Title

MoneySense

Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2006

Keywords

Financial literacy, Financial education

Abstract

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.

Department

Economics

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Finance, Personal; Finance, Personal--Study and teaching

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Rights Statement

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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