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Free OSU-Tulsa financial literacy workshops help both children and adults understand money

Published: Thursday, April 14, 2022

Oklahoma State University-Tulsa is helping both young people and adults become more financially literate with free “Money Matters” workshops on April 23 and April 30 at 10 a.m. in North Hall 150.

“Financial literacy isn’t always part of the curriculum for K-12 schools, but when you’re out in the real world you need to know how to manage personal finances,” said Alnetta Morris, community engagement coordinator at OSU-Tulsa. “We wanted to provide a series of free workshops where anyone can come and be educated and empowered to better handle their financial future.”

The first Money Matters workshop on April 2 drew more than 40 middle and high school students and included lessons on developing a savings plan, investments and financial responsibility.

The upcoming April 23 workshop is designed for elementary school students. This fun and interactive lesson will teach younger children the basic principles of money. Ramona Rogers, success coach and author of the children’s financial literacy book “Buck and Penny,” will facilitate the workshop. A continental breakfast will be provided.

The April 30 workshop is designed for adults and features Christopher Elmore, wealth manager with Smiley Elmore & Associates, as the presenter. Topics for this workshop include why credit matters, developing a spending and saving plan, understanding investments and recognizing financial responsibility.

Registration for the April 23 and April 30 workshops is required. For more information contact Alnetta Morris at 918-594-8305 or alnetta@okstate.edu.

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Media Contact: Aaron Campbell | 918-594-8046 | aaron.ross.campbell@okstate.edu