Financial literacy, Financial education
Money is something that permeates everyone’s daily lives. No matter who you are, rich or poor, white or black, college educated or a high school drop out, everyone has to deal with money at some level. Getting a job, opening a savings account, budgeting for one’s monthly bills, and using a credit card are activities that most men and women will experience at some point in their lives. Everyone has to deal with money but few actually receive any type of formal training or education on exactly how to do these things.
Learning by ones mistakes is common when it comes to financial matters but racking up a huge credit card debt and getting over a destroyed credit score are hard to recover from. Although I never explicitly took a personal finance course myself, as an accounting major I have been exposed to a variety of finance, economics, and business courses over the last four years and accordingly have gained a solid foundation in financial matters. So, for my senior project I partnered with Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting club on campus, to lead a series of seminars on personal finance topics and help educate the Bellingham community.
Martin, Angela, "MoneySense" (2006). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 219.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Finance, Personal; Finance, Personal--Study and teaching
student projects; term papers
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