Money Talks Program

Money Talks is an 18-month program for 9th-12th grade students in rural Union County, Arkansas, which will be held at the Mahony Family Library, located on South Arkansas Community College’s (SouthArk) West Campus. Beginning in September 2023 through December 2024, an interactive presentation on a variety of financial literacy topics will be offered several times over the grant, presented by a subject matter expert. In June 2024, a five-week series of once-a-week, two-hour modules providing a summary of the basic financial literacy topics covered during the year will be offered.

This project is funded by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

Upcoming Money Talks Sessions:

May 30th @ 4:30PM Sara Cook – Budgeting & Bank Accounts, Setting Financial Goals, Setting up a Budget, Maintaining a Budget

June 5th @ 11AM Dr. Carolyn Langston – Credit Cards & Credit Scores, Living within your means, Use of Credit, What is a Credit Score, Bank Services, Leasing

June 12th @ 11AM Jim Roomsburg – Consumer Awareness & Loans, Consumer Rights, Consumer Mistakes, Scams & Fraud, Protection Laws & Agencies

June 19th @ 11AM Kyla Davis – Financial Aid, Why High School Grades Matter, ACT/SAT, Support System, Future Planning, FAFSA & Scholarships

June 26th @ 11AM Dr. Carolyn Langston – Investing, Time Value of Money, Income vs Capital Gains, Wealth Goals, Risk vs Reward, Investment Advisors & Brokerage Account.


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