Financial Literacy Week, which is April 4-8 in Tennessee, and the MTSU events related to it were in the spotlight on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Anne Anderson, a professor of finance and holder of the Weatherford Chair of Finance in MTSU’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business, first aired March 29 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org.
You can hear their conversation via the SoundCloud link above.
Anderson, with fellow professors Maria Edlin King and Charles Baum, helped to organize Financial Literacy Week activities at MTSU.
The events include lectures and panel discussions by experienced financial planners, scholarship opportunities and an interactive game to challenge students’ ability to adjust their budgets when they encounter major life changes.
Personal money management is not only a major issue with millennials; Anderson said society at large could stand to learn a lot more about how to save, spend, invest, balance bank accounts and plan for the future.
“I would say collectively, the population in total, could be better educated on financial literacy,” Anderson said. “There was a great reminder when the pandemic hit.
“We saw many people (who) were sent home from work. … That was a quick reminder of the importance of savings, and especially emergency savings, because you never know what’s coming around the corner.”
For a complete lineup of Financial Literacy Week activities at MTSU, go to www.mtsu.edu/econfin/tnfinlitweek.php.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.