Financial Capability Month

April being National Capability Month is a great opportunity to emphasize the significance of financial literacy and capability. Since its inception as Financial Literacy Month in 2004,  the initiative has expanded to encompass broader aspects of financial well-being. National Financial Capability Month serves as a platform to raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy education and empower individuals to make informed financial decisions for a secure future. It’s a reminder for everyone to prioritize their financial education and take steps toward achieving financial stability and independence.

Cougar Money Matters is proud to support Financial Capability Month.

Join us for our virtual workshops and Financial Wellness Fair to be entered into our drawing for a $250 scholarship, an Amazon gift card, an iPad, and much more!

Join us throughout the month of April for WSU’s Financial Capability Month Events. Looking for something specific? Check out our schedule below to find the right events for you!


Tuesday April 9th
CUB Jr Ballroom 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Join us for WSU’s Financial Wellness Fair featuring numerous financial experts who are excited to answer your questions. Financial wellness is a life-long journey, but learning the skills and engaging in finances does not have to be overwhelming.

Stop by, pick up some swag and pizza, and enter to win some prizes!


CMM Mobile: Financial Education on the Roll

Presented by Cougar Money Matters

April 1st & April 4th | 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. | WSU Pullman Campus

Enjoy a free, and fun, ride to class in comfort and style—all you’ll need is a willingness to put your financial knowledge to the test! To win your ride to class, all you have to do is correctly answer financial wellness questions. If you can answer the questions, you can sit back and enjoy the ride and earn some cool prizes! Let’s roll…toward financial wellness! 

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Simplifying Student Loans

Presented by Jordyn Creighton, Financial Aid Advisor

April 11th | 5 P.M. – 6 P.M. | On Zoom

Do you currently have student loans and are getting nervous about repayment? Does taking out student loans scare you or make you nervous? Are you graduating soon and entering student loan repayment? No need to fear; we’ve got you! Join our financial aid expert as she simplifies student loans and the repayment process and covers all the ins and outs of Federal Student Loans. 

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Scholarship Workshop

Presented by CAP, SFS, and Writing Center

April 15th | 3 P.M. – 5 P.M. | Stimson Hall Common Room

We’re here to elevate your scholarship essays! Bring your drafts, and questions, and let’s transform your words into winning applications.  

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Financial Reality Fair

Presented by BECU

April 18th | 5 P.M. – 6 P.M. | On Zoom

Through this fun, interactive simulation, you’ll gain real-world financial planning, saving, and budgeting skills. You’ll experience creating a family budget and see the impact poor credit can have on your finances. 

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Finding and Funding Your Why

Presented by Karen Richel – U of I Extension Educator

April 25th | 5 P.M. – 6 P.M. | The Commons, Room 210

Life always seems to get in the way of our dreams! In this very interactive workshop, we play with the “what ifs,” learn how to get to your goals, turn spending and saving into a fun game, and throw some future planning into the mix for good measure. I know… it’s a tall order but we do it. “Finding and Funding Your Why” provides a fun guide to getting where you want to go. The class is very low-key, very fun, and very interactive. You will leave with tools and ideas that will change how you think about your finances. 

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