Waynesburg University hosted the final installment in the Money Matters Workshop Series of the semester March 27. The Money Matters workshops are intended to teach students good financial habits.
We know how important financial literacy is and we look at it as a way for the next generation that will be leading companies, communities and families.”
At the final workshop, students got an overview of all of the topics covered over the course of the semester and participated in a final budgeting exercise. Topics covered throughout the semester include cost of living, debt, personal budgeting, retirement, banking and legal matters.
“A key phrase we kept using was needs and wants,” Pat Bristor, associate dean of students, said. “Do you need that $6 cup of coffee or do you want that $6 cup of coffee?”
Students also looked in-depth at employment benefits and how to evaluate job offers.
“It is so overwhelming at times,” Bristor said. “When you are looking at job offers, you really need to weigh the different aspects.”
At the end of the workshop, Charles Trump, president and CEO of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Greene County, drew raffle tickets to determine the winner of a TV donated by First Federal. To be eligible for the drawing, students needed to attend every workshop.
“We know how important financial literacy is and we look at it as a way for the next generation that will be leading companies, communities and families,” Trump said.
The Money Matters Workshop Series runs for 8 weeks in the spring semester. The Department of Business Administration assists with the workshops.