Financial Literacy Definition
"Being financially successful is not about having the most money, but getting the most out of the money you have."
9 Things Every College Student Should Know About Money
Nine Things Every College Student Should Know About Money is a two credit hour OU personal finance course offered through University College. The classroom experience is offered fall and spring semesters, with online courses available during winter/spring and summer sessions.
This course is specifically designed to teach personal financial management skills necessary to make good financial decisions over your lifetime. Topics include; savings, investing, student loans, credit cards, credit reports, identity theft, entrepreneurship, wealth creation, and your legacy. The goal of the course is to develop financially literate students who will be fiscally secure today and in the future.
Visit these websites for more information about the services and many financial resources available at OU.
9 Things Introduction Video
- Your Money Milestones byISBN: 9780133831863This book illustrates how FOUR principles inspired by basic arithmetic can be applied to manage the most important financial decisions (money milestones) people face over their entire financial lifecycle.
- Student Financial Literacy byISBN: 9781461435051This book presents "effective strategies to assist in the implementation or the enhancement of a program as a tool to improve students’ educational experience and financial well-being."
The resources included in this guide are a combination of OU-specific and open web resources.
OU students, faculty, and staff can sign in through the OU Libraries’ home page to access subscriptions for certain books, newspapers, and magazines.
OU guests may access OU subscription based resources by obtaining a guest login from the help desk in Bizzell Memorial Library's Computer Lab and signing into any computer located in Bizzell Memorial Library.
For all others, these resources may be accessible through your local public library.