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Money Smart Week

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April 8 - 11, 2024

This week-long event aims to help participants build their financial literacy.  Join us for virtual and in-person sessions to learn how to better manage your money and navigate your personal finances. 

Free and open to students, students’ friends and family, faculty, and staff. 


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Ask a Banker & College Resources Tabling Event | Tuesday, April 9

Lake Worth Campus, Cafeteria Breezeway | 12:00-2:00p | Link

Loxahatchee Groves Campus, Main Hallway | 10:00a-2:00p | Link

Meet with staff from local banks and credit unions at our “Ask a Banker” tables.  Palm Beach State representatives will be there to share financial aid information, scholarship opportunities, tutoring resources, library information, college programming, transfer support, and other cost-saving tips and resources to help you in college and beyond.  Also on display will be student artwork depicting tips to conserve resources and money.

 

Money Smart Week 2024 Sessions and Events

Come join the fun and build your financial literacy at in-person and virtual events

Please note: This content is for informational purposes and is general in nature; as such, it is not a substitute for professional financial services.  Consult with a professional aware of your objectives, financial situation and needs when making financial decisions.

Presentation and event information for Monday, April 8, 2024
Time Location/Registration Link Presentation Description Presenter
11:00am-12:20pm

 

In Person and Virtual Event


BR118
Palm Beach Gardens Campus
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Register to attend in person

Virtual Link

FAFSA FAQs Lunch and Learn

Join Financial Aid Manager Felicia Phair for this Student Activities-hosted lunch to learn:

  • Why it's important to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) early
  • What award year to complete (2023-2024 or 2024-2025)
  • What information you will need to complete the FAFSA
  • What new terminology you need to know for the 2024-2025 FAFSA

Lunch will be provided to in-person attendees, co-hosted with Gardens Student Activities

Felicia Phair, Financial Aid Manager

12:00-1:00 pm

Virtual Event

Register

Career Fair Success Strategies

Learn valuable tips and tricks to succeed at a Career Fair.

Palm Beach State's Spring 2024 Career Fair will be held Tuesday, April 9, at the Lake Worth campus

Palm Beach State Career Center

 

Presentation and event information for Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Time Location/Registration Link Presentation Description Presenter(s)
10:00am-2:00pm

LGA Main Hallway,
Loxahatchee Groves campus

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More Information

"Ask a Banker" and College Resources Tabling Event

Visit us in the main hallway of the LGA building to meet with staff from local banks during our "Ask a Banker" tabling event.  Find information about financial aid, scholarship opportunities, tutoring resources, library information, and other cost-saving tips and resources to help you in college and beyond.  On display will be student artwork depicting tips to conserve resources and money.

Loxahatchee Groves Student Activities

10-11am

Virtual Event
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FAFSA Workshop

This workshop will discuss the process of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Palm Beach State Financial Aid

11:30am-12:30pm

Virtual Event

Virtual Link

Relevance of Culture in Personal and Business Finances

The biggest learning opportunity for an immigrant in the USA is understanding the best practices in handling finances.

During this virtual session, we will uncover the importance of the cultural element, and learn some actionable ideas on improving our finances.

Yulimar Trumbo, Hispanic Entrepreneur Initiative

12:00-2:00pm

Cafeteria/SAC Breezeway
Lake Worth campus

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More information

"Ask a Banker" and College Resources Tabling Event

Visit us on your way to the cafeteria to meet with staff from local banks and credit unions at our “Ask a Banker” tables. Palm Beach State representatives will be there to share financial aid information, scholarship opportunities, tutoring resources, library information, college programming, transfer support, and other cost-saving tips and resources to help you in college and beyond.  On display will be student artwork depicting tips to conserve resources and money.

College Affordability Taskforce & Friends
12:00-4:00pm

In Person

PSD108
Lake Worth Campus
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RSVP

Spring 2024 Collegewide Career Fair

Recruitment event connecting 40 employers promoting full-time, part-time jobs and internships with PBSC students, graduates, and the public.

Palm Beach State Career Center
12:30-1:30pm

 In Person

LGA 139
Loxahatchee Groves Campus
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RSVP

 Loxahatchee Groves Money Smart Week

Learn some tips and tricks to help students like you make better financial decisions in your daily lives.

Join bank branches in the hallway for information and a presentation with giveaways in LGA139!  

 Loxahatchee Groves Student Activities

Presentation and event information for Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Time Location/Registration Link Presentation Description Presenter
11:30am-12:30pm

In Person and Virtual Event

CRA 101
Lake Worth Campus
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Virtual Link

Realizing our Visions: From Student to Small Business Owner

Join current and former Palm Beach State Business Bachelor's program students as they share their experiences starting their own businesses. This panel discussion will be moderated by Bachelor’s Program professor Dr. George Charles and will include a live question-and-answer component.

Dr. George Charles, Professor II

12:00-1:00pm

Virtual Event

RSVP

Pathway to Success Workshop

Discover your career pathway options at PBSC and learn the many benefits of choosing a pathway!

 

Palm Beach State Career Center

Presentation and event information for Thursday, April 11, 2024
Time Location/Registration Link Presentation Description Presenter
11:00am-12:00pm

In Person and Virtual Event

TC213 - CTLE
Lake Worth Campus
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Virtual Registration

 VISTA at Money Smart Week: Empowering Faculty to Support Students' Financial Wellness

This event is designed for PBSC part-time and full-time faculty.

Join us to learn more about a grant-funded faculty development opportunity. This session will provide you with ideas and resources to empower you to better support your students' financial wellbeing and overall student success journey at PBSC.

 Lisa Walther, Alia Juman, and Professor Shivangi Prasad

12:00-1:00pm

 Virtual Event

RSVP

Choosing Majors & Careers Workshop

Discover PBSC tools & resources to help you choose a college major or career field. 

Palm Beach State Career Center

3:00-4:00pm

Virtual Event

RSVP

FAFSA Workshop

This workshop will discuss the process of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 Palm Beach State Financial Aid

 
Recording Link Presentation Description Presenter

Watch

How to Put Money W.O.E.S. (Wise Options for Economic Success) to Work

Learn how to put money to work using a Blues music analogy. 

Professor Lawanna McCoy

Spring 2023

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Scholarships 101

Whether you’re still in high school, just graduated, or already at college, you’ve definitely heard the word “scholarships” thrown around constantly. But, what is a scholarship, exactly? What types of scholarships are right for me? Do I need a scholarship to apply to college? And how do I get the scholarship I’m looking for? 

Join Financial Aid representative Ashley Cadena to learn how to search for scholarships and submit a successful application

 

Palm Beach State Financial Aid

Spring 2023

Watch

More Than Books: Free Stuff You Can Get from Libraries 

John Librarian and Professor Janet Naughton to learn all the resources available at our Palm Beach State, County, and Municipal libraries.

Janet Naughton, Faculty Librarian

Spring 2023

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Saving/Budgeting

Join JP Morgan Chase Community Manager Debbie Rahamim to lean how to budget and save towards your goals.  This workshop is targeted for young adults looking to begin their financial journey, but the content is relevant to all!

 

JP Morgan Chase 

Spring 2023

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The Housing Affordability Crisis in South Florida: A Panel Discussion on its Impact and the Economic Landscape 

This forum will discuss the most salient issues impacting affordable housing nationwide and its implications for families in South Florida. Hear from community experts who grapple with these issues as they evaluate possible solutions. In addition to the panel discussion, a list of resources will be available on our website.

District Diversity Council  

Spring 2022

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Navigating Economic Challenges 

The aim of this presentation is to increase awareness of the economic realities students face, reinforce and build students’ financial literacy, and inspire students to advocate for themselves and others. 

PBSC Alumni Patricia Medina and Brad Williamson and PBSC Professor Dr. Chandra, who will share their personal experiences navigating the financial situations they faced in their own successful careers.

Professor S. Chandramohan, Palm Beach State 

Bradley Williamson, PBSC Alumnus 

Patricia Medina, Esq., PBSC Alumnus 

Spring 2022

Watch Part 2

What’s Your Money Habitude? 

Do you know your money habitude? Prof. Ann McLaughlin will host an interactive discussion on the money habitudes. You will discover your habit while employing tips to make better financial decisions. 

Professor Ann McLaughlin, EA, MBA, MAcc 

Spring 2022

Scholarships 101: Funding Your Future 

Whether you’re still in high school, just graduated, or already at college, you’ve definitely heard the word “scholarships” thrown around constantly. But, what is a scholarship, exactly? What types of scholarships are right for me? Do I need a scholarship to apply to college? And how do I get the scholarship I’m looking for? 

Join Financial Aid representative Ashley Cadena and SLC Learning Specialist Marc Fedderman to learn how to search for scholarships, submit a successful application, and write a stellar personal statement.  

Topics covered: 

1. Scholarship Basics 

2. Applying for Scholarships 

3 Writing a Powerful Personal Statement 

4. Congratulations you have been awarded! What Next? 

Financial Aid and Student Learning Center 

Spring 2022

Introduction to Investing and Personal Finance  

Learn about setting financial goals, the importance of credit, good vs bad debt, spending best practices,  and how to begin investing for your future. Ask a Wealth Management/Investment specialist any questions you may have. 

JP Morgan Chase 

Spring 2022

Low Cost/No Cost: A Discussion on Affordable Course Materials 

The rising costs of textbooks effects everyone. Join PBSC faculty to learn more about open educational resources and discuss the movement to create more affordable and accessible course materials. 

College Affordability Task Force 

Spring 2022

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Realize Your Dream: Steps to Starting a Small Business in Florida 

There are many good reasons to start a business in Florida. The state’s government keeps regulatory requirements and business taxes low. There is no personal income, capital gains, or death taxes. While Florida is a great place to start a business, the process can be time-consuming. This presentation outlines the most common steps for new businesses in Florida. While these are the most common steps to take, if you are considering opening a new business, you should consult your legal and financial advisors to guide you through the process.

Professor George Charles 

Spring 2022

Watch

Relevance of Culture in Personal and Business Finances 

The biggest learning opportunity for an immigrant in the USA is understanding the best practices in handling finances. 

During this session, we will uncover the importance of the Cultural element, and learn some actionable ideas on improving our finances. 

Hispanic Entrepreneur Initiative 

Spring 2022

Watch

Social Security: Understanding Retirement, Spouse and Survivor Benefits 

Social Security touches the lives of every American and is a vital part of any financial plan. Securing today and tomorrow starts with being informed.  In this session, you will: 

- Learn the entitlement factors for retirement, spouse, ex-spouse, and survivor benefits.  

- Gain an understanding of the options to start benefits at various ages and the effect of wages on them.  

- Expand your knowledge of Social Security’s online tools and resources. 

Social Security Administration 

(A National Money Smart Week Hosted Event)

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Purchasing a Home 101 

Learn the important steps needed to build towards home ownership. Reasons for home ownership, how your credit will affect your loan, types of mortgages, and much more. Also learn about special program Chase has to assist with home buying. You will also be able to ask questions of the 2 home lending experts. 

JP Morgan Chase 

Spring 2022

Watch

Creating Your Financial Foundation: Budgeting, Saving and Credit — Where Do I Start? 

Managing your budget can help you cover expenses with less stress, more easily pay down longer-term debt like a school loan or mortgage, and save for future financial goals. If you’re one of the 38% of Americans who don’t have a budget – or you just haven’t looked at yours in a while – this workshop has strategies that can work for you.  Learn how to find a budgeting tool you like, integrate savings into your budget, maximize your 401(k) and borrow responsibly.  

PNC Bank 

Spring 2022

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Becoming a Business Owner & Maintaining a Small Business  

Learn about becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business. Things to consider and steps to take. Also, learn about JPMorgan Chase’s program for existing businesses. Or ask a small business banker any questions you may have.  

JP Morgan Chase 

Spring 2022

 

Personal Finance & Financial Literacy Learning Path

LinkedIn Learning Path

Complete this 3.5 hour learning path in LinkedIn Learning to boost your financial literacy. Students who complete this path by July 31, 2024, will be entered into a drawing for $100 in bookstore gift cards.

Learning Path Topics:

  • The Five-step Guide to Mastering Your Money
  • Managing Your Personal Finances
  • Build Your Financial Literacy
  • Recovering from a Financial Setback

New to LinkedIn Learning? Visit the PBSC LinkedIn Learning page to learn more and make your own account. 

Already have a LinkedIn account? Access the Personal Finance & Financial Literacy Learning Path 

If you have any trouble accessing the Learning Path, please contact Librarian Danielle Campbell at campbeld@palmbeachstate.edu

 

Scholarship and Financial Aid Workshops

Complete the Foundation Scholarship Application 

PBSC's Office of Financial Aid and Student Learning Centers offer free Scholarship Essay Workshops and FAFSA Workshops. Learn More

 

Library Resources

Visit the Money Smart Week Library Guide for a curated list of financial literacy boosting resources available through our libraries.   Learn more

 

PNC Bank Resources and My Finance Academy

Visit PNC Bank's Palm Beach State College resource page to access My Finance Academy financial education resources.   Learn more

 

Palm Beach County Housing Resources

Visit the Housing Resources in Palm Beach County Guide for a list of county and state assistance programs.   Learn more

 

College Affordability Resources

Visit the College Affordability webpage for money saving resources at Palm Beach State.

 

College Affordability Task Force

Money Smart Week is a College Affordability Task Force initiative in collaboration with: 

Palm Beach State Partners

 

Community Partners

Hispanic Entrepreneur Initiative

Palm Beach County Library System

 

 

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Career Source Palm Beach County

 

 

Financial Partners

PNC Bank

Chase Bank

 

iTHINK Financial

 

 

Bank of America

 

 

 

 

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