The goal of the $uccessful Start program is to ensure that Boston College's students are financially literate for their lifetime by offering a series of workshops and seminars, led by Boston College employees and expert guest speakers, related to all aspects of personal financial management.
From the Director's Desk
- Happy Spring!
Now is a perfect time to think about savings and investing. As you make your plan for your budget, be sure you include something for savings. Everyone should have a little something set aside for a rainy day. The fun part of having savings is watching it grow. Spring is a time for things to come to life, let your savings be one of them!
$uccessful Start Director
April 2013 Upcoming Workshops
- Thursday, April 4, 4:30–5:30, Stokes Hall S117
Introduction to Investing
Learn about basic types of investments and get tips for beginning investors!
Presented by Mark Porter, CFA and CFP, Financial Planner, Northeast Planning Associates.
To RSVP for this workshop, viisit https://orgsync.com/52349/events/514986.
- Wednesday, April 10, 6:30–7:30, Stokes Hall N215
Financing Your Study Abroad
Learn how to prepare financially for your study abroad experience!
Presented by Debra Pino and Ryan Greenwell, Money Mentors, $uccessful Start program.
To RSVP for this workshop, visit https://orgsync.com/52349/events/533585.
- Tuesday, April 16, 3:30–4:30, Stokes Hall S295
Building Your Budget
Learn how to make a budget you can actually stick to!
Presented by Craig Noyes, Direct Loans/Collections Specialist, Office of Student Services.
(This workshop is co-sponsored by the Career Center, as part of their "Backpack to Briefcase Series," a series for graduating seniors. RSVP through EagleLink: https://bc-csm.symplicity.com/students/.)
- Thursday, April 25, 4:30–5:30, Fulton Hall 110
Student Loan Repayment
Learn different options for paying back your student loans!
Presented by Kathy Rosa, Associate Director, Student Account Receivables, Office of Student Services.
To RSVP for this workshop, visit https://orgsync.com/52349/events/514993.
Financial Literacy Focus: Investing
- Investing can feel intimidating at first, but it doesn’t have to be! There are plenty of easy, low-risk ways to begin to invest. Check out these helpful articles to help you take your first steps as a young investor:
- U.S. News & World Report: 6 Investing Mistakes Young People Make
- WiseBread: Intro to 5 Super Safe Investments
- 20's Finances: Investment Advice for Young Adults
Money Saving Smart App of the Month
This month’s money saving smart app comes from www.fncalculator.com. Financial Calculators is the ultimate app for any financial calculation you could possibly want to make. Calculators featured through the app include a tip calculator, a credit card payoff calculator, currency converter, retirement calculator, and compound interest calculator. You can use this app alone or as a supplement to your favorite financial literacy app. Check out their website for more information.