– Deadlines Extended –

Due to the delay in FAFSA data being supplied to the University of Oregon, the UO is extending the confirmation deadline to June 1, 2024, for first-year students admitted for fall 2024. We are also extending the priority FAFSA filing deadline to April 1, 2024, for all UO students.

Financially Free Ducks

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Financially Free Ducks Podcast

We are pleased to present Financially Free Ducks, a podcast for the University of Oregon community. Each episode is geared toward redefining what a conversation around personal finance can be. Our mission is to empower UO students, faculty members, staff, and others to gain confidence and knowledge through shared stories and experiences. We are helping the Duck community move closer to having the awareness to make smart financial decisions during and after college.

 

Ep.14 Investing Part 3: What's a Mutual Fund Anyways?

The Financially Free Ducks are celebrating Financial Literacy Month with a four-part series on investing. This week, Alex Hooks, a Peer Financial Coach at the Financial Wellness Center, breaks down what stocks, mutual funds, and bonds are. He gives listeners guidance on figuring out what kind of investment is right for them and shares a bit of his own experience.

 


Ep.13 Investing Part 2: Retirement?

April is National Financial Literacy Month, and we're celebrating here at the Financially Free Ducks with a four-part series on investing. Join us as Eliza Black, a Peer Financial Coach at the Financial Wellness Center, explains the difference between retirement accounts and regular brokerage accounts. In this episode, Eliza covers the meaning of tax-deferred, how to feel confident in investing, and more on how to get started. 

 


Ep.12 Investing Part 1: The Basics

April is National Financial Literacy Month, and we're celebrating here at the Financially Free Ducks with a four-part series on investing. Join us as Solomon Bandy, a Peer Financial Coach at the Financial Wellness Center, to learn about investing. In this episode, Solomon covers the basics of investing and transitioning from just saving to launching your investment journey. Plus, he shares practical tips on budgeting for investing.

 


Ep.11 Community Credit Unions with Tiffany Washington

Tiffany Washington has over 30 years of experience at SELCO Community Credit Union, where she is currently the Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations. Tiffany has worked her way up at SELCO and has watched the credit union grow in locations and impact. In this episode, she breaks down how credit unions work, and how students can be utilizing them. She shares her experience as a woman in the industry, and what shifts she has seen in credit unions in the past few decades.  

 


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