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Events for Spring Semester 2021

Student Money Management Center Operations Update

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 smmc@ung.edu.

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

SMMC Financial Fitness Series - Spring 2021

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.

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: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
  • Location: Zoom
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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, February 17, 2021
  • 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, March 17, 2021
  • 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, April 21, 2021
  • Location: Zoom
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Build Your Nest Savings Challenge

The “Build Your Nest” Savings Challenge is a semester-long event that helps students save money towards a goal of their choosing. 

Students meet with SMMC staff to set a savings goal for the semester. We work with you to review your finances and help you set a realistic goal. 

Prizes are awarded to YOU at the end of the semester after meeting YOUR Savings Challenge goal!

Contact smmc@ung.edu to start the Build Your Nest challenge today! 

Bi-Weekly Check-Ins via Zoom:

  • Wednesday, January 27
  • Wednesday, February 10
  • Wednesday, February 24
  • Wednesday, March 10
  • Wednesday, April 7
  • Wednesday, April 21
*All times are from 12 p.m. - 1 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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