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Events for Fall Semester 2017

SMMC Financial Fitness Series

The University of North Georgia Student Money Management Center (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.   

Budgeting and Goal Setting

Does your spending match your stated values? Have you set achievable financial goals? This workshop 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. 

  • Cumming - August 28, Cumming 160
  • Dahlonega - August 30, Stewart Center 332
  • Gainesville - August 30, Student Center meeting room 2
  • Oconee - August 28, Student Resource Center 570
  • *All times are 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Building Your Credit

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.

  • Cumming - October 11, Cumming 162
  • Dahlonega - September 6, Stewart Center 332
  • Gainesville - September 6, Student Center meeting room 2
  • Oconee - September 20, Student Resource Center 574
  • *All times are 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Saving and Investing

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

  • Cumming - October 25, Cumming 161
  • Dahlonega - October 4, Stewart Center 332
  • Gainesville - October 11, Student Center meeting room 2
  • Oconee - October 18, Student Resource Center 574
  • *All times are 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Risk Management

You've made out your budget and determined what's financially important to you. You've built up a great credit history and made 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, this session will cover the ways you can prevent emergencies from becoming catastrophes.

  • Cumming -  November 29, Cumming 161
  • Dahlonega - November 1, Stewart Center 332
  • Gainesville - November 8, Student Center meeting room 2
  • Oconee - November 15, Student Resource Center 574
  • *All times are 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

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