The Financial Literacy Center (FLC) exists to provide personal finance and money management education to UW-W students and the campus community. Free virtual coaching session appointments are available and encouraged for you to obtain a better understanding of their personal finances. Whether you want to create a budget, learn to build and manage credit, make a plan to pay for your education, or understand student loan repayment, the FLC is here to provide financial information and resources during your time at UW-Whitewater.
Recently, the FLC published Being Money Smart at UW-W for students to obtain money smart tips while attending UW-Whitewater. Click on the link for over 55 pages of money management tips from other UW-W students on topics like employment, food, housing, transportation, financial basics, and more. In addition, if you have helpful hints to add, be sure to comment, and the Peer Financial Educators will review for addition to the guide.
*NEW* - Drop in appointment time available starting February 2, 2021! Do you have a quick question? Feel free to drop in each Tuesday during the spring and fall terms from 3:30-4:30 pm to meet with an FLC Peer Financial Educator. Use this meeting link during that time to drop in: https://uww.webex.com/meet/KnoxJP20.
Last spring, the FLC collaborated with CLD and Financial Aid to develop a guide for our graduating students. Check out the Guide for Warhawk Graduates: Career & Financial Tips to Help You Succeed.
*Coming in April* This year, we are proud to be participating in Money Smart Month. Be on the look out for more information coming soon! There will be an online Goosechase where students can win a variety of prizes!
Financial Specialist: Jamie Busse
2020-2021 Peer Financial Educator: Jacob Knox
Jake is a senior at UW-Whitewater and is double-majoring in Finance and Information Technology. He will be graduating in the spring of 2021 and wants to work as a financial planner. Jake wanted to be a PFE to learn more about financial literacy, and be able to help other students manage their money effectively. In addition, he wanted to gain experience working one-on-one and presenting to others. Outside of work and school, Jake loves all Wisconsin sports, the Chicago Blackhawks, racing, working on cars, and playing golf.
2020-2021 Peer Financial Educator: Weston Katula
Jake is a sophomore at UW-Whitewater with the intention of majoring in Finance in the College of Business and Economics. He is interested in finance and enjoys assisting others with their finances, helping to develop budgets, and developing peers understanding of everyday finances. By being able to help students financially he feels he gains insight and knowledge as to what other students have to work with financially. Having his own financial struggles growing up and being able to overcome them, he simply wants to spread the knowledge and help as much as he can. On Weston's free time he enjoys working out, watching sports, watching informational videos, and reading.
If interested in becoming a Peer Financial Educator for the 2020-2021 academic year, applications are planning to be made available upon the return to campus this fall. Applications will be available both here and on Handshake in September of 2020.
The Financial Literacy Center welcomes scheduled virtual appointments. Our staff is available to meet with students year-round during regular office hours. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, in-person appointments are being postponed until further notice.
*NEW* - Drop in appointment time is now available! Do you have a quick question? Feel free to drop in each Wednesday during the spring and fall terms from 11:00-12:00 noon to meet with an FLC staff member. Use this meeting link during that time to drop in: https://uww.webex.com/meet/KnoxJP20.
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hyer Hall, Room 112
Money Smart Month Goose Chase Scavenger Hunt
04/01/2021 - 04/30/2021 - 12:00 am <br/> <br/> <br/>
Staff & Faculty: First Time Homebuyers
04/22/2021 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm <br/> <br/> <br/>
Andersen Library is hosting Mini-Money Smart Storytimes!
04/23/2021 - 9:00 am - 10:00 am <br/> <br/> <br/>
Staff & Faculty: Your Spending & Saving Plan
04/27/2021 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm <br/> <br/> <br/>