Financial Education Week to Feature CNN's Clyde Anderson

Red to Black's eighth annual event educates students about financial literacy.

CNN contributor and financial lifestyle coach Clyde Anderson is speaking at Texas Tech University Red to Black’s Eigth Annual Financial Education Week on Wednesday (Feb. 27) at 7 p.m. in the Escondido Theatre.

Financial Education Week is Red to Black’s premier event, which runs Feb. 25-27. Hundreds of Texas Tech students will participate in games, activities and workshops that will help educate them about financial literacy.

Events during the week include a scavenger hunt, a chance to decorate a custom piggy bank and financial check-ups to help with common issues like budgeting, said Angela Mazzolini, assistant director of Red to Black.

Mazzolini said she is excited about bringing in a nationally recognized speaker like Anderson, who will speak about how to make and maintain money using the new “W.E.A.L.T.H. Movement.”

Attendees to Anderson’s seminar should leave motivated to make a change in their lives, which is what this year’s week is all about, she said. The theme for the event is “One: Change One Thing, Change Everything.”

“It’s all about how you can make one small change that, down the road, will make a really big difference in your life,” Mazzolini said. “During this week, if students can find one thing to change financially, we would consider that a success.”

Financial Education Week gives the Red to Black staff a chance to meet with students who might not have come to their office, said Kristin Culp, student coordinator with Red to Black.

One of the biggest challenges Red to Black faces is raising awareness, Culp said, and this event acts as a way to get attention from students. This year, they are adding new activities such as a scavenger hunt to previously popular activities like the piggy bank giveaway.

“We hope students come by and give it a chance,” she said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun for everybody. There’s something during the week for everyone.”

For more information, including a complete list of events, visit the Red to Black website at

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