Temple’s Bursar’s Office has launched a new website to help educate students on a range of financial issues. Students can use the site, Money Matters, to learn about Student Financial Services, Diamond Dollars, consumer credit counseling, the Career Center, the Bursar’s Office and other financial concerns.Money Matters is part of an effort by the Bursar's Office to expand its services beyond traditional debt management to improve financial literacy among members of the university community. The site was developed by a cross-functional work group, which hosted a focus group of Temple students to determine their financial literacy needs and incorporated many of the ideas into the site design.
Assistant Bursar Celeste Roberts said that a life of financial success begins with a strong education.
“Understanding and being able to make choices about money is a skill,” said Roberts. “Those who live within their means, plan for their financial futures, and make wise choices about money are less likely to create financial chaos for themselves.”
Roberts explains that the website is important for Temple students to help them avoid financial mistakes.
“The goal of the Financial Literacy website is to educate Temple students and provide them with the ability to understand money and how to manage it, which will empower them to make financial decisions that will benefit them as students and well into the future,” she said.
The site launched on March 1.