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Financial Literacy Resources at SUNY Old Westbury

Want to learn new ways to save money and budget? You've come to the right place!

Upcoming Events

Financial Literacy Fair- Wednesday, April 1st 2020

Your Finances, Your Future: The SUNY Old Westbury Financial Literacy Fair

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Did you know that April is Financial Awareness Month?

What better time could there be to offer the SUNY Old Westbury community a one-day program to help answer critical questions concerning personal finance?

Presented by the Financial Literacy at Old Westbury (FLOW) Committee, the Fair will offer news and advice for students, faculty and staff to support them in making sound financial decisions, understanding the impact those decisions can have on their lives, and recognizing the different financial choices available to them depending on their own individual needs.

The Fair will include an exhibition hall and workshops throughout the day. Topics and workshops scheduled to date include:Logo with bubble person and text that reads GO WITH THE FLOW

  • Building Credit/Credit Cards 
  • Identity Theft/Taxes
  • Budgeting/Banking 
  • Insurance/Investing/Loans
  • Retirement Planning & Pension Info 
  • Financial Planning
  • And more...

Come before class! Come after class! Come during Common Hour or during a break!

Investing your time at this fair will pay real dividends for your future!

This event is free and open to all students and employees of the College!

(Of course, employees must obtain supervisory approval to attend)

Great Raffle Prizes and gift cards, as well as snacks and other giveaways.

Interactive Learning Tools

Bethpage Credit Union

Banzai- Online Literacy Financial Literacy

SUNY Smart Track





360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a free program of the nation's certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life. 

Annual Credit Report, Request a free copy of your credit report every year. 

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Discover how the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation carries out its mission to maintain the stability of the nation's banking system.

Federal Reserve 

Help With My Bank helps you find answers to your questions regarding national banks and federal savings associations. Use the shortcut keywords below to visit the category that interests you, or use the search window located at the top right corner of every page. We're here to help! This website is a product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is made up of more than 20 Federal entities that are coordinating and collaborating to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans.

National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is an American nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in consumer issues on behalf of low-income people. on Money and Taxes Learn about taxes, money the government may owe you, investing, credit help, and more.

Financial Aid is an award-winning site that has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools on or off the web.

Personal Finance

Cashay provides personal finance tools and information to make your life easier.

Consumer Advocacy & Rights

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information Spot and avoid scams and unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent business practices with tips from the FTC, America's consumer protection agency.

New York State Division of Consumer Protection The New York State Division of Consumer Protection educates and empowers New York's consumers.

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)—formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)—protects and enhances the daily economic lives of New Yorkers to create thriving communities.

Nassau County- Office Of Consumer Affairs 

Suffolk County Consumer Affairs 

Identity Theft & Scams

AARP Scam News A guide to scams, published by the American Association of Retired Persons but there's no age limit for going to college or age minimum for scams.

FBI's Common Fraud Schemes identifies some of the most common scams that the FBI encounters, as well as tips to help prevent you from being victimized. 

Better Business Bureau helps the United States, Canada, and Mexico consumers find businesses and charities they can trust. 

How Do Identify Student Aid Scams? Provided by Federal Student 

Data on Financial Literacy in the US

Want to know how many Americans spend more money than they make?  Survey data on this measure and others is available through the Financial Capability Study.

Magazines and Journals

Current Articles

Epperson, Sharon, and Patrick Manning. "Teaching financial education in schools finally catches on." CNBC, 5 Feb. 2020, .

“Ramping Up Financial Literacy.” Business Officer, vol. 53, no. 5, Dec. 2019, pp. 12–13. EBSCOhost,

Popular Magazines

Financial Aid At OW

Financial Terms Glossary From CFPD

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