Throughout the month of April 2021, organizations across the nation promoted activities designed to improve financial literacy, especially among young people. April is National Financial Literacy Month and in celebration, the Savannah (GA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated offered three segments of college financial literacy. The chapter promoted financial literacy education at the college level launching, Links Financially Intelligent Tigers (Links F.I.T.) at Savannah State University. The objectives aligned with Jump$tart, the organization that created National Financial Literacy Month.
Links chapter member Patrece Grant helped design the program using her background in banking, finance, real estate and housing. Her perspective is that college students need financial tools while in school to encourage them to graduate with financial obligations that may hinder their future life and career plans.
Links F.I.T.’s financial literacy education included a presentation on budgeting and saving by Taylor Grant, Financial Representative from Northwestern Mutual, followed by a workshop on the importance of credit and credit ratings by Tina Browning, Certified Financial Educator from Queensborough National Bank and Trust and a presentation on investing by Malik Epps, an associate and member of the TrueBridge investment team.