CU-Boulder to host Money Smart Week to help students be ‘financially fearless’

April 16, 2014 •

The University of Colorado Boulder’s financial education program, CU Money Sense, will host Money Smart Week 2014 on April 21-24 to help celebrate National Financial Literacy Month.

Guest speakers from Elevations Credit Union, Wells Fargo bank, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the CU-Boulder Office of Financial Aid and the Office of International Education, as well as a dietician and a certified public accountant will give free personal finance workshops specifically designed for CU-Boulder students throughout the four-day event. Any student planning to attend should visit to register and to see the complete schedule.

Workshops being offered include:

--Salary Negotiations: What Are You Worth?
--Got Student Loans?
--Life and Money After College
--Financial Strategies for Studying Abroad
--Why College Students are the Top Target for Identity Theft
--Car Buying
--Home Buying

“We want students to take advantage of these workshops to become more informed about their personal finances in a fun and interactive way,” said Niomi Williams, associate program director of CU Money Sense. “These workshops and experts are being offered at no charge to students. Normally, you would have to pay for this kind of education. Learning to manage their money better now will help students so much once they’ve graduated.”

Nearly all of the workshops for Money Smart Week will take place in the University Memorial Center. Door prizes and giveaways will be handed out at every workshop.

On Thursday, April 24, Money Smart Week will conclude with a fun “Closing CereMoney.” Each attendee will receive a goody bag. This event will include a panel discussion, free food, financial resources, door prizes and giveaways.

“We really hope students will bring their friends and attend our Money Smart Week ‘Closing CereMoney.’ It will be a fun and educational evening designed to make students feel better about financial mistakes that we all sometimes make in our lives,” said Williams.

Students are encouraged to attend as many free workshops as possible during the week. The workshops are offered at varying times to accommodate students’ schedules.

For more information, including a full schedule, visit

Niomi Williams, CU Money Sense, 303-492-0726    
Greg Swenson, CU media relations, 303-492-3113