On April 11, Temple University’s Financial Wellness Committee hosted a Financial Wellness Fair at O’Connor Plaza aimed at helping students navigate the world of money management and student loans.
With uplifting music from Temple’s Pep Band and snacks on hand, students lined up for financial advice from Temple’s wellness committee.
Khalia Horton, junior public relations major, expressed the need for more financial wellness events for students from different-income homes to learn how to save and spend their money correctly.
“Coming from a black single-parent household, I think financial literacy is important in order to break the cycle. There is a lot we don’t know about budgeting and living from paycheck to paycheck.”
Karen Thompson, Financial Wellness Coordinator, and her committee members expressed the need to provide students with the finance council as the summer and fall semester registrations are underway.
“Many students struggle with the financial pressures of college life,” Said Thompson. “We hope that by providing them with the right tools and information, we can help them make informed decisions about their finances and avoid common mistakes that can lead to financial hardship down the road.”
Vice President of IGrad Donna Miller, a financial guest at the fair, spoke about the valuable opportunity for students to learn about the various support systems and resources available for financial stability and success.
“If you are trying to finish as a single major or another concentration, understanding about getting support and resources available on Temple’s.”