Speaker Series: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees
The Money Doesn't Grow on Trees speaker series addresses current and relevant financial topics for students. The series, created by an interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff with support from GE Money and ING Foundation, features experts that help St. Kate’s students land and stay on solid financial footing.
All St. Kate's students are encouraged to attend these free workshops. Dates and time of upcoming workshops are posted inside KateWay.
The following is a list of topics covered over the last few semesters. Some are repeated at regular intervals so that newer students do not miss out.
- Women and Money
Challenging women to take charge of their lives as knowledgeable, strong and focused women.
- Financial Aid: What You Need to Know About the Basics
Do you feel overwhelmed by the financial aid process? Wondering if you are making full use of the opportunities available with scholarships, grants, loans and loan consolidation program? This workshop is sponsored jointly with our Parents Speaker Series. See resources for parents and families »
- Budgeting 101
How do I live on a budget? How do I identify wants vs needs? How do live within my means?
- Incorporating a Simple Living Lifestyle
Listen to a panel of individuals who have made thoughtful decisions about living within their means. They will share simple living strategies that you can incorporate into your into your own life.
- The Seduction of Credit Cards: What you Really Need to Know
What did I sign? What does all the fine print mean? What are the credit card terms? What's wrong with paying the minimum payment?
- What's Out There and What Does it All Mean?
Banking products, credit unions, what is the difference? What is a credit score?What is mine and how do I improve it? How is it used?
- Dealing with Identity Theft, Credit Report Disputes and Debt Collectors
Identity theft: what it is and how to protect yourself from becoming one of the countless victims. And, how to respond to credit report disputes and debt collectors.
- Everything you Need to Know about Auto and Life Insurance
What exactly does "no fault" insurance mean? What type of auto insurance should I buy? When is it necessary to buy life insurance?
- Everything You Want (and Need) to Know About Retirement Planning
When is it appropriate to start saving for retirement? What is the difference between an IRA and a Roth account?
- It's a Jungle Out There!
A seminar that equips students with the knowledge and practical tools they need to thrive financially, both in and after college.
- Consignment Shop Fashion Show
Do you want to dress in designer labels but not pay designer prices? The Money Management team and FCNS club presents tips about finding trendy clothes for a fraction of retail store prices, a fashion show, and a free clothing swap.
to view a detailed schedule for this semester, visit the Money Management website inside KateWay.