TJC, Texas Bank and Trust help students establish good financial habits

For college students, learning to manage money is an often-overlooked key to success.

Tyler Junior College and Texas Bank and Trust have teamed for Good Cents, an annual awareness and education program to help TJC students learn to establish good financial habits.

Held each April during Financial Literacy Month, Good Cents features a series of activities, including the popular CA$H CAB – in which students hop a ride on the TJC golf cart and earn cash by correctly answering questions related to financial literacy – as well as speakers and events related to financial literacy, credit, debt, wealth management and investing.

“Good Cents has been a fun and effective way of instilling the importance of good financial habits in our students,” said Ashleigh Lewis, TJC learning framework professor. “It has also drawn the attention of other colleges and universities in Texas that want to use our programming ideas to engage their students.”

Lunch-and-learn discussions will be led by guest speakers Amy Proctor, senior vice president and division manager for Texas Bank and Trust Financial Services, who will talk about investments, and Carmen Carpenter, Texas Bank and Trust assistant vice president, who will talk about credit.

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