Carleton hosts Financial Literacy Month

Carleton’s Awards and Financial Aid is hosting Financial Literacy Month (FLM) throughout November. Mark Robinson, manager of financial aid at the Awards Office said: “We think [financial literacy is] really valuable information to get out to students.” According to their website, FLM aims to teach students how to take charge of their finances. “It is a bit of an uphill battle,” Robinson said about trying to get students interested in the topic. “As you can imagine, it’s not always the most exciting topic for students to be thinking about or necessarily the most top of mind as they’re worrying about exams and stuff.” Events this month will seek to teach students about topics such as consumerism, banking products, budgeting, paying […]

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Opinion: Being ‘on a student budget’ shouldn’t just be an expression

If you find yourself avoiding checking your bank account balance online, it’s probably time to check your bank account balance online. But taking a peek at that balance in September isn’t too difficult a task—it’s always later in the semester when you suddenly have something better to do instead. This is a shame, because getting your ducks in a row now could be tremendously important once you graduate. It is easy to forget a student budget needs to stretch beyond the period of your program and be able to support you when you’re entering the work world—which, if you haven’t heard, isn’t exactly rolling out the welcome mat to new graduates. But right now is the start of a new school […]

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