Activities: Student Groups

Partnerships with Other UNL Programs

If you are a UNL program and would like to partner with the UNL Student Money Management Center to get important financial education to students through partnering on workshops, distributing financial education resources, etc., please complete the following form and a UNL SMMC representative will contact you as soon as possible. SMMC Partnership Form


About Money Management Activities for UNL Student Groups

Unless otherwise specified, most of the following activities and workshops will include information on:
Spending Plans, Financial Goals, Organizing Finances, Establishing Credit, Understanding Credit Scores, Saving Money, Managing Debt, Understanding Investing, Managing Student Loans, Handling Major Purchases, Handling Major Financial Decisions, Life After College: Budgeting, Student Loan Repayment, Selecting Employee Benefits, Investing, Building a Credit Score, Buying a House, Buying a Car

Most activities will include piggy bank decorating and a Psychology of Money activity to help students understand, and improve, their relationships with money.

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Customized Money Management Activities for Your UNL Group
Workshop FAQ

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
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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
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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
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Personalized One-on-One Money Coaching Sessions
Can be a stand-alone event or part of another event.
Have an SMMC representative come to your organization's meeting and answer your members' personalized questions. You will need to submit your members' questions before the workshop. Personalized financial resources will be created especially for your members.
Length: 30 minutes or more
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Customized Stress-Free Zone
Can be a stand-alone event or part of another event.
Learn great money management tips and de-stress with the following activities: DIY spa, piggy bank decorating, and more! We will choose the activities that will work best for your group.
Length: 30 minutes or more
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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
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Workshops on Specific Topics
Each workshop contains a fun, interactive educational activity. These are not your normal financial education workshops!
Normally workshops are 20 to 40 minutes long, but can be customized to fit any time frame.

UNL Money Smart Ambassador Program During this entertaining workshop, participants will receive the tools they need to be ambassadors for personal finance and help encourage their peers to be smart with their money. Topics include: Managing Credit & Debt, Planning for Your Financial Future, Understanding Your Credit Score, and more. For all age groups and grade levels. At the completion of this workshop, participants will receive certificates stating they are Money Smart Ambassadors.
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Affording Study Abroad You CAN study abroad. Start planning for how you will pay for your trip.
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Alcohol & Your Finances Learn how alcohol can cause money stress.
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Becoming an Investor Learn about the basics of investing your money.
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Building Your Credit Score Learn how your credit score will affect your future & get tips for how to build a good score.
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Budget-Friendly Holiday Ideas Get tips for how to save money during the holidays, including gift-giving and holiday break activities.
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Buying Your First Car Learn how to wisely maneuver through the car-buying process.
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Creating a Professional Image
on a Budget
Get budget-friendly tips for how to create a professional image.
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Eating Healthy on a Budget Learn the basics of creating a spending plan and enjoy a live cooking demo.
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Extreme Couponing Learn how to save money through couponing!
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Gaining Sponsorships & Effective Fundraiser Ideas Get ideas for fun, money-making fundraisers!
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Moving Off Campus Learn the steps you need to take before you choose your first apartment.
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Operation Graduation Learn about employer benefits, student loan repayment, investing, and more!
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Reducing Student Loan Debt & Repaying Student Loans An in-depth look at students loans and repayment plans.
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Saving Money Around Lincoln Learn the basics of money management to keep your wallet "happy" and learn about cheap or free activities around Lincoln. Bonus: Complete a "Money Personality" quiz!
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Spring Break Trips on a Budget Get great tips for how to plan a budget-friendly spring break trip.
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Traveling on a Budget Get great tips for how to plan a budget-friendly trip.
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Weddings on a Budget Get great tips for how to plan a budget-friendly wedding.
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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
Dave Ramsey Video Program Learn the basics of financial management through Dave Ramsey's College Program. Watch videos and use a workbook to help you find ways to start on the path to financial success.

Each section takes about 1 hour. Topics include:
  • Savings: Save for emergencies, large purchases and wealth building
  • Budgets: Create and live on a zero-based budget
  • Debt: Avoid the trap of borrowing money
  • College Student Essentials: Learn what everyone needs to know about money
  • Family, Friends and Philanthropy: Assess the impact of money on relationships
NOTE: Charge for workbooks may apply. If you don't have 5 hours, you can do the sections that apply to your group's educational needs.
Length:
(5) 1 hour sessions
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