Personal Finance Education


Personal Finance for Graduate, Professional and Undergraduate Students.

Fall 2016 Sessions are Announced


Wise Use of Credit

  • Thursday, October 27  |  12:15 pm - 1:30 pm  (lunch served at 12:15 pm)  |  203 Philips Hall  |  Please RSVP
    • Maintaining good credit is more than just paying off your balance.  Understand the different credit resources available.  Learn how to obtain, interpret, and improve your credit score.  Most importantly, learn how to successfully create a budget plan to minimize worry, prepare for unplanned expenses and achieve your short and long term financial goals.  Presenter:  Brendan Wilbur, IDA/ Financial Counseling Program Director, Alternatives Federal Credit Union

Understanding Taxes as It Relates to Being a CU Student

  • Thursday, November 17  |  12:15 pm - 1:30 pm (lunch served at 12:15 pm)  |  M01 Stocking  |  Please RSVP
    • The goal of this session is to provide you with an understanding of how being a CU student relates to your tax status.  Presenters will focus on the complexity of understanding taxes and what are some common realities for our students.  This session will help you to understand the broad area of student taxes and to learn the resources that support you.  Please note that this session is not designed to provide individual tax advice.  Presenters: William Allen Jr. and Lori Kanellis, Cornell University Tax Office

Take a Close Look at that Job Offer!

  • Wednesday, November 30  |  12:15 pm - 1:30 pm (lunch served at 12:15 pm)  |  102 Mann Library  |  Please RSVP
    • Congratulations! Receiving a job offer can be one of the most exciting things to happen to a student who is about to graduate!  Whether or not finances are a primary motivator to apply for a particular job, it is prudent to evaluate the job offer before rushing to “Yes!" From the salary package to the prospect of job satisfaction, you will need to consider many factors in deciding whether to accept an offer. This session will also cover how (and whether) to negotiate with potential employers.  Presenter: Rebecca Sparrow, Cornell Career Services