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Higher Education Professionals

Engage community college and university students in productive money conversations

Let’s face it, financial management courses can be boring. Money Habitudes allows staff and faculty to put the “fun” in money discussions with an activity that is non-threatening, engaging and insightful. With its game-like format and thought-provoking questions, Money Habitudes is routinely ranked as students’ favorite part of any money related class.

How Money Habitudes Can Help You

Boost Your Programming

Money Habitudes is flexible and can be used in diverse higher education settings. It can simply be an assignment in personal finance or business classes or an activity that is incorporated into the financial aid process, freshman orientation exercises, peer-to-peer mentoring lessons, financial wellness programs and more.

Make Learning Interactive

Created as a hands-on, fun card game-like activity and now also available online, Money Habitudes is the perfect icebreaker to get your students laughing, talking, sharing and interacting with each other — a win-win for you and your students. A welcome break from PowerPoint and lectures.

Make the Connection Between Money and Career Choices

Money Habitudes is an invaluable way for students to learn how their money personality can influence their career choices and the potential success of entrepreneurial endeavors. It is also an excellent assignment as part of the coursework for students intending to work in a financial field or the counseling profession. It quickly helps them identify their own biases and become more open and empathetic when working with clients with different perspectives.

Promote Peer-to-Peer Education

Give your students a turn at teaching. Money Habitudes is so user-friendly, student mentors can easily be trained to use them with their peers. Research has shown that teaching is the best way to learn, so the student mentors gain while help others. It’s the fun and effective way to start the conversation before teaching budgeting and other skills.

Michael Thomas, Ph.D.

Lecturer, University of Georgia

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What Others are Saying

Money Habitudes In The News

Financial Coaching Training Curricula: Field Inventory and Summary Brief

Student Financial Literacy: Campus-Based Program Development 2012 Edition by Dorothy B. Durban and Sonya L. Britt, Editors

This card-style, game-like tool aids people in understanding their habits and attitudes towards money. It also highlights the how, when, and why people use money, especially concerning saving and spending.

Money Avoider? Giver? What’s Your Money Personality, Kathy Sweedler, University of Illinois Extension

Money and the holidays. For some of us, we happily swing into the spending mode. I look forward to the excuse to buy people gifts and spend money on treats. Each store I walk into is full of tempting, fun, creative, and exciting things all waiting for me! One of my strong money personalities is “giving” and this is my season.

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