Financial Literacy Month Daily Tips
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March , 2013 - We will be celebrating Financial Literacy Month in April. Check out these great resources so you can "borrow smart... http://fb.me/TmDyW6aV
March 30, 2013 -Throughout April, we will be posting daily money management tips and resources. Stay tuned! http://fb.me/1bX6WGfUZ
March 31, 2013 - Financial Literacy Month activities start tomorrow ! http://www.loyno.edu/financialaid/national-financial-literacy-month
Starting April 1, 2013 - Preliminary Topic List
Week One: Budgeting, Financial Planning and Paying Taxes:
- April 1, 2013 - Financial Lit Tip #1: Do you really need it? Can you afford to buy it now? Identifying Needs vs Wants - http://www.cashcourse.org/loyno//articles/id/1754/identifying-needs-vs-wants
- April 2, 2013 - Tip #2 : Will Your Money Last Through Final Exams? Check 25 Tips to Stretch Your Dollar
- April 3, 2013 - Tip #3 : It's time to start creating your budget for the 2013-2014 academic year. #3a :Get #savings tips straight to your phone from @AmericaSaves – You could win $500 http://ow.ly/jhIjN
- FOR FUN: Songs often hellp us remember important concepts. Remember this one when you are creating a budget !Where the Money Goes (video)
Save on your energy costs by supporting consumer organizations working in New Orleans ! http://www.greenlightneworleans.org/greenmission.html
- April 4, 2013 - Tip #4 : Why You Should Have Insurance Coverage ?
- April 5, 2013- Tip #5A Can you take advantage of educational tax credits by filing a federal tax return:Do You Need to File a Tax Return
- April 6, 2013 - - Tip #6 If you have received or will be receiving a tax refund, consider using those funds to create an emergency fund
- FOR FUN:
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- April 7, 2013 - Tip #7 :April is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share this resource page with anyone who might need help
- Fin Lit Tip #7 -- check out the resources on NerdScholar and NerdWallet. http://ow.ly/jODZB
- FOR FUN : The weather is great for checking out the Wednesday night concerts sponsored by the Young Leadership Council !
- April 8, 2013 - It's hard in New Orleans but we all should learn about - Eating healthy on a budget
- FOR FUN: Take a walk around Audubon Park now that we are in daylight savings time.!
Week Two : Renewing Your Financial Aid for 2013-2014, More on managing your finances
- April 9, 2013 - You must annually submit the FAFSA to apply for all federal and most state aid programs. VIDEO - Federal Student Aid's Overview of the Financial Aid Process - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbJ55UWMEFE
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#9B - It's Equal Pay Day! Check the cities with the largest and smallest gender pay gap.
- FOR FUN: It's NOLA Bike to Work Day!
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- April 10, 2013 - Managing Your Checking Account and Personal Banking Resources
- FOR FUN: It is now snowball season - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7KIeq0PZb4
- April 11, 2013 - Fin. Lit. Tip #11 - You can save money, even on a student budget. Learn how. http://ow.ly/jODs8
- FOR FUN: Need a break from classes ? Go Rock and Bowl
- April 12, 2013 - Thinking about going to graduate school for 2013-2014 ?
- FOR FUN: April 11- 14, 2013 - The French Quarter Festival is the largest FREE music festival in the South It features over 800 local musicians, more than 65 of New Orleans finest restaurants, free special events, family fun with two exciting kids areas, and the return of FIREWORKS on the Mississippi River (Saturday April 13 at 9 pm). Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAaZWS-q62w
- April 13, 2013 - Thinking about returning to school in our Evening Division Program?
- April 14, 2013 -Getting and Keeping a Good Credit Score
- April 15, 2013 - Congress, the federal budget, and funding for federal financial aid programs.
Week Three : "Borrow Smart!"
- April 16, 2013- Online Counseling Options to Help You Learn to "Borrow Smart"
- FOR FUN ; Check out "The Fly"
- April 17, 2013- Look for outside scholarships to minimize the amount you need to borrow
- FOR FUN : Did you know, you can #Save your #tax refund and enter to win $25,000!? ow.ly/j0kln @D2Dfund @SaveYourRefund #SavingsFactFridayDid you know, you can #Save your #tax refund and enter to win $25,000!? ow.ly/j0kln @D2Dfund @SaveYourRefund #SavingsFactFriday
- April 18, 2013 - Working part-time while in school
- April 19, 2013 - Do you know what your credit score is ?
- FOR FUN: Check out the grand opening of the New Canal Lighthouse on Lake Pontchartrain.
- April 20. 2013 - Stay on Track to Graduation to Minimize your Loan Debt
- April 21, 2013 - Understand your options in repaying your federal loans
- Video:Paying Back Student Loans
- Video:Paying Back Student Loans
- April 22, 2013 - Find Earthly Rewards in Honor of Earth Day
- On Earth Day, learn how you can make a difference in the community. http://fb.me/XWVl1wWj
- Learn about loan forgiveness programs for borrowers who choose public service jobs. http://fb.me/Jg9LGtkc
- FUN FACTS: When driving, avoid fast start-ups and stops. You can #save hundreds of #dollars on lower gas costs. #SavingsTipTuesday @AmericaSaves
Week Four: The World of Work and Family
- April 23, 2013 -Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft and Financial Abuse by a family member or domestic partner
- April 24, 2013 - Check out the programs and services offered by the Career Development Center
- April 25, 2013 - Getting a Summer Job
- April 26, 2013 - Reviewing Paycheck Deductions
- April 27, 2013 - Assessing Job Offers
- FOR FUN : Jazz Fest on a Relative Budget
- April 28, 2013 - Finding Work Opportunities in a Tough Job Market
- NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES : Young Leadership Council
- April 29, 2013 -
- NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES : Staying in NOLA after graduation? Check out 504Ward for tips of finding a job AND having fun !
- Bring lunch to school if you live off-campus. The #money you #save can help you create an emergency fund. #SavingsFactFriday @AmericaSaves
- April 30, 2013 - 40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know
- VIDEO : Tips to Save Money
RETURN TO : National Financial Literacy Month Portal Page
Updated April 21, 2013