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.

SMMC Services

This presentation is great for departments and staff who are wanting to learn more about what the SMMC does and what services we provide for students. This presentation is also ideal for student groups who only have 5-10 minutes of time available. During this presentation, groups will learn about the SMMC and its services including:

  • Location, hours, and contact info
  • SMMC workshops
  • SMMC resources
  • SMMC one-on-one appointments
  • Why the SMMC is needed

Some topics may have to be shortened/removed due to the length of time allotted for the presentation.

To request this workshop, please contact us.

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.

Credit & Debt

In this presentation, students will learn:

  • What is credit and why is it important for your future
  • What a credit report is and how to view your credit report
  • What a credit score is and how to build a good credit score
  • The 4 C's of credit
  • Credit card lingo and how to choose a credit card
  • How to avoid Ncard regrets
  • How to avoid debt with insurance
  • Signs of debt distress
  • How to make a debt repayment plan
  • Methods for paying off debt

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.

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.

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.

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.

Life After College

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

Learn the basics of money management to keep your wallet "happy."

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.


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
Please contact us to 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
Please contact us to 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
Please contact us to 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
Please contact us to request this activity
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
Please contact us to 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 Quizzes Work together to complete an online financial quizzes. Have fun and learn money management tips! Length:
About 10 minutes
Online Quizzes