Financial 4.0 Celebrates Five Years of Financial Programming for MSU Students
MSU Federal Credit Union is excited for Financial 4.0 to enter its fifth year on campus at Michigan State University.
The Financial 4.0 program creates a combined digital and in-person financial education experience tailored to college students at MSU. Although the program is largely designed with college students in mind, anyone looking for tools to better understand personal finance will find helpful resources within Financial 4.0’s free workshops and digital platforms.
On the digital front, the Financial 4.0 for MSU mobile app features weekly financial tips, articles, infographics, and videos on a variety of relevant and frequently-updated financial topics. The app also offers a quiz section where users can test their knowledge and occasionally win prizes. Several free financial tools are offered as well, including a budget tracker, financial calculators, and the ability to submit questions for unbiased answers from financial experts. If you prefer a web version, you can find it at financial40.org.
Financial 4.0 also supports hands-on education each semester through a series of workshops on campus in the residence halls and in the MSU Union. Students can register to attend programs on budgeting, credit, identity theft, and investing, here: financial40.org/financial40/events.
“The Credit Union and our Financial Education team are passionate about providing tools and resources in our community that empower people to achieve their financial goals,” said Ian, a Financial Educator. “College is a pivotal time for students to learn the financial skills they need to be successful as they pursue their careers and build their futures. The Financial 4.0 program allows students to practice and build on these skills in a low-pressure environment through a combination of online and in-person education.”
In 2018, MSUFCU Financial Educators provided 798 in-person presentations in Michigan with 20,921 attendees and received state-level awards for adult and youth financial education from the Michigan Credit Union League. Additionally, the Financial Education team received national recognition by the National Youth Involvement Board for having the second highest number of individuals reached and number of presentations given by a team nationwide in 2018-2019 for credit unions with over $1 billion in assets. The Credit Union looks forward to continuing to expand its financial education outreach during the 2019-2020 academic year.