VACU Offers Practical Advice for VCU Students
(Richmond, VA, September 12, 2013) – Virginia Credit Union will offer practical financial advice to VCU students at a Financial Success Summit on Wednesday, October 9.
Offered in partnership with the VCU University College and Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Financial Success Summit will be held from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave.
The event will provide tips on a variety of financial topics through four practical workshops:
- Making It – Financial independence for college students
- Money’s Not Free – How credit and loans work
- What Now? – Student loans and debt
- Why Am I Broke? – Psychology of spending and budgeting
“We planned this event to provide good, basic information on money management,” said Cherry Hedges, financial education director for Virginia Credit Union. “Today’s students need to be more aware than ever of personal finance. Unfortunately, many are unaware of how to manage their money, and how even few mistakes can have lasting consequences. Developing a few good habits now can be enormously helpful to a student’s long-term financial well-being.”
Virginia Credit Union provides financial education in schools and the community. Last year, the credit union’s classes and seminars on money management were attended by more than 12,000 students and adults. In addition to the Financial Success Summit, Virginia Credit Union educators offer a presentation on personal finance in the University 101 course for freshmen at VCU.
Virginia Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative that serves more than 225,000 members. The Credit Union provides a variety of affordable consumer services and financial education resources with the sole purpose of helping people grow financially.
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