A New Resource to Help Manage Your Money
Westchester Community College is taking a proactive
approach to improving our students’ financial well-being.
We are pleased to announce the launch of CashCourse®, a new online
resource accessed through the college web site, which will provide students
and others in the community with information and tools to better manage
their financial lives.
CashCourse can be found at: http://www.cashcourse.org/sunywcc. The site offers an array of tips and tools on basic financial topics that students and adults need to deal with many of the common financial problems that arise from this increasingly complex financial world. With the introduction of CashCourse we join more than 550 colleges and universities that use the program on their campuses throughout the U.S.
CashCourse is a quick and user-friendly way to get information about everyday money issues that most students face in these challenging economic times: stretching dollars, managing credit cards, repaying student loans, and saving for future emergencies. The site includes advice and content around many of the common financial issues that young adults face, but it also features financial information that can be used by individuals of all ages.
CashCourse includes articles and features on a range of related topics such as budgeting and financial planning, paying for college, managing credit and debt, building wealth, and surviving in tough economic times. The site also offers worksheets, calculators and assessment tools that students can use to learn on their own or as part of classroom work. Other useful features include a “Budget Wizard” to help students manage their spending, an online directory of common financial terms, and a credit module that covers important information about managing credit cards.
All of the information on the CashCourse site has been developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting personal finance education. The information included on the CashCourse site is noncommercial and unbiased, with a focus on teaching the basics of core financial concepts and making smart money decisions.
CashCourse is one of many resources being offered as part of the Center for Financial and Economic Education, a new initiative in the Gateway Center. The Center for Financial Education, under the direction of Suzanne Matthews, was created this year with a grant from JPMorgan Chase with the objective of bringing essential financial education resources to students, faculty and the community at large. The Center will be offering more activities, including workshops, seminars, and speakers throughout the coming academic year.
For more information on CashCourse and the Center for
Financial and Economic Education, contact Suzanne Matthews, Director,