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MoneyBoss: Your Guide to Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship: Financial Literacy

Resources to help you with budgeting, saving, credit, starting a business, investing and more.

MoneyBoss—Financial Planning for Transfer: How to Prepare for the Next Phase of Your College Career

Ask Yourself ...
  1. What are the things you will keep in mind to decide your transferring college?
  2. What expenses do you think you will be incurring which are exclusively for the college?
  3. What difference going to the college could make in your regular expenses such as housing, transportation, food, medical expenses etc.
  4. Do you think you should keep in touch with your current classmates and professors? Why and how?
Resources Mentioned in Video

MoneyBoss - From Deficit to Surplus: How to Turn That Debt Around

Ask Yourself ...
  1. What is my income vs. my expenses? Do I operate in a deficit or surplus situation with my personal finances?
  2. If it's a deficit, identify 3 steps you can take to either move from deficit to surplus.
Resources Mentioned in Video
Budgeting Apps
Additional Resources

MoneyBoss - Financing College

Developing Financial Literacy

NOTE: This work is ideally completed in First Year Seminar.

In this section, you will begin to explore financial planning and learn about financial literacy. Financial literacy is how to strategically manage your money and financial relationships with budgeting and credit today and in the future to live your aspirations. It includes the ability to make informed judgements and to make effective decisions in money management. As well as gaining awareness and knowledge about finances and changing behaviors.

Creating a personal finance plan is a process that takes you through several topics. Working through and reflecting on each topic will help you to make a financial plan and increase the likelihood that you will be set up for the future.

Please start by working through the MoneyBoss Financing College module.

Ask Yourself ...
  1. Are you interested in continuing your education?
  2. Where are you interested in applying?
  3. Have you looked at scholarships?
Resources Mentioned in Video
Additional Resources

MoneyBoss - Emotions and Finance

Developing Financial Literacy

NOTE: This work is ideally completed in First Year Seminar.

In this section you will begin to explore financial planning and learn about financial literacy. Financial literacy is how to strategically manage your money and financial relationships with budgeting and credit today and in the future to live your aspirations. It includes the ability to make informed judgements and to make effective decisions in money management. As well as gaining awareness and knowledge about finances and changing behaviors.

Creating a personal finance plan is a process that takes you through several topics. Working through and reflecting on each topic will help you to make a financial plan and increase the likelihood that you will be set up for the future.

For the digital module watch the video and answer the questions below. Then write up your finance plan.

Ask Yourself ...
  1. What are your emotional triggers?
  2. Think about your wants vs. your needs. Be honest!
  3. Make a list before you go shopping. Do you stick to it?
Resources Mentioned in Video
Additional Resources

FAFSA

What is FAFSA?
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You complete this application to apply for financial aid grants, scholarships and loans.

You can apply for financial aid in 4 easy steps.

1. To apply or renew your annual FAFSA go to studentaid.gov
2. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to upload your tax information
3,. Answer state financial aid questions towards the end of the FAFSA application to receive NYS financial aid
 
FAFSA Checklist
[] Complete FAFSA
[] Check CUNYfirt To-Do List and Holds
[] Submit documents requested on CUNYfirst
[] Check your LaGuardia email
[] View your financial aid on CUNYFirst Student Center
 
Check out the Student Financial Services flyer and video below for more information:

MoneyBoss: Financial Planning for Career: Returning to College for Professional Growth

Ask Yourself ...
  1. What was your prime objective in pursuing a college degree?
  2. Did you do cost-benefit analysis before choosing your college and degree? If so, how and what process did you follow?
  3. Is there any requirement at your current workplace that you need a college degree to get promotion?
  4. Have you noticed at your workplace that other people got preference over you in promotion and responsibilities because they had a college degree?
Resources Mentioned in Video

MoneyBoss - Understanding Personal Fiscal Responsibility

More Financial Literacy Topics

Learn more in these presentations from LaGuardia's Student Financial Services:

MoneyBoss - Financial Literacy in Economic Uncertainty

Developing Financial Literacy

NOTE: This work is ideally completed in First Year Seminar.

In this section you will begin to explore financial planning and learn about financial literacy. Financial literacy is how to strategically manage your money and financial relationships with budgeting and credit today and in the future to live your aspirations. It includes the ability to make informed judgements and to make effective decisions in money management. As well as gaining awareness and knowledge about finances and changing behaviors.

Financial security is not a given. There may be times when circumstances cause you to be unemployed or underemployed. This workshop will teach you about economic trends and provide information about resources that are available to help you make ends meet.

For the digital module watch the video and answer the questions below.

Ask Yourself ...
  1. List all your expenses for one week. Look and see if there are any expenses that can be cut or reduced. What are ways you can change your spending habits?
  2. Educate yourself on credit. What are three reasons for which credit is checked?
Resources Mentioned in Video
Additional Resources

MoneyBoss - Savings

Developing Financial Literacy

NOTE: This work is ideally completed in First Year Seminar.

In this section you will begin to explore financial planning and learn about financial literacy. Financial literacy is how to strategically manage your money and financial relationships with budgeting and credit today and in the future to live your aspirations. It includes the ability to make informed judgements and to make effective decisions in money management. As well as gaining awareness and knowledge about finances and changing behaviors.

Creating a personal finance plan is a process that takes you through several topics. Working through and reflecting on each topic will help you to make a financial plan and increase the likelihood that you will be set up for the future.

Please start by working through the MoneyBoss Savings module. Watch the video and answer the questions below. Then reflect on your answers to write a personal plan.

Ask Yourself ...
  1. Write down three savings goals you have for your money. Try to include one short-term, one medium-term and one long-term savings goal. How much will you need to save and when will you need to have that money?
  2. What plan can you develop to work toward reaching your savings goals if you don’t already have one?
  3. What does “pay yourself first” mean?
Resources and Handouts

Campus Resources

Library Media Resources Center
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue, room E101
Long Island City, NY 11101
Email the Library