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ABOUT SUCCESSFUL START

Going to college can be an exciting time, full of opportunity and freedom, especially if you are planning to live away from home for the first time. Aside from managing your academic life, part of the challenge of being on your own is learning to manage your expenses, that is, to live within your means, however limited, and to borrow and use credit wisely.

Our mission is to create financially-literate Boston College students and to prepare them for financial management for life. The Successful Start program provides our students with a series of presentations, workshops, and online resources related to all aspects of personal financial management.

Winter Clothing Drive

Successful Start, BC's Financial Literacy program, is running its annual winter clothing drive from October 1 to October 29. Items to be collected include winter jackets and coats (men's sizes greatly needed), sweaters, gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves. Clothing can be dropped off in the Lyons Hall lobby. Questions? Contact Marsia Hill at success@bc.edu.

WORKSHOPS

Money, Credit, and Loans
September 24th from 5PM to 6PM | Gasson Hall Room 309 | Presented by Edmond Ryan

Presented by guest speaker and CFA Edmond Ryan, come learn about what credit is, how it affects your loans, and how to leverage both together to become financially successful and healthy. Pizza will be provided at the event. This event is organized by $uccessful $tart, BC's Financial Literacy Program that is sponsored by the Office of Student Services.

Relationships and Money
October 1st from 5PM to 6PM | Gasson Hall Room 309 | Presented by Grant Zitomer

Being in a romantic relationship can be a source of joy but it can also be a source of frustration when it comes to managing money. Learn about how to navigate sharing money and financial details with your partner. Pizza will be provided at the event. This event is organized by $uccessful $tart, BC's Financial Literacy Program that is sponsored by the Office of Student Services.

Investment Basics
October 15th from 5PM to 6PM | Gasson Hall Room 309 | Presented by Edmond Ryan

Presented by guest speaker and CFA Edmond Ryan, come learn about the basics of investment. Find out how you can invest today and start making interest tomorrow. Pizza will be provided at the event. This event is organized by $uccessful $tart, BC's Financial Literacy Program that is sponsored by the Office of Student Services.

Paying for College and Cars 
October 22nd from 5PM to 6PM | Gasson Hall Room 309 | Presented by Grant Zitomer

University and automobiles are two of the most expensive investments people make in their lifetime. Come find out about how to understand different types of loans, what questions to ask when purchasing a car, and different types of loan options for college. Pizza will be provided at the event. This event is organized by $uccessful $tart, BC's Financial Literacy Program that is sponsored by the Office of Student Services.

Financial Planning 
October 29th from 4:30PM to 5:30PM | Higgins Hall 310 | Presented by Mark Porter

Presented by guest speaker and CFP/CFA Mark Porter, come learn about financial planning. The presenter will provide you a basic idea of how to develop a financial plan of your own. Pizza will be provided at the event. This event is organized by $uccessful $tart, BC's Financial Literacy Program that is sponsored by the Office of Student Services.

Evaluating a Job Offer and the Art of Negotiation
October 30th from 4:45PM to 6PM | Fulton Hall Room 220 | Presented by Julianne Smith

Presented by guest speaker and Assistant Director of Career Education at Boston College Julianne Smith, come learn about how to evaluate a job offer. This workshop aims to teach you skills on making sure you are getting the best offer possible from your employer. Pizza will be provided at the event. This event is organized by $uccessful $tart, BC's Financial Literacy Program that is sponsored by the Office of Student Services.

Creating an Effective Savings Program
November 5th from 5PM to 6PM | Gasson Hall Room 309 | Presented by Edmond Ryan

Presented by guest speaker and CFA Edmond Ryan, come learn about the basics of creating a savings program. Learn more about how to save your money and budget it towards future purchases. Pizza will be provided at the event. This event is organized by $uccessful $tart, BC's Financial Literacy Program that is sponsored by the Office of Student Services.


CONTACT US

Questions? Comments? Contact Successful Start at successfulstart@bc.edu. Like Boston College Successful Start on Facebook, and don't forget to follow us on Twitter!

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