Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had a good start to your school year. I am glad to say I have completed my first two college classes, strength conditioning and dance appreciation! Seems like a good way to start college to me!
Now that I’ve rid myself of my nerves, or a few of them at least, I was curious what I can do on campus in my free-time. I then came across It Make$ Cents! This program on campus is UWL’s own financial literacy program emphasizing everything personal finance. Their goal is to prepare students for success by helping them learn money and management skills including: budgeting, managing credit, student loans, banking, identity theft, savings, and investing. They have an incentive program that includes 15 weeks of interactive nights to help teach you financial literacy life-skills. The incentive part of this event is, if you get 25+ points, you get placed in a raffle for $250!
“Carlie, did you say points?” Yes reader, I did. Each week throughout the semester, there are different events held, from game nights, movies, and speakers. Each of these events range from 2-4 points. For each event you attend, you gain the points for a chance to get placed in different raffles! 10-15 points awards 3 winners $25, 16-19 points awards 2 $50 winners, 20-24 points will earn one person $100, and if you attend the right 9 out of 15 events, collecting 25 or more points, you could win $250!
All events are held in the Student Union, most starting at 6 p.m. You can bring your roommate(s) to get together for a little bonding, learn about money, and some events will even provide FREE pizza and beverages! Their first event, Price is Right-Style Game Night, is on Thursday, September 7th, 5-7:30 p.m. in the Miller Bluff Room. You will be playing games, learning about the basics of managing your personal finances with the It Make$ Cents! Money Management Team, and yes, pizza and beverages are available, along with a table of amazing prizes!
Put that dreaded homework away and come on down! Let’s be real… we are college students and we need all the financial help we can get, especially that $250 prize! Click here to find the 2017 Fall It Make$ Cents! event incentives calendar. See you Thursday!