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Events for Spring Semester 2019

SMMC Special Events

Making Cents Make Sense - February 18, March 4, March 5

Play The Making Cents Make Sense Game Simulation of Life and come test your financial survival skills!

  • Dahlonega – March 4, Hoag Student Center, Meeting Room ABC
  • Gainesville – February 18, Student Center, Robinson Ballroom ABCDE
  • Oconee – March 5, Student Resource Center, Multipurpose Room 522
  • All times are 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SMMC Financial Fitness Series - Spring 2019

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 - January 14, 16, & 22

New Year, New Money Goals! 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.

  • Dahlonega – January 16, Stewart Student Success Center, Room 332
  • Gainesville – January 22,  Student Center, Meeting Room 3
  • Oconee – January 14, Student Resource Center – Room 564
  • All times are 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Building Your Credit - February 6, 11, & 12

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.

  • Dahlonega – February 6, Stewart Student Success Center, Room 332
  • Gainesville – February 12, Student Center, Meeting Room 3
  • Oconee – February 11, Student Resource Center – Room 501
  • All times are 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Saving and Planning for the Future - March 6, 18, & 19

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.

  • Dahlonega – March 6, Stewart Student Success Center, Room 332
  • Gainesville – March 19, Student Center, Meeting Room 3
  • Oconee – March 18, Student Resource Center – Room 501
  • All times are 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Risk Management - April 10, 15, & 16

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.

  • Dahlonega – April 10, Stewart Student Success Center, Room 332
  • Gainesville – April 16, Student Center, Meeting Room 1
  • Oconee – April 15, Student Resource Center – Room 501
  • All times are 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

UNG Money Smart Week

Money Smart: GeoCache for College Cash – April 2 & 3

This interactive game allows students to participate in a contest where they use their smart phone to answer personal financial questions by scanning a QR code. Each student has an opportunity to win two state prizes of $250, which will be provided by the Money Smart Georgia Campaign

  • Dahlonega – April 3, Hoag Student Center Patio ABCDE
  • Gainesville – April 2, Student Center/Stage
  • Oconee – April 1, Student Resource Center, Quad
  • All times are 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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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