Tyler Junior College

Program encourages wise money management

Published Tuesday, 15th April 2014

Tyler Junior College will recognize Financial Literacy Week, April 14-17, with a variety of programs intended to improve students’ understanding of money management.

The Good Cents program began in October with programming in and out of the classroom aimed at improved financial literacy. The year-long series of events supplemented with a classroom instruction module for first-year TJC students is designed to improve financial literacy, provide students with financial decision-making skills and reduce current and future debt. Good Cents is made possible by a generous contribution from Texas Bank and Trust.

Financial Literacy Week is dedicated to educating students on financial tools, services, and resources that will keep them fiscally responsible during their time inhigher education and beyond.  Each day will focus on an event, speaker, or activity that will promote financial literacy. The College will be closed for Good Friday on Friday, April 18.

Monday, April 14: Paint a Piggy for Pennies

Use your creativity to Paint a ceramic piggy bank to hold all of your loose change.  Pictures will be taken of each decorated pig, and will be posted on the TJC Facebook page.  There will be a contest for the best pig. The winner will get a $25 Starbucks gift card. The event takes place in front of Vaughn Library from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15: Dollars for Donuts

Show your support of financial responsibility by signing a pledge stating you will be wise with your money!  Donuts will be provided. Donuts and banners for signing will be available in front of Pirtle Technology, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and in front of Jenkins Hall, from 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16: Money Grab

Ever wanted to grab as much money as possible?  Well, students will have their chance with this event. Students will be asked financial literacy questions, and for every correct answer, can earn time to spend in the Money Grab machine. Cash prizes will be awarded. The event will take place on the second floor of Rogers Student Center, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thursday, April 16: Breakfast Briefing (for faculty and staff)

Faculty and staff are invited to enjoy a pancake breakfast - first come, first served and to hearfrom Texas Bank and Trust representative, Scott Dickerson, as he discusses ways to avoid fraud and identity theft. The breakfast takes place in the Rogers Student Center Apache Rooms, 8:30-10 a.m.

Thursday, April 16: Sweet Cents (for students)

Students are invited to join in on the Ice Cream Sundae bar and hear financial tips from Texas Bank and Trust representative Scott Dickerson, in the Rogers Student Center Apache Rooms, 12:30-1:30 p.m.


Author: Fred M. Peters

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