Bags of $$ After Graduation: Money and Credit When Parents Are Not Paying

About the Course

Once we get to high school, adults teach us a lot. They tell us about all the options we have once we graduate, they talk about college, military, traveling, or even getting a job. One lesson they sometimes forget is money and credit.

Don't worry, we got you! In part 1 of this workshop, we share tips on how to manage your money, no matter how much (or how little) you're bringing in. We'll explain how YOU get to tell your money where to go and what to do (some people call that budgeting--but that's super boring). Finally, we'll help you set up a simple system for getting your bills paid (on time).

In part 2 of this workshop, let's focus on credit. Credit is great when you use it right but it can get you in trouble if you don't understand or use it properly. Learn the basics of credit: what it is and why it matters. We'll also share tips on how to build credit (using it the right way) and what will make it crash (along with your financial life).


At the end of this course, you'll know exactly how to put some commas in your bank account and more importantly what to do to keep them there!

Learning Objectives

Participants will understand the basics of personal finance including topics such as budgeting, credit, bank accounts, and credit cards.
Participants will learn about simple methods and tools for budgeting and money management.
Participants will learn the basics components of credit, credit reporting, and credit scores.
Participants will analyze various decisions and identify how those decisions impact credit.
Participants will recognize the value of good credit in their lives and for their future.