Workshops

Workshop


Who Can Request A Workshop?

Our services are FREE to the UNL community, including:

  • UNL departments
  • UNL classes
  • UNL student organizations
  • UNL residence halls
  • UNL greek houses
  • Workshop FAQs

    To request a workshop, please contact us.

    If you are an organization outside of UNL, we may be able to provide workshops to your organization for free depending on SMMC representatives' availability. To inquire, please contact us.




    Workshop Topics


    Each workshop will be personalized for the audience

    Workshop topics may be combined to fit the audience's interests

    Normally workshops are 25 to 60 minutes long, but can be customized to fit any time frame.

    Money Management for Undergraduates

    This presentation is great for student clubs, organizations, and classes who have students ranging from freshmen to seniors. During this presentation, undergraduates will learn about money management basics including:

  • Budgeting
  • Student loans
  • Debt repayment
  • Creating financial goals
  • Credit scores and credit reports
  • Credit cards
  • Identity theft
  • Insurance
  • Planning for retirement/ investing
  • Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Money Management for Freshmen

    During this presentation, freshmen will learn about money management basics including:

  • Understanding credit scores and credit reports
  • Responsible credit card use
  • Debt repayment
  • Student loans
  • Budgeting
  • Creating financial goals
  • Preventing identity theft
  • Investing & planning for retirement
  • Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Money Management for International Students

    This presentation is specifically for international students new to the United States. During this presentation, international students will learn about:

  • Avoiding money scams
  • Basic American banking
  • Credit and debit cards
  • Credit reports and credit scores
  • Responsible credit card use
  • Budgeting
  • Preventing identity theft
  • Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Money Management for Women

    This presentation is geared toward women of all ages. During this presentation, women will learn about money management basics including:

  • Credit reports and credit scores
  • Avoiding bank fees
  • Preventing identity theft
  • Sneaky retailer tricks
  • Investing in yourself
  • Creating financial goals
  • Budgeting
  • Investing and retirement planning
  • Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Moving Off Campus

    In this presentation, students will learn:

  • The pros and cons of moving off campus
  • How much living off campus really costs
  • How to make a budget to figure out how much you can afford
  • How to compare apartments
  • Co-signing
  • How to decide if you should have a roommate & how to split the costs if you do
  • Understanding your lease
  • How to save money when living off campus
  • How to save money on groceries
  • Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Affording Study Abroad

    You CAN study abroad. Start planning for how you will pay for your trip.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Alcohol & Your Finances

    Learn how alcohol can cause money stress.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Becoming an Investor

    Learn about the basics of investing your money.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Building Your Credit Score

    Learn how your credit score will affect your future & get tips for how to build a good score.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Budget-Friendly Holiday Ideas

    Get tips for how to save money during the holidays, including gift-giving and holiday break activities.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Buying Your First Car

    Learn how to wisely maneuver through the car-buying process.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Creating a Professional Image on a Budget

    Get budget-friendly tips for how to create a professional image.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Eating Healthy on a Budget

    Learn the basics of creating a spending plan and enjoy a live cooking demo.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Operation Graduation

    Learn about employer benefits, student loan repayment, investing, and more!

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Reducing Student Loan Debt & Repaying Student Loans

    An in-depth look at students loans and repayment plans.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Saving Money Around Lincoln

    Learn the basics of money management to keep your wallet "happy" and learn about cheap or free activities around Lincoln.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Spring Break Trips on a Budget

    Get great tips for how to plan a budget-friendly spring break trip.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Traveling on a Budget

    Get great tips for how to plan a budget-friendly trip.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.

    Weddings on a Budget

    Get great tips for how to plan a budget-friendly wedding.

    Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation. Workshops may include activities depending on the length of time allotted for the presentation and the size of the group.

    To request this workshop, please contact us.


    Customized Money Management Activities for Your UNL Group

    Customized Games
    Can be a stand-alone event or part of another event.
    Learn great money management tips while participating in a fun game! Compete in teams to get the most points and win prizes. Let us know what you want to learn about and we will create a game especially for your group.
    Length: 30 minutes or more
    Request this Activity
    Customized Tabling Activities
    Can be a stand-alone event or part of another event.
    Learn great money management tips while completing fun activities! The typical format is students visit stations where they will learn helpful information about important personal finance topics while completing fun activities. After they have visited all the stations, they will be entered into a prize drawing or will receive a turn in the money machine. Students complete this activity at their own pace. Let us know what you want to learn about and we will create a tabling activity especially for your group.
    Length: 30 minutes or more
    Request this Activity
    Customized Interactive Displays
    Can be a stand-alone event or part of another event.
    Learn practical money management life skills through this interactive educational activity! SMMC representatives will bring an interactive display to your residence floor or event. Students will learn key money management tips while completing fun activities. Let us know what you want to learn about and we will create an interactive display especially for your group.
    Length: 30 minutes or more
    Request this Activity
    Customized Activities for Your Service Learning Projects We can supply activities for your service learning projects. For example, we have supplied activities for after school programs.
    Length: 30 minutes or more
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    Customized Resource Distribution We can create a variety of print and online resources for your group. For example, we have supplied resources for student groups, classes, and life skills programs.
    Length: 30 minutes or more
    Request this Activity


    Workshops on Your Own Time
    Don't have a set meeting schedule? Want to help your group members gain money management knowledge when it's convenient for you?
    The SMMC offers online workshops, as well as videos and documentaries you can rent from the SMMC for no charge.

    Online Workshops Work together to complete an online financial workshop. Have fun and learn money management tips! Length:
    About 10 minutes
    Online Workshops