Financial Literacy Curriculum (Money Matters)

Money Matters - Financial Literacy Curriculum

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Financial Literacy is the foundation on which your financial future lies. Our office’s goal is to help you build a strong financial foundation, with the appropriate skill set to budget your money, understand your investment, repay your loans, set strategies for the future, and know where to go for help when needed.

Money Matters is a four year curriculum that will help you better understand where you are, where you want to be, and how to get there within the financial realm of your life. We know that knowledge is just the first step, so it is your job to put that knowledge into action which propels you into financial wellness. Our office is committed to ensuring that you have the tools you need to be financially well.

As an M1, we cover Budgeting and Financial Stressors. We will also have the opportunity(requirement for those receiving need-based aid) to participate in Money Mentors, where you will have a one-on-one session with a Money Mentor to review your budget for the year and to plan for the future of your medical education.

As an M2, we explore Credit in all its forms (credit reports, credit scores, and credit cards), as well as Identity Theft, and Financial Goal Setting.

As an M3, we tackle the Cost of Residency Interviews, so you can plan ahead for financing the next big step in your medical career.

As an M4, we examine Loan Repayment Plans and Debt Management. We specifically cover this during your Exit Counseling session in March.

Throughout your time at Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine, you will receive our MoneyTalks Newsletter, social media outreach, and sessions from industry experts that are open to all students of any year; investing and retirement are big topics that we cover annually.