Financial Basics makes it easy to give your first-year students a solid foundation in basic financial management.
Financial Basics is appropriate for both four-year and community college students. Upon completing the course, each student will have set short and long-term financial goals, created a monthly budget, and passed a quiz on nearly twenty essential financial concepts.
Each student completing their course also receives a verifiable completion certificate.
Financial Basics includes the following topics:
A brief introduction to Financial Basics goals and resources.
How the concept of financial health can guide your financial behaviors.
Creating a monthly budget helps to clarify your spending priorities.
Easy to follow suggestions for sticking to a monthly spending plan.
The importance of choosing the right financial institution for your needs.
Checking and savings accounts strategies for minimizing fees.
Pros and cons of credit and debit cards. When to use each for maximum consumer protection.
Online and offline account management strategies for checking and savings.
Understanding how credit works and how to get a free credit report.
The special challenges for students with credit cards, including the minimum payment trap.
The decisions and behaviors that can lead to improved credit scores.
Understanding identity theft and steps you can take to prevent it.
How to spot the stages of a chronic debt problem and where to get help.
Designed for use with campus-wide implementations, our administrative tools offer both aggregate and student-specific data reports. Through your administrative control panel, you can:
College administrators access their Financial Basics control panel through their CFNC.org accounts. If you previously had access to either Financial Literacy 101 or Advanced Money Management, your account is already set up!
To open a new administrative account, please contact your school's CFNC.org representative.
Financial Basics is a free service offered by CFNC.org. All colleges and students in North Carolina are eligible to participate!
Please contact your school's CFNC.org representative to set up an administrative account.