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Financial Wellness

March 22-26, 2021

The Clarkson College Financial Aid department is dedicated to helping students learn about financial well-being in all aspects of their professional and personal lives. During Financial Wellness Week, students can participate in events designed to help you gain insight into everyday financial practices and develop healthy habits when it comes to spending and budgeting.

The first 15 students who register for and attend one of the week’s events will win a $10 gift card. Students who attend any individual session will also be eligible for a $25 gift card drawing. Read below to learn how you can earn a $500 scholarship.

Monday, March 22

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Is Your Financial House in Order?

Zoom Session
When: 4:45–5:45 p.m. CST
Register Online

Ginny Fallon, a Financial Advisor with Prudential, will lead this seminar, designed to help you learn new behaviors and adopt healthy financial practices—so no matter what your future holds, you can face it with confidence. The session will cover topics such as saving for the future, protecting your assets and preparing for retirement.

Tuesday, March 23

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Personal Finance Basics

Zoom Session
When: 4:45–5:45 p.m. CST
Join Zoom Event

Register here to be eligible to win a gift card. 

Julia Conover, a Senior Personal Banker with First National Bank of Omaha, will lead a seminar to help you learn personal finance basics. She will help attendees learn about credit, savings, budgeting and finance to help change your life in a meaningful way and allow you to take control of your financial future.

Wednesday, March 24

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Financial Wellness Checkup

30-minute Sessions
When:11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Sign up for a session

Schedule a 30-minute, one-on-one session with Prudential Financial Advisor Ginny Fallon who will review your current financial situation and help you navigate future financial challenges.

Earn a $500 Scholarship from Financial Avenue

Clarkson College students may enter to win a $500 scholarship by completing educational courses through Financial Avenue. You must complete at least one, 30-minute online course between March 22 and March 26, 2021 to be entered, and the more courses you complete, the more times your name will be entered.

How to Enter

  1. Visit www.financialavenue.org and click the Sign Up button.
  2. Select the Sign Up tab and enter access code 150FWW.
  3. Enter your registration information and click the Create My New Account button.
  4. Select and complete your course(s).

You must score 70 percent or higher in order to be entered into the drawings.


Budgeting Tips

Creating a realistic, easy-to-follow budget is the first step in becoming financially responsible. Get started by following these simple tips.

  1. Overestimate your expenses.
  2. Involve your family in the budgeting process.
  3. Prepare for the unexpected by building your emergency fund.
  4. Differentiate between needs and wants.
  5. Record your actual expenses.
  6. Use credit cards wisely.
  7. Make your financial aid refund last.