Workshops

Financial Wellness Specialists conduct several in-class workshops throughout the semester. The goal of these workshops is to introduce students to the tools and resources available at the college and the community to achieve financial stability. Real-life scenarios are discussed in these workshops to highlight the importance of learning personal finance topics such as budgeting, credit, savings, paying for school, etc.                                     

WORKSHOPS:

FAFSA Workshop
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FAFSA Workshop

Financial Aid counselor, Dany Mot will be conducting a financial aid workshop on Friday, April15, 2022. Staff will be available to offer individual assistance, answer your questions, and assist you with the on-line completion of FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid).

Join Us:
Friday, April 15, 2022
1:00PM - 3:00PM
FAFSA registration QR Code
Click on QR code or zoom link to register https://bit.ly/AprFAFSA


Mindful Spending and Checking your Financial Health:

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As part of MCC's Wellness Challenge and Financial Literacy Month, we’d like to invite you to converse about how you feel about your monthly money spending. We will share strategies and recommendations that will help you save more every month and gain full control of your spending habits.

Understanding credit cards and credit scores


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Do you currently have a credit card? Are you thinking about getting one? Would you like to improve your credit score? This webinar will introduce you to the benefits and risks of using a credit card and the importance of having a strong credit score to achieve your future financial goals.

Making late payments or not paying your balance in full every month results in high interest costs, late fees, and negatively impacts your credit score. Missing a payment might lower your credit score by 90 to 110 points. Credit cards can be a great tool to help you boost your credit score and make purchases with money that you don’t have available. On the other hand, credit cards can easily become one of the most dangerous threats to your financial well-being when not managed responsibly. Join us in this workshop and find out how to manage credit cards responsibly and improve your credit score.

Budgeting 101: Minimize your expenses. Reach your savings goals!

Budgeting 101, Minimize your expenses. Reach your savings goals!

Are you saving to buy a car? Do you plan to buy new clothes? Not only a budget will help you understand how much money you should save every month for these purchases, but it can also help you save for future ones and plan for expenses. Learn step by step how to create and track a realistic personal budget to minimize your expenses and reach your savings goals!

Budgeting for the Holiday Season and Preventing ID Fraud                                                                           

   Holiday Budget           

Join the Financial Wellness Office and MCC’s Law Center in this Zoom workshop to prepare you to tackle the expenses of the Holiday season and learn how to protect your identity and sensitive information from online scams and cyber threats. 

With the Holiday season approaching, you might need to adjust your monthly budget for new periodic expenses. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to consciously spend your money during the Holiday season and tips for saving on online purchases. 

We’ll also discuss the importance of protecting your identity when making online purchases. Cybercriminals are able to steal thousands of dollars from people every year, which makes us all vulnerable to these attacks. According to the Center for Victim Research, 7-10% of the U.S. population are victims of identity fraud each year. This workshop will also introduce you to the most common forms of identity fraud and how to prevent them. 

Credit 101: How to Manage your Credit Cards and Credit Score Responsibly!


Hands holding credit cards

Do you currently have a credit card? Are you thinking about getting one? Would you like to improve your credit score? This webinar will introduce you to the benefits and risks of using a credit card and the importance of having a strong credit score to achieve your future financial goals.

Making late payments or not paying your balance in full every month results in high-interest costs, late fees, and negatively impacts your credit score. Missing a payment might lower your credit score by 90 to 110 points. Credit cards can be a great tool to help you boost your credit score and make purchases with money that you don’t have available. On the other hand, credit cards can easily become one of the most dangerous threats to your financial well-being when not managed responsibly. Join us in this workshop and find out how to manage credit cards responsibly and improve your credit score.

The Art of Budgeting: How to stick to a financial plan? 

Calculator and Coins making Budget

Learn the importance of building and tracking a realistic personal budget to achieve your financial goals. Sticking to a personal budget can help you eliminate unnecessary expenses and achieve monthly savings goals. Building solid spending and savings habits are essential to living a financially healthy life.

You face many decisions that can affect your ability to build a realistic personal budget to achieve your financial goals. Are you deciding between eating out or cooking food? Are you saving to buy car? Do you want to buy clothes? Not only a budget will help you understand how much money you have available for these purchases, but it can also help you save for future ones and plan for expenses.       


Spring 2022 Workshop Schedule is coming. For more information or to make a one-on-one appointment, please contact us at FinancialWellness@middlesex.mass.edu


 

 

 

 

 

 
Last Modified: 3/22/22