the opportunity of asking questions to the current McNair scholars, as panelists will be discussing their experiences both educationally and personally with the program.


Financial literacy is important for everyone, not just college students. Knowing how to budget along with one being able to “live within their means” are critical pieces of knowledge needed in life as a whole. This is one of those skills that will last a lifetime and is something that can even be passed down to future generations, especially as prices of groceries and gas continue to fluctuate.


Students who are interested in financial literacy now have an opportunity to learn about finances and how to better manage their financial health for free and at their convenience. This panel could also be of interest for those who are interested in becoming McNair scholars.


Pre-registration for this workshop is required. Anyone interested in attending are asked to use this RSVP link. Additional questions can be sent to Rosey Gourdet, the advisor for the McNair Scholars Program, at rgourdet@ric.edu or by phone at 401-456-9066.

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