Financial Literacy

NIFEL

National Institute of Financial and Economic Literacy 

The Connexus Association is proud to support the National Institute of Financial and Economic Literacy (NIFEL) and their quest to expand opportunities through financial education. Each year NIFEL holds numerous summer sessions on the campus of Edgewood College in Madison, WI geared towards dramatically increasing effectiveness in educating students and building confidence in the teaching of a wide array of financial topics.

2017 will be the fourth year that the Connexus Association offers scholarships to local educators looking to further their knowledge of financial literacy. If you or someone you know would like to be considered for a scholarship to attend this event please contact us.

For more information on this highly beneficial program please view the brochure at:
http://www.edgewood.edu/Portals/WWW/_resources/documents/events/NIFEL/2016-NIFEL-Brochure.pdf

 

Adult Financial Literacy Education Workshops

With the support of Connexus Association, Northcentral Technical College launched an Adult Financial Literacy Education Initiative.  The funds will be utilized by the project to offer five workshops to current students and alumni.

The first workshop, held in April 2016, was titled "Impact of Your Credit Score" and covered Employment and Advancement opportunities, Security Clearance, Credit & Your Wallet, It’s Not in Your FICO Score!, and How to Improve Your Credit Score

The second workshop, held in May of 2016, was titled "Be a Smart Borrower" and covered The workings of tuition and financial aid, Calculate your post- college payments now!, Resources to help with student loan payments, Why should I apply for scholarships?, and How can I graduate in 2 years or less?

The third workshop, held in fall of 2016, was a repeat of "Be a Smart Borrower" as a result of feedback indicating this was a desired topic.

 The fourth workshop, held in fall of 2016, was titled "What Budget is Right for You?" and was geared toward first year college students to learn strategies to set financial goals and how to determine wants versus needs.

The fifth workshop, held in fall of 2016, was a repeat of "Impact of Your Credit Score".

NTC plans to hold additional workshops in the spring of 2017.