How's Your Financial Heartbeat?

Find out during Red to Black Financial Education Week, which will offer information, presentations and financial check-ups throughout campus.

Written by Erin Hawes

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Find out more about saving and investing, spending attitudes – even student loans and earning potential at Red to Black Financial Education Week events.

Texas Tech will hold the 5th annual Red to Black Financial Education Week from March 29-April 2. There will be information booths, presentations and financial check-up sites throughout campus.

The purpose of the event is to help answer questions regarding student loans, earnings potential, spending attitudes, budgeting, saving and investing.

Free food and drinks as well as plenty of door prizes will be available at the presentations.

Events are as follows:

March 29:

  • An information booth available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. outside of the Student Union Building (SUB)
  • A financial check-up site available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.in the library atrium

March 30:

  • An information booth available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • A financial check-up site available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Business Building
  • “Making your Money Make Money” presentation from 10-11 a.m. in room 128 of Holden Hall
  • “Psychology of Money” presentation from 4-5 p.m. in the Mesa Room of the SUB

March 31:

  • An information booth available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • A financial check-up site available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the School of Law
  • “Making your Money Make Money” presentation from 11-noon in room 75 of Holden Hall
  • “Psychology of Money” presentation from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room 309 in the library

April 1:

  • An information booth available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • A financial check-up site available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Market at Stangel/Murdough.
  • “What’s Your Gameplan?” presentation from 3-4 p.m. a keynote panel titled in room 169 of the Human Sciences building

April 2:

  • An information booth available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. outside of the SUB
  • A financial check-up site available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Graduate School (located in the basement of Holden Hall)

Keynote speakers include:

  • Bill Gustafson, associate professor in the Texas Tech Personal and Financial Planning Division
  • Nikki Sosa, assistant director, Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Jay Killough, associate director, University Career Services


Red to Black

Texas Tech's Red to Black program

Texas Tech's Red to Black program provides free financial planning, counseling and seminars for students to help them find financial solutions and achieve financial success.

Red to Black provides information in the following areas:

  • Establishing credit
  • Using credit wisely
  • Creating a budget
  • Saving money
  • Investment education
  • Correcting credit report mistakes
  • Repaying debt
  • Organizing finances
  • Tax planning
  • Selecting employee benefits
  • Expenses during or after college
  • Buying a car or home
  • Planning premarital finances
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