A personal finance game in financial education outreach

Like other colleges, Texas Tech understands that it’s important to introduce people to personal finance early in their lives. And Texas Tech also understands that it’s important to make personal finance fun, approachable and relevant.

College Financial Education Week

Red to Black is an outreach initiative of Texas Tech’s Personal Financial Planning group. This year Red to Black is celebrating its 7th annual Financial Education Week. The financial literacy week raises awareness about personal finance issues and offers fun, education opportunities for college students to partake in money management. The financial literacy outreach activities that are planned include:

Monday, March 26th
11 – 1Money Jump
11 – 1Information Booth
11 – 2Financial Check-up
Tuesday, March 27th
11 – noonMoney Habitudes (personal finance game)
11 – 1Money Wheel
11 – 1Information Booth
11 – 2Financial Check-up
4 – 5Increase Your Credit Score NOW!
Wednesday, March 28th
11 – noonMoney Habitudes (personal finance game)
11 – 1Decorate a Piggy Bank
11 – 1Information Booth
11 – 2Financial Check-up
4 – 5 Increase Your Credit Score NOW!
Thursday, March 29th
11 – 1Information Booth
11 – 2Financial Check-up
4 – 6Workshop : Change the Channel, Change Your Life!
Friday, March 30th
11 – 1Information Booth
11 – 2Financial Check-up

Colleges with student financial education clubs and peer financial counseling

The following are colleges and universities that have peer financial counseling and financial education programs similar to Red to Black.

A Personal Finance Game

personal financial literacy outreachMoney Habitudes is often used as a personal finance game. At least it’s often introduced or presented as a personal finance game or savings game. Why? Because people – including college students – don’t want to be bored.

It’s much more interesting and approachable to participate in a game versus just listening to a lecture. However, it’s more than a personal finance game. The interactive deck of cards is also a financial conversation starter, and helps people talk about money. Because it’s a money personality assessment, it helps people understand their saving and spending habits. This self-awareness then leads to other money management topics, such as handling student loans or budgeting.

Money Habitudes in College and Community College Financial Education Programs