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Get Money Smart @ Lindenwood

Get Money Smart @ Lindenwood

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Engage yourself through Get Money Smart @ Lindenwood, a campus-wide financial and economic education initiative. The program equips students, faculty, staff, and friends of Lindenwood with common-sense principles and practices to take control of their finances and be responsible decision makers.  It focuses on the key pillars of budgeting, saving, investing, spending, borrowing, and planning.  Every Tuesday in April from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, dynamic speakers from Lindenwood will gather to discuss practice personal finance and how to use economic reasoning to make financially sound decisions.  For convenience, sessions will take place both virtually and in-person in Dunseth Auditorium in Harmon Hall.  Additional events and activities will enrich the learning experience.

Participating students can win worthwhile prizes like gift cards after each event.

Faculty and staff who register can earn professional development credit automatically from the Lindenwood Learning Academy.

Get Money Smart @ Lindenwood is part of the campus and community outreach of the Economic Education Center.

Please contact us if you are interested in supporting this annual initiative that will make a difference in the lives of many students.


2021 Get Money Smart Events

View our past presenters and their topics.

Financial Literacy Survey

Students, please take this short survey to help us assess financial literacy among Lindenwood students.


TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2022

Healthy and Wealthy Living

6 - 7 p.m. (CST)

Presenter: Dr. Barbara O’Neill, CEO of Money Talk

Barbara will share practical action steps for how to develop healthy and wealthy living. Explore the connections between financial fitness and mental and physical health. Discover ways to become – and stay – financially fit throughout your life.

This event is FREE, but registration is required.

REGISTER (In-Person or Virtual)


TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2022

Smart Saving

6 - 7 p.m. (CST)

Presenters: Dr. Grant Black, Associate Director of the Economic Education Center at Lindenwood

Most people wish they saved more but struggle to make it happen. In this session, discover practical strategies for becoming a better saver so your money can work for you. Explore why it’s important to save, how to set saving goals, effective strategies to save, tips for increasing your saving, where to save, and saving challenges that you can overcome.

This event is FREE, but registration is required.

REGISTER (In-Person or Virtual)


TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2022

What’s Your Financial Personality?

6 - 7 p.m. (CST)

Presenters: Dr. Rob Rodermund, Associate Professor of Finance at Lindenwood

You see a smoker puffing away on a cigarette and think “Don’t they know smoking will kill them?” Then you see a person who is overweight and wonder whether they realize that eating less and exercising more would help them lose weight. Here’s a clue: they know. There are more factors involved, including psychological factors, that impede their ability to stop smoking or lose weight. The same thing can be true of managing your money. In this session, explore some of the psychological and sociological factors that can make building your net worth easier or harder and help you get to know that side of yourself better.

This event is FREE, but registration is required.

REGISTER (In-Person or Virtual)


TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022

Managing Your Money

6 - 7 p.m. (CST)

Presenter: Rob Westervelt, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Lindenwood

Experience a family’s journey to become debt free and in control of their finances. Learn their practical money-management secrets, including how to pay off debts, how to track spending, live by a budget, increase net worth, manage investments, use electronic banking, and more. Discover how to transform your financial future and make financial wellbeing a reality for you.

This event is FREE, but registration is required.

REGISTER (In-Person or Virtual)

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