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Events for Fall Semester 2020

Student Money Management Center Operations Update

Staff are working remotely and will respond to emails and phone calls during business hours as our physical offices remain closed.

Student Money Management Center personnel will be available to meet with students via online appointment through Skype or Microsoft Teams. To book an appointment with SMMC staff, either schedule an appointment online (login required) or contact us by phone or email

  • Dahlonega - 706-867-3308
  • Gainesville - 678-717-3984

SMMC Financial Fitness Series - Fall 2020

SMMC is pleased to offer our four-part series covering the basics of personal finance. These monthly workshops will feature interactive learning and activities designed to help you practice practical money management on a daily basis, and help you plan for future financial needs. Financial hardship is cited as the number one reason that students drop out of college. Attend our workshops and get control of your financial future.

*All events will be presented using the Zoom platform.

Credit & All the Hidden Fees

Do you know what your credit score is? Do you know how it's calculated or why it's important? Attendees will learn how credit scores are assembled and how to use different credit vehicles, like credit cards and student loans, to raise their scores but use them responsibly.

  • Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where Did All My Money Go?

Make New Money Goals! Does your spending match your stated values? Have you set achievable financial goals? This session will cover the basics of budgeting your money so you can make sure that your spending aligns with what's important to you, and that you have a clear path to future financial goals.

  • Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

You Can Be the Millionaire Next Door

This session will cover the methods used for achieving future financial goals. Want to buy a house or a car? Do you one day plan to retire? Come to our Saving and Planning for the Future session to learn the ways to achieve these goals and how early you'll need to start planning to make them happen.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Identity Theft - Risk Management

You've determined what's financially important to you and make plans towards future goals. Now learn how to protect all your hard work. How much insurance do you need? How much should you have in savings, and what really constitutes a financial "emergency?" While no one can predict the future, join the SMMC for a discussion on Risk Management/Identify Theft because Identity Theft is no joke! 

  • Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
  • Location: Zoom
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Build Your Nest Savings Challenge

Register to join the challenge on UNG Connect.

Why YOU should be building your nest (savings):

  • Unexpected expenses (auto, food, semester expenses, etc.)
  • Building better habits
  • Paying organizational dues
  • Going on vacation

You can:

  • Sign up as an individual, with a group of friends or as an organization.
  • Come by any time to get assistance with your goal! 
  • Meet one-on-one with a Peer Money Mentor or SMMC Staff
  • Have fun!
  • Meet YOUR goals and collect your prize! 

Check in with us beginning September 23 via Zoom to let us know how it's going and to let us answer any questions you may have.

  • Zoom Check-In Sessions 
    • September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4 and November 18
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Need Financial Help?

How Can We Help?

Fill out our survey and tell us the financial issues you want to learn about. Our workshops are tailored for you!

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