Improve your financial literacy this April

Man using calculator and calculate bills in home office.

Interested in learning the essentials of personal finance and enhancing your financial literacy? This April—which happens to be financial literacy month—PNC Bank is offering CWRU students a Financial Wellness Series designed to share the essential knowledge and skills you need to make sound financial decisions.

Creating Your Financial Foundation

Wednesday, April 7, from noon to 1 p.m. EDT
This budgeting workshop can help you manage expenses, pay down debt, and save for future financial goals. Learn how to find a budgeting tool you like, integrate savings into your budget, and borrow responsibly.

7 Steps to Living a Richer Life After College

Tuesday, April 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. EDT

PNC will host their annual student financial education webcast during Financial Literacy month on April 13 and will be hosted by award-winning teacher of financial education, Tiffany Aliche, aka “The Budgetnista.” In Tiffany’s 45 minute presentation, “7 Steps to Living a Richer Life After College,” she plans to show students and viewers how easy it is to manage money and get on the path to success.

Budgeting

Friday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m. EDT

No matter what your personal financial situation is, knowing how to create and use a budget is important. Learn skills that will help you manage money and improve your overall understanding of how to achieve and maintain financial health.

Credit Scores and Reports

Friday, April 23, from noon to 1 p.m. EDT

Credit can have a big effect on your financial life. Understand how credit scores and reports work to help you keep your finances healthy and achieve your financial goals, such as buying a new home, leasing a car, or paying off debt.

Safeguarding Yourself: A Workshop on Identity Protection

Thursday, April 29, from noon to 1 p.m. EDT

Your identity makes up who you are. It is composed of your Personally Identifiable Information, or PII, which is data that could potentially be used to identify you. Safeguarding your PII is more important than ever. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the latest scams and how to help protect yourself from them, ways PII can be compromised, strategies to help keep your data safe and, most importantly, what you can do if your identity is compromised.