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“Think, Link & Learn”

Monday, September 29, 2008

Financial Literacy is Your Responsibility

Create a Budget and Learn the Basics
CNN.com’s Financial Glossary has the 411

To help you understand all things financial, CNN.com has prepared this handy Student Financial Glossary. Familiarize yourself with the terms. It may be one of the best lessons you ever learn on your way to earning a degree and gainful employment. Ask questions; talk to family members; apply for financial aid EARLY; visit your local bank if you have questions about credit card offers. Get ADVICE from trusted sources before you sign on the dotted line. Use your academic and social network to improve your “$$$ knowledge” and increase your overall financial literacy.

CNN.com Student Financial Glossary

http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2008/LIVING/studentnews/09/23/financial.glossary/finance.glossary.pdf

A smart first step is to develop a budget and stick to it. Second, don’t spend more than you earn. Simple lessons, but not easy to implement—even for adults.

Later this semester, students from the Advertising / PR Workshop will unveil programs and special events to help you navigate the often bumpy road of financial literacy. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) also has a few educational programs planned. Stay tuned!

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