Join us for a night of Financial Literacy; students and parents are welcome! Tigard High School is hosting a Finance Night - Come Inve$t in Your$elf!
We will be hosting Scott Glasgow from FinMango.org and Financial Beginnings Oregon (finbegor.org) will be hosting three different breakout sessions: Budgeting, Credit, and Financing College. Finally, Mango Bob will be hosting a group session on Investing.
There will be a raffle with prizes of gift cards from local businesses, dinner provided from Panda Express, a free book for all attendees, and local banks and credit unions who will be providing information to attendees on different types of accounts available for students and parents.
**Please RSVP if you are planning on attending. Tickets are free, but we do need to know how many people will be attending for food and raffle prizes**
Evening Schedule5:45-6:30 booths and dinner6:30-6:50 Scott Glasgow speaking and getting them interested in being financially sound7:00-7:50 breakout sessions on
8:00-8:45 Mango Bob - Investing8:45-9:00 Questions of Mango Bobgive out books/handouts/last few raffle prizes and dismiss
Breakout Session Options & Objectives
Budgeting is the foundation of personal financial planning. Budgeting allows us to manage our money by tracking our income and expenses. Since every person is different it is important to know how to create a budget that can be used for our own specific needs.
Understand the primary components of a budget and how one can be created/ maintained
Understand the different types of income and how taxes apply
Understand how to budget for expenses and the difference between variable and fixed expenses
Understand how short-term and long-term financial goals are set and utilized
Learn tips to keeping your budget relevant
In today’s economic society it would be rare to not use credit to pay for things such as online or large purchases, car repairs or in emergency situation. Credit can be an overwhelming topic, but understanding credit is critical in responsible management of one’s finances. Armed with a few key concepts, however, students can successfully manage their credit in a proactive way.
Understand what credit is, how it works and why you need it
Understand the different ways of establishing credit
Learn your responsibilities as a borrower
Understand how to monitor credit using a credit report and credit score
Understand loans and credit cards and how to borrow responsibly
Financing College – Students explore the different options available to pay for college; review available college loans and how interest accumulation and payback options vary; and learn the basics of a FAFSA and where to access additional support in completing an application