Boston Globe Features HUECU’s Student Financial Workshops

Yesterday’s Boston Globe featured an article on the Harvard University Employees Credit Union’s winter term student financial literacy workshops.  In a recent survey of Harvard students by the Credit Union, results found that only 10 percent had any formal financial education. To assist in closing the financial literacy gap for young adults, the Credit Union and alumni designed a three-day series of workshops on financial management, investments, credit scores, and taxes. 

Thomas Murphy, Director of Student Services at the Credit Union, and alumni, led the workshops where students collaborated on real-world exercises, such as budgeting to make the rent, and development of their own individual personal financial plans.

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