Welcome to Manoa Newsletter

Summer Newsletter 2015 individual pages_Page_1Welcome to Manoa! At the beginning of each semester is a great time to ensure you are financially fit for the upcoming year. Take a few minutes to read our newsletter full of tips for you. Some of the exciting tips will help you to find the right financial institution, create a realistic budget, identify expenses to reduce with the least pain and how to build good credit.

ABC’s of Credit

2015 ABC's of credit

Join the UHM Financial Literacy Peer Educators as they share the ABC’s of Credit.

Learn what “credit” really is? What does your credit report tell your creditors, even potential employers, and why does it matter? Find out how to ensure that you build or maintain a good credit score., how to get your credit lines back under your control, and where to find help. While every credit situation is unique, The ABC’s of Credit will provide you with a foundation of knowledge so that you can take control of one of your most important financial assets – your credit worthiness.

Click here or on the flyer to register.

Looking for 2015-2016 Financial Literacy Peer Educators

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Financial Literacy Program is currently accepting applications for 2015- 2016 Financial Literacy Peer Educators.

What a Financial Literacy Peer Educator does:

Financial Literacy Peer Educators will work directly with students to help them understand important concepts of financial wellness and provide them with practical resources and educational opportunities to help them make informed, healthy financial decisions during their college career and beyond.

Why should YOU become a Financial Literacy Peer Educator?

  • Improve your own money management skills
  • Earn a stipend starting from $4,000 up to 6,000 for 2015-2016
  • Develop strong professional leadership skills
  • Enhance your public speaking abilities and facilitation skills
  • Network with students, faculty & staff, community leaders and industry professionals
  • Create fun activities for your campus community
  • Make a lifetime impact on your peers and university community

Qualifications to be a Financial Literacy Peer Educator:

  • Be an undergraduate student enrolled (or will be) in the Fall 2015 semester
  • Have earned at least 12 credits at UH Manoa
  • Be able to attend the entire summer training program
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Be able to take initiative, are reliable and self-motivated
  • Have good humor, flexibility, patience and can exercise mature judgement
  • Are willing to commit to one year of service as a Financial Literacy Peer Educator
    • Commit either 85, 130 or 170 hours per semester, stipend amounts varied according to time commitment

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015 AT 11:59 P.M.

 To apply or for more information go to:

STAR Scholarships

Keyword search: Financial Literacy

 

 

Financing Your Graduate Education Series

Are you considering attending graduate school in the future? A graduate degree is a great investment in your future and can lead to higher lifetime earnings than someone without a graduate degree. But before you submit your application you should really ask yourself:

  • How much does your chosen graduate program cost?
  • How you will pay for your graduate degree?
  • How do different funding options affect me and my future?

Free Tax Preparation for UH Manoa Students

VITA Clinics Flyer Landscape 2.12.2015

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Financial Literacy Program and ASUH are excited to offer a total of 10 free tax preparation clinics to be held on our campus this tax season.

Our student volunteers have been trained and certified to provide free tax help for low to moderate-income (generally $53,000 or less) taxpayers who need assistance with preparing their 2014 federal and Hawaii tax returns. Our site will not prepare taxes for returns with business and rental income, complex investments and international taxpayers.

Walk ins are accepted but appointments are highly encouraged.

Schedule an Appointment Here

Thursday Clinics Held at Krauss 114

Saturday February 21, 2015 clinic at Krauss 114

Saturday February 28 and March 7, 2015 at Shidler BusAd E-101

Spooky Finances

Join us as we talk about Spooky Finances, specifically about identity theft.  RSVP required by October 27, 2014.

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