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Inceptia Financial Avenue

鶹ɫƬ has teamed up with Inceptia to give you a leg up on financial education via their online program, Financial Avenue. With Financial Avenue, the idea is to provide you with smart resources to help demystify the world of personal finance. Trust us – getting a handle on your money doesn’t have to feel overwhelming or restrictive. It’s all about empowering yourself with smart basics, and planning from there.

With Inceptia’s money mascot, the Knowl, as your trusty guide, you will have access to ten online courses that take  on big financial topics, including:

• Psychology of Money
• Foundations of Money
• College and Money
• FAFSA
• Loan Guidance
• Earning Money
• Credit and Protecting Your Money
• Spending and Borrowing
• Debt and Repayment
• Future of Your Money

We get it, sometimes financial education can be pretty boring and it doesn’t always make a lot of sense if you don’t  know how to put your knowledge into action. But, Financial Avenue keeps you on your toes with quizzes, videos, interactive tools, and action plans at the end of each course. With all these tools, we’ve made it pretty easy to know 
exactly what you can begin doing RIGHT NOW to put your financial knowledge to good use. After all, the Knowl says there’s no time like the present. 

The Knowl is here to help you get Knowl-edgeable about money 

Getting Started

Get started by setting up your private account at . Select your school’s state and city, then choose your school. Enter valid email address and select “I am a new user.” Input your full name, agree to the use policy, and click “Enroll in course.” Canvas will send a confirmation link to your email. You must click the link in this email to complete registration. Choose your password and timezone and click “register.”

Returning Users

Using your email address and password, you can return to your Financial Avenue account any time to review or finish courses, access tools and tips, and track your progress.

The Financial Avenue App is Available! 

If you haven't already, download the Canvas Student app for or s and click "Find my school.'

Then, search for "Inceptia" (the nonprofit org that created Financial Avenue). Be sure to click "Next" after you have typed in Inceptia. 

Finally, simply login to the app using your existing Financial Avenue email and password. For more detailed instructions, or to the login by using your QR for mobile login code, check out this

Follow the #Knowl

Also, the Knowl would appreciate it if you followed them @MoneyKnowl and #Knowl. The Knowl will be sure to make it worth your while by sharing tips, resources and strategies to help you become a Money Mastery Ninja. 

Questions & Support
Inceptia Customer Service
888.454.4668
InceptiaCS@inceptia.org

Contest Details 

The contest is for a $500 scholarship drawing. 

Complete the Financial Avenue modules with a score of 75% or higher on the module Post-Quizzes:

• Spending and Borrowing
• Debt and Repayment
• Credit and Protecting your Money

The contest will begin February 26, 2024 and end April 26, 2024. 

The winner will be announced May 1, 2024 on 鶹ɫƬ social media platforms. 

Student must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours to qualify for the scholarship drawing. 

Start your money knowledge journey ! 

WINNER Announced Fall 2022 - Bahaa Chreidi 

Scholarship Winner

 

Coming Soon Spring 2024!

Upcoming Financial Literacy Webinars for Students

The following Literacy Webinars are given by ECMC, a nonprofit corporation providing services in support of higher education finance, they assist students and families in their efforts to plan and pay for college.  Click on the links below to register. 

March 13

Financial Goal Setting
Thinking about financial goal setting may leave you feeling a bit lost and overwhelmed. Whether it’s establishing an emergency savings fund, buying your first home, or even planning for retirement, financial goal setting is an important step toward future financial success. In this webinar, we will talk about where to start, share examples of short-term vs. long-terms goals, and review helpful tools.

March 20

Emotional Spending
Spending money during a period of heightened emotions, like stress or sadness can lead us to make money decisions that may not be in our best interest. Often, we end up purchasing unneeded items we regret and incurring unnecessary debt. In this session, we will look at emotional spending, what triggers it along with ways to overcome it.

April 3

ECMC Resources
This webinar will provide an overview of ECMC’s free student success and outreach resources including, college planning guides, college planning nights, FAB Life and our national training curricula for middle school, high school, and college educators. Join us to learn more about these no cost resources.

April 17

Understanding Credit Scores
Consumer credit scores range between 300–850 and represent a consumer's credit risk or the likelihood of paying bills on time. The higher the score, the better a borrower looks to potential creditors and lenders. The score is based on criteria including number of open accounts, total levels of debt, repayment history, and other factors. Potential creditors use credit scores to evaluate the probability that consumers will pay bills on time. Join us to do some sleuthing on what makes up your credit score and how best to build and manage credit..

May 1

Building and Maintaining Your Basic Needs Program
Hunger and food insecurities touch millions of Americans. College campuses are especially hard hit. As a college education becomes less affordable, more students are forced to look for alternative basic needs resources. Our guest presenters will share firsthand experiences on how to successfully set up and maintain a campus pantry, develop resources, add wrap-around services and track and report on your efforts.

May 22

The Cash Back Savings Game
As prices for everyday items continue to rise while wages remain stagnant, it’s harder every day to meet even basic needs. In this session, we will look at some cash-back apps and cost saving strategies that can help us all save money.

May 29

Establishing Good Money Habits
While there is little we can do about the challenges facing the economy, there are slight changes you can make in your daily life to help bolster your financial future. In this webinar, we will look at daily practices to establish good money habits.

June 26

Planning Ahead for Aging Adults
It’s never too early to begin making difficult decisions that we will all be faced with at some point in our lives. We will dive into a brief overview of benefits, then an overview of documents to have in place before retirement.

 

 

April is National Financial Literacy Month and we are here to support all of our students and the 鶹ɫƬ community. This month is about raising awareness about the importance of financial education and empowering students to effectively manage their finances every day. 

"Educating people is one of the most important things we do at Citizens. During the month of April and beyond, we help give people the confidence and tools they need to budget, save, invest and be financially healthy."

"Check out our sessions and make your financial wellness a priority this April!"

  • April 3, 2024 - Personal Finance - Building a Budget 2:00pm (EST)
  • April 10, 2024 - Personal Finance - Investing: A Primer 2:00pm (EST)
  • April 17, 2024 - Personal Finance - Establishing Credit 2:00pm (EST)
  • April 24, 2024 - Personal Finance - Buying a Home 2:00pm (EST)

 

Visit our  to register for our webinar sessions.