Financial Health Seminars
Keene, Texas » Many students don’t consider their financial health until after graduation. As of 2016, only 17 states required high school students to take a personal finance course. According to a survey by LendEDU, 58% of college students don’t save any money, 81% have no emergency funds, 60% had little-to-no-knowledge of financial investments, and 48% had little-to-no-knowledge of saving for retirement.
The Business Administration Department chose to address the problem by offering free seminars to students every semester. The seminars, put on by faculty and knowledgeable community members, cover topics such as filing taxes, purchasing cars, managing personal financial statements, bookkeeping, and maintaining a budget.
“Every one of the seminars include topics that pertain to student financial life, information they can use now and throughout the rest of their life,” says Dr. Aaron Moses, seminar coordinator and Business Department chair.
By Sierra Hernandez, freshman communication major