Money Talks @ Western U

Money Talks @ Western U

It’s important for students to understand how to manage their money in order to avoid financial stress. Financial literacy programs are used to share knowledge about how to make responsible, informed, and effective financial decisions. Money Talks @ Western U hosts workshops and drop-in events that aim to address a variety of concepts relating to financial decision-making and wellness; more specifically, the financial components of budgeting, banking, credit, paying for school, and life after Western. 

The workshop series runs throughout the fall/winter terms, and is open to all registered students at the University. Students are usually required to sign up in advance; registration links will be posted as they become available.

Drop-in events require no registration, and are advertised through Western University’s social media channels.

Money Talks @ Western U is a collaborative effort between Student Financial Services, Housing and Ancillary Services, Wellness Education Centre, The Student Success Centre, and the University Students’ Council.

Questions? Want to get involved or request assistance with an event? Email moneytalks@uwo.ca for more information.

Workshop Series

The Money Talks @ Western U workshop series is a free program that provides Western students with the opportunity to sign up for workshops that cover five areas of financial wellness: Budgeting, Paying for School, Banking and Investments, Credit and Debt, and Life After School.

Both entry-level (“101”) and expert-led (“102”) workshops will be available for sign-up via the Western CareerCentral website. Workshops are one hour in length, and can be taken at any point (no existing prerequisites or mandatory workshops).

Participation in the program will be acknowledged on a student’s Co-Curricular Record. Following completion of at least five workshops (two of which must be expert-led) and a short reflection activity, students will receive a Letter of Accomplishment signed by Lynn Logan, Vice-President (Operations & Finance). If you have finished at least five workshops (with at least two that were expert-led), please email moneytalks@uwo.ca to complete the short reflection activity. Letters of Accomplishment are issued via Career Central at the end of the academic year.

 

Budgeting 101
Wednesday September 19 2018
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: UCC 147A

Visit Western Career Central and sort by Money Talks events to register!

Paying for School 101
Monday September 24 2018
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: UCC 147B

Visit Western Career Central and sort by Money Talks events to register!

Credit and Debt 101
Wednesday October 17 2018
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: UCC 147A

Visit Western Career Central and sort by Money Talks events to register!

Banking and Investments 101
Tuesday October 30 2018
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: UCC 147A

Visit Western Career Central and sort by Money Talks events to register!

Banking and Investments 102
Thursday November 15 2018
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: UCC 147B

Visit Western Career Central and sort by Money Talks events to register!

Upcoming Events: The Game of LIFE

The Game of LIFE is an interactive drop-in event that aims to provide students with information about a wide variety of topics relating to financial literacy within a flexible time period. Students will learn about expenses and resources relating to postsecondary studies, budgeting tips and tricks, basics of taxes and investments, and life after graduation. As students move through the different booths, staff will be on hand to discuss topics, answer questions, and engage in games relating to booth subject matter.