Money Matters


"It's not about how much money you make, it's how you save it" - Unknown Author

Understand your finances

At GMercyU, we know how important it is for you to understand how to set financial goals, create a budget and minimize your debt. That’s why the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Program offers Money Matters workshops several times each semester. Here, you will be provided with the practical tools and knowledge necessary to get on the path to responsible money management. 

Visit us on the second floor of the Waldron Student Center, or send an email to

Previous Lectures & Workshops
Financial Tips

Money tip of the month:

Understand the signs of overspending! Using credit as a primary source of payment, using one credit card to pay off another, and making only the minimum payment on bills each month are signs that you’re overspending. Instead, try to live within your means. Before a shopping trip, think about items that are necessities and those which you can go a week or a month without.

Information adopted from Student Finances, Unbiased Advice for Making Every Penny Work. Paperclip Communications. 


Financial Tips 

Saving on a Tight Budget

Think you’re a broke college student with no money to save? Consider this: any amount is better than nothing.  If you save just $5 a week for four years, you will have saved $3,840?  Start Today! 

  1. Keep track of your spending.
  2. Downsize your daily expenses (Get the cheaper/smaller coffee or bring your coffee from home/ your residence hall room).
  3. Put all your change in a jar
  4. Discipline is key

Budget, budget, budget

Worried about the “freshman 15?” That’s not nearly as scary as the thought of racking up $5,000 in credit card debt during your freshman year!  Here are 5 financial tips every student should consider: 

  1. Make a budget and stick to it.
  2. Take advantage of freebies.
  3. Watch where your money goes.
  4. Don’t get a credit card for the wrong reasons.
  5. Be careful with your personal information.

Credit Card Responsibiility 

Did you know more than 60% of millennials don't have a credit card? GMercyU Business Professor Carlo Silvesti talks about why this isn't a good thing and shares his five tips on how to use credit cards responsibily on GMercyU's blog, MERV's Word



  • is the U.S. government’s financial education website. Available are “My Money Five” tips on how to make the most of your money. Also check out the “Life Events” tab for information pertaining to college students. 
  • The National Endowment for Financial Literacy (NEFE) offers free resources to teach college students about money management. The College Series includes FAQs, presentation materials and resources.