We recently went out to test your financial literacy knowledge: The answers might surprise you!



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Welcome to the MoneySmart Lakers website! Our goal is to provide you with the tools and resources to help  you understand your finances, and to help develop or define your money management skills.

If you aren't sure where to start, we recommend that you look in the left navigation of the page to see the various topics. When you click on the topics, you will be able to learn about each topic in more detail.


Take charge of your money by learning more about . . .

  • Managing your Money is easier when you have a plan. “Budgeting” does not have to be a dirty word!
  • Credit is just as important as your academic GPA. Think of your score as your “financial” GPA. The higher the score, the better.
  • Credit Cards & Loans can help build a good credit history. They are convenient, but are not a source of additional income. Learn to borrow wisely!
  • Insurance is important and can provide vital protection during years when you cannot.
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FAFSA questions and answers from the U.S. Department of Education's Homeroom blog.

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With help from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), financial literacy information  is now available for Grand Valley students.

Next Steps

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Schedule a FREE, confidential counseling appointment TODAY! 

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Request a seminar for your office, student organization, or next event. Learn more about the various MoneySmart Topics!



Page last modified September 18, 2013