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First annual TCU Money Week provides financial advice, guidance to students

The One Million Reasons program helps students prepare for the future by building financial literacy skills.

Students looking for financial aid and advice have a helpful week ahead of them.

TCU’s new financial literacy program, One Million Reasons, is holding its first annual TCU Money Week this week to provide financial advice and guidance to TCU students and faculty.

According to their website, OMR was started in Fall 2015 to “help students understand basic money management skills.”

This week, they are hosting many events, talks and workshops open for any TCU student or faculty member to attend.

OMR has already held three events including a one-on-one financial fitness coaching session, a philanthropy impact event called “Frog it Forward: Impact of Giving Back” and “$tart $mart,” a negotiations class for women.

The next event today is “The Curious Knight Life: Tiny Living. Big Savings.” Lindsay Knight, a tiny-house-dweller, will discuss how much money you can save when you live with minimal belongings. She will be speaking from 4-5 p.m. in Rees-Jones Hall 111.

You can find a list of Money Week’s events below and additional information here.


“Wheel of Fargo” (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., outside of the Mary Couts Burnett Library, BLUU 2nd floor) – Students can spin the Wheel of Fargo to learn financial advice and win prizes.

“Credit 101: Key Mistakes to Avoid” (12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Tucker 139) – Attendees will learn how to keep a healthy credit score.

“Entrepreneurship: Spend Less, Create More” (5 – 6 p.m., Rees-Jones Hall 111) – This interactive session will explain the process of starting a new venture, while sharing various prototyping techniques to save money along the way.


“Financial Flight: A Breakfast for Seniors” (9 – 10 a.m., Market Square private dining room) – This seniors-only session includes a breakfast with financial professionals who will share potential delays students may run into after graduation.

“Got Loans? How to Prepare” (3 – 4 p.m., Rees-Jones Hall 111) – Attendees will learn about three different types of loans as well smart ways to repay them.

“OMR Foundations Seminar: The Millionaire Millennial” (5 – 6:30 p.m., Rees-Jones Hall 111) – Students can learn the importance of saving money and investing early in their lives.


“Wheel of Fargo” (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., outside of the library, BLUU 2nd floor) – Students can spin the Wheel of Fargo to learn financial advice and win prizes.

“Financial Aid Meet & Greet” (1 – 3 p.m., Sadler 2008) – Students can stop by for snacks and to learn about financial aid as well enter into a raffle to earn prizes.


“Blue Zones Cooking Demo: Eating Healthy on a Budget” (12 – 1 p.m., library rooms 3181 and 3182) – A real chef will be presenting recipes on a budget for students to learn. Students will also be able to learn general healthy eating tips.

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