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D'Youville to Host Money Matters Event

D'Youville to Host Money Matters Event

No matter their age, money is usually on many people's minds — whether it’s how to save it or how to spend it. To that end, D’Youville is hosting an all-day Money Matters event open to all students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, February 13 from 9 AM – 4 PM on the 6th Floor of the D’Youville Academic Center building.

Experts from a wide range of industries will be on campus to lend their expertise on topics such as budgeting, managing student debt, understanding your credit score, homebuying, retirement planning, tax preparation, and even dressing professionally on a budget. 

“This event was created in response to a financial wellness survey issued to all D’Youville students,” explained James Nowak, Director of Financial Aid at D’Youville. “The survey found that students have financial needs beyond those serviced day-to-day here on our campus. We partnered with a group of industry leaders and local organizations to bring their services and expertise to our students." 

A panel discussion titled ‘Top Financial Concerns Facing College Students’ features experts that will address the financial issues students are most interested in. The panel features Tom Dalton, Director of Sales and Marketing at EdFinancial Services Higher Education Solutions; Tyshaun Tyson, Financial Education Program Coordinator at Jericho Road Community Health Center; Kelly Ann Kowalski, Director at  Food for All of WNY; and Mark Ziemba, Founder and Financial Planner at Thoughtful Plan. The discussion will be held from 12:45 – 2:15 PM. 

“We’re home to a diverse student population, from first generation college students to non-traditional adult learners,” added Nowak. “Everyone can benefit from the information and connections made with our partners at this event.”  

Money Matters will also have additional breakout sessions throughout the day. These quick presentations will offer key takeaways for attendees on subjects such as managing student loans, information about credit unions, managing healthcare costs, and tips for investing. See the full schedule below.

Along with the breakout presentations, a vendor market will also be set up for attendees to talk to the representatives personally throughout the day, D’Youville counselors will be on hand, a ScholarshipUniverse demonstration table will be on display, and representatives from the Cornell Cooperative will be available to discuss healthy eating on a budget. 

Breakfast and lunch with be provided.

Schedule of Events

9:00-9:30 Breakfast/Vendor Marketplace
9:30-9:40 Welcome
9:40-9:55 Managing Student Loans
10:05-10:20 Consumer Credit Counseling
10:30-10:45 Preparing to Invest
10:55-11:10 Identity Theft
11:20-11:35 Jericho Road
11:45-12:00 Phashion for Success:  On a Budget
12:10-12:25 Student Loan Repayment
12:35-12:50 Managing Health Care Costs
12:50-2:20 PANEL: Top Financial Concerns Facing College Students
2:20-2:35 Credit Unions
2:45-3:00 Retirement Planning 101
3:10-3:25 ScholarshipUniverse Demo
3:35-3:50  So You Want to Buy a House…


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