Financial Literacy

Links AnnualCreditReport.com Blog: Financial Literacy To help further educate you and your students, we’ve designed a library of helpful PDFs, videos, and recorded webinars that cover a wide range of financial aid topics. You’ll notice there is an editable section at the bottom of each PDF. Your school can use this space to add your own unique messaging, website URL, contact information, office hours, and more. All PDFs can be downloaded in color or black and white.
Job Search 101

It takes a savvy candidate to succeed in today’s job market. Students learn how to navigate the internship experience, what hiring managers and recruiters want to see on a new grad’s resume, and why having a summer job improves success in a job search. This session also includes the dos and don’ts of interviewing. Recorded June 10, 2013.
Recorded June 10, 2013
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Student Loan Repayment Tips

This Money Monday session will give students information they can use to be better prepared to manage their student loan payments. Students will learn how to develop a plan for financial survival, know what they borrowed, who they borrowed from, and who services their loans. They’ll also get information on the best repayment plan for their circumstances and how to avoid delinquency and default. Recorded May 6, 2013. Recorded May 6, 2013
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Saving and Investing Basics

Everyone should have an understanding of why it’s important to have a savings plan and be prepared for life’s future events. This recorded Money Monday session will provide students with a general idea about setting realistic financial goals, saving and investing vehicles, and how interest can work for them to reach their financial goals. Recorded April 15, 2013. View Webinar

Understanding Credit Cards

Students can learn about the good and bad of credit cards in this Money Mondays session. Credit cards can help, but they also have many pitfalls if you aren’t careful. Students will find out how to manage their credit cards and avoid piling on debt. Recorded April 7, 2014.
Recorded April 7, 2014
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Budgeting 101

Your budget is like your financial game plan. In this Money Monday session, you will learn why it’s important to have a budget, how to create a budget, and how to stick to it. Recorded March 10, 2014.
Recorded March 10, 2014
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Personal Finance 101

This Money Monday session will review the basic principles of personal finance and give students information to be better positioned to manage their finances. It has particular emphasis on crafting a spending plan, understanding where money goes, student loan fundamentals, how to minimize debt, and investing in the future. Recorded October 22, 2012.
Recorded October 22, 2012
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The Importance of Financial Literacy

Designed to provide financial aid administrators with information on financial literacy efforts you can support in your office, this session is a “how to” for this important topic. The advent of the 3 year Cohort Default Rate and challenging economic times makes financial literacy programs a must have for all financial aid offices. Learn tips and access tools you can use to promote financial wellness with your students. Recorded February 5, 2014.
Recorded February 5, 2014
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Financial Goals Worksheet

Healthy financial habits start by setting sound financial goals. This worksheet will help students set up to three financial goals while also identifying any risk that could interfere.

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Financial Wellness Tips

This PDF provides students with nine great tips on achieving financial wellness, including finding out where their money goes, developing a budget, planning for retirement, protecting credit, and more.

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Credit Card Tips

Credit cards can help establish and improve credit scores if they’re used properly. They can also damage credit scores if you don’t know what you’re doing. Students can use the tips in this PDF to help them properly manage a credit card.

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Money Mondays
Identity Theft Tips

Identity theft can take years to recover from. Encourage your students to keep their identity safe with helpful tips that are available in the identity theft PDF.

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