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Center for Financial Responsibility

Center for Financial Responsibility Outreach Texas Tech

Join our outreach initiatives at the Center for Financial Responsibility.

The Center for Financial Responsibility (CFR) is committed to providing beneficial education and support to the community for the continual growth of financial planning academics, careers, and training.

Outreach Opportunities

Financial Planning Academy

In cooperation with the Charles Schwab Foundation, the Center operates a summer camp focused on financial planning for high school students. The first camp will include approximately 100 high-school students in the summer of 2016. The camp focuses on awareness of career prospects in the financial planning and RIA industries through a combination of extracurricular and educational activities.

To learn more, please visit the Financial Planning Academy website.

For more information, please contact Dr. Chris Browning.

Knowledge Empowering You (KEY) Outreach

The KEY (Knowledge Empowering You) Outreach Program utilizes Texas Tech University Personal Financial Planning students to provide educational outreach to the Lubbock community. KEY Outreach Program students have the training necessary in order to deliver non-biased financial education. The KEY Outreach Program partners with other organizations and groups in the community to provide presentations on the topic areas of cash, credit, coverage, college, and career.

For more information, please download a KEY Flyer.

Interested in having KEY come out to your organization for a presentation? Contact us today! Phone: (806)834.0745 or email pfp.keyoutreach@ttu.edu.

Center for Financial Responsibility Personal Financial Literacy High School Certification

Developed in partnership with CEV Multimedia, the Center for Financial Responsibility Personal Financial Literacy Certification provides students who want to become a certified financial planner an in-depth understanding of the fundamental financial decisions that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Earn a personal finance certification from the Center for Financial Planning.

As the economy evolves and the complexities of financial products increase, it is imperative students understand financial basics pertaining to credit cards, loans, retirement, investments, and mortgages. This financial certification will equip students with the key skills necessary to make informed financial choices, perform better in the workplace, and achieve long-term financial success, no matter what job they choose.

The certification option dives into industry-recognized standards and allows you to utilize the knowledge and skills pertaining to credit cards, loans, retirement, investments, and mortgages. Those who earn the certification will be able to make more informed financial choices and perform better in the workplace. Jumpstart your career today by earning a Personal Financial Literacy Certification.

The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses concepts from the following areas:

  • Budgets and Personal Finance
  • Investments & Risk Management
  • Loans Banking Options & Records
  • Taxes & Paychecks
  • Major Purchasing Decisions

"The CFR believes teaching financial skills to young people prior to them entering college or the workforce is critical to better equip them to live independently as adults. By partnering with CEV Multimedia, we are able to expand our educational outreach to enhance the overall financial stability of students nationwide."- Ashley Guillemette, Director Center for Financial Responsibility

For more information, visit https://www.icevonline.com/industry-certifications/cfr-personal-financial-literacy.

Women's Advocacy Circle

Spring 2017, Texas Tech's Personal Financial Planning department launched a new initiative, the Women's Advocacy Circles. Dr. Laura Mattia created this program with a vision to support and retain women in the financial planning profession. The program is designed to combine brainstorming, education, peer accountability, and support to sharpen business and personal skills. Participants are encouraged to challenge each other to set powerful goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them. Women's Advocacy Circles are comprised of TTU PFP undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni.

If you are interested in participating in our 2020 Women's Advocacy Circles, contact Ashley Guillemette.

Financial Planning Women Connect

Financial Planning Women Connect is a monthly speaker series in which professionals from the financial planning industry share their knowledge and experiences with current students. The sessions cover a variety of topics such as interviewing, finding the right firm, work-life balance, communication techniques, and dealing with offensive situations.

To attend our next series, contact Ashley Guillemette for an updated schedule.