Falvey Memorial Library is proud to announce its participation in this year’s Money Smart Week! Money Smart Week (April 5-12), created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, is a public awareness campaign to promote financial literacy. In collaboration with the American Library Association, Money Smart Week @ your library brings financial programming to library communities. Read on for Money Smart Week @ Falvey Memorial Library event details and to find some great resources to help you be money smart!
Moving to the City
A VU Seniors Alumni 101 Event
Monday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.
Learn what it takes to move to, live and survive in cities like Manhattan, Washington and Philadelphia after graduation. After a brief presentation about the ins and outs of real estate, Alumni Chapter volunteers from these cities will share their personal advice and answer questions about life in the city.
Apartment Hunting Tips from the NYC Affordable Housing Resource Center
Eating Well on a Budget
Co-sponsored by Villanova Dining Services and VU Seniors
Tuesday, April 8, 1:00 p.m.
Falvey Memorial Library 205
Villanova Dining Services’ Alicia Farrow and Gail Mitchell will offer tips on food budgeting, shopping, preparation and eating well on campus. They will focus on getting the greatest nutrition for your dollar by suggesting healthy, palate-satisfying choices as alternatives to cheap, packaged food. A light lunch will be served on a first-come basis.
Villanova Dining Services Nutritional Information
Find nutrition resources, recipes, vegetarian options and other thought-provoking information.
Healthy Eating on a Budget
Useful tips from ChooseMyPlate.gov.
Managing/Repaying Student Loans
Tuesday, April 8, 4:00 p.m.
Falvey Memorial Library Room 205
In this session, Melissa Hannum and Heather Rosenstein, representatives from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), will review various resources available to assist borrowers as they enter loan repayment.
YouCanDealWithIt.com provides practical and easy-to-understand advice on how to deal with common financial situations facing today’s college students and recent graduates.
Money Matters When Looking for an Apartment and Signing a Lease Wednesday, April 9th, 4:30 p.m.
Falvey Memorial Library Room 204
Kathy Byrnes, Office of Student Life, will unpack the issues that come with off-campus living. She will discuss start-up expenses, financial elements of renting, household budgeting and protecting your security deposit.
Renting a Home or Apartment: Leases and Security Deposits from the Pennsylvania attorney general
Renting a Home or Apartment from USA.gov
Career Center Senior Hours: Market Yourself in the Career Center A VU Seniors Alumni 101 Week Event
Wednesday, April 9, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Career Center, Garey Hall
Visit the Career Center for the special senior hours to market yourself into that first job after graduation. Learn how to connect with key alumni, put the finishing touches on your resume and cover letter, and learn helpful tips on how to succeed in your upcoming job interviews. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the Career Center for professional advice and some free refreshments and snacks provided by the VU Seniors Committee.
Portal to job postings and on campus recruiting.
More resources for making money smart decisions:
Take your Wildcard and ask for a student discount at many cultural institutions.
Falvey Memorial Library’s books on personal finance.
A product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is working to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans.
See the Money Smart Week Resources page for even more great resources!
Article and resources by Kristyna Carroll, research support librarian for Business and Social Sciences. Photo by Alice Bampton.
Our Dig Deeper series features links to Falvey Memorial Library resources curated and provided by a librarian specializing in the subject, to allow you to enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of seasonal occasions and events held here at the Library. Don’t hesitate to ‘ask us!’ if you’d like to take the excavation even further. And visit our Events listings for more exciting upcoming speakers, lectures and workshops!