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Becoming Your Best Financial Self

By Undergraduate Admission

Becoming Your Best Financial Self

By Undergraduate Admission
Free financial education courses help students navigate their relationship with finances now and after graduation.

At the University of Miami, our students’ overall financial well-being is important to us. That’s why we created the Money Management Program with the mission to advance personal finance education, one student at a time!

The program provides students with key financial literacy skills. As part of the Money Management Program, a senior advisor from the Office of Undergraduate Financial Assistance and Employment hosts an ongoing series of workshops called “Money Talks,” which covers topics like financial goal setting, loan repayment, navigating real-world finance, and more. Each of these sessions aims to empower students to make educated financial choices. The free workshops include a concise presentation, open forum discussion on related topics, and time for Q&A. 

Reece Haire, Class of 2020, attended several of the Money Talks in 2019: “I wanted to learn about investing and credit scores, and everything else that goes along with being an adult in the real world,” said Reece. She began incorporating what she had learned into her everyday life by coordinating with her parents to open an investment account when she returned home from school. The Investing 101 session helped her realize that she could start generating money off her federal work-study income. “I can see that money grow, instead of it just disappearing.”

Money Talks workshops are being offered virtually during the Spring 2021 semester. To learn more about UM’s Money Management Program and to register for a Money Talk, visit miami.edu/moneymgmt.

In order to amplify our outreach, the Office of Undergraduate Financial Assistance and Employment has partnered with the Student Government Association, Housing and Residential Life, the Toppel Career Center, Empower Me First, Multicultural Student Affairs, Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement, and the Office of Academic Enhancement.