Mar 11, 2022 • 1HR 2M

Financial Literacy: The Overlooked Competency

With Babson Financial Literacy Project team: Robin Kahn & Jennifer Bethel

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Dr. Laura De Veau
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College is often the first time in a person’s life when money management skills are needed. But, most young adults do not receive “Financial Literacy'' education and are left to their own devices to make financial decisions. Many overspend, take on too much debt, and don’t think about planning for the future. While there is no shortage of online personal finance content, many young adults are not aware of their knowledge gaps or motivated to learn independently. The Babson Financial Literacy Project (BFLP) is a not-for-profit program that prepares young adults to manage their financial futures.

On this replay of “Office Hours with Dr. De Veau”, we were joined by BFLP Program Director, Robin Kahn, and Babson College faculty member, Jennifer Bethel to tell us more about the program. 

Show Notes:

TODAY! Friday, March 11 at 12Noon  join us for a special episode of "Office Hours with Dr. De Veau" when we bring together Higher Education professionals from a diversity of campus sizes and types including: Northeastern University, Champlain College, and the University of Maine for broad insight into the work being done to support Ukrainian and Russian community members on their campuses. Students, Faculty and Staff with Roots to these countries as well as our broader community are feeling the impact in so many ways. Join us Today - at 12Noon

March 16th, “Reimagining Residence Life” with Dr. Cissy Petty, VP for Student Affairs and her team from the Office of Residence Life. Resident Assistants have been the front line for Residence Life for Generations. In the fall of 2021, George Washington University in Washington, DC launched their new residence life staffing model, where RAs were no longer part of the equation. What gave the GW team the will to take on this behemoth in the tradition of student affairs, and what has the first semester of the new program taught them? Wednesday, March 16 at 12Noon ET