Money smart workshops held at UH Manoa: UH News

April 10, 2012 | UH News

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Financial Literacy Program presents a three-part Money $mart Workshop–Version 1.0 in April. This series, in collaboration with American Savings Bank, is part of Financial Literacy Month and will stress the basics of personal finance, financial management and banking to become money smart.

The free programs will be on April 12, April 19 and April 26, 4:30–6 p.m. in Kuykendall Hall, room 307. Seating is limited and advance registration is recommended.

Sessions will cover cash flow management, credit, debt management and credit cards. The workshops will present insights and personal tips on money management from industry professionals. Workshop attendees are eligible for free prizes and giveaways.

These workshops are strictly educational and are not part of any sales activity.

Workshop Schedule

  • Thursday, April 12—Cash Flow Management
  • Thursday, April 19—Credit Management
  • Thursday, April 26—Debt Management and Credit Cards

Register by email

For more information, contact Stacy Miyashiro, (808) 956-6572.

UH Saves Day offers financial information: UH News

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will host the third annual UH Saves Day, February 22 and 23. The event features educational workshops, exhibits, lectures and a game show competition testing student teams on financial concepts. UH Saves Day is part of the national America Saves Week campaign.

Arkadi Kuhlmann holds a public lecture at UH Saves Day event

Event Schedule

A highlight of the two-day celebration is a public lecture by Arkadi Kuhlmann, the founder and CEO of ING Direct USA, on Wednesday, February 22, 5:30 p.m. at Shidler College of Business, room A101. The lecture, When All Else Fails Rock Then Roll, is free and open to the public. Reserve a seat.

On Thursday, February 23, the event continues from 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at Campus Center with exhibits featuring financial institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Educational workshops

  • Smart Money Management—10:30 a.m.
  • The Wise Use of Credit—11:00 a.m.
  • Financing Graduate Education—11:00 a.m.
  • Investment Strategies for a Changing World—noon

Attendees are also eligible to participate in a scavenger hunt from 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at Campus Center by attending one workshop and visiting at least three exhibitors.

A LifeSmarts Challenge will be held on Thursday, February 23, in the Hale Aloha Cafeteria from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Student teams will compete for scholarships and audience members are eligible for prizes.


Exhibitors include American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawaiʻi, UH Federal Credit Union, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union, ING Direct Bank, various State of Hawaiʻi Departments, UH Mānoa Career Services, AARP Hawaiʻi, Better Business Bureau Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Homeownership Center, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawaiʻi, FDIC, Internal Revenue Service, Financial Aid Services, UH Mānoa Student Parents at Mānoa and America Saves.

Event Sponsors

UH Saves Day is sponsored by the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Cooperative Extension Service, Campus Center Board, Office of Undergraduate Education, Office of Financial Aid Services, Student Life and Development, Shidler College of Business and the Diversity and Equity Initiative.

Financial knowledge is power – Ka Leo

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Jane Paik Contributing Writer | Financial knowledge is power – Ka Leo (University of Hawaii): News.

Nicholas smith / Ka Leo O Hawai‘i

With student debt rising and joblessness high in Hawai‘i, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will be joining in America Saves Week to promote financial literacy among students and faculty. The third annual UH Saves Day will provide what program coordinator Stacy-Ann Miyashiro said she believes is “timely and relevant information.”


The first part of the event will feature a lecture by Arkadi Kuhlmann, the CEO of ING Direct. Kuhlmann recently received the Council for Economic Education’s Visionary Award “For lifelong advocacy on teaching adults and children about responsible money behavior.”

WHAT: “When All Else Fails Rock Then Roll”

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 2; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Shidler College of Business A101

COST: Free, but seating is limited; to reserve a seat


The second part will have workshops and exhibits. Workshops will cover smart money management, financing a graduate education, wise usage of credit and investment strategies for current society. The exhibits, which will also answer questions about finances, include major local banks, the Better Business Bureau of Hawai‘i, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Hawai‘i Home Ownership Center, and many others.

 WHAT: Financial literacy expo

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 23; next line 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Campus Center

COST: Free

With student debt rising and joblessness high in Hawai‘i, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will be joining in America Saves Week to promote financial literacy among students and faculty.