Get help and financial advice from our financial service interns and certified faculty members at no cost. Our financial service providers can help you with debt, savings, large purchases, tax planning, estate planning, and more.
From January to April, you can get your tax return prepared at no cost by our financial planning student volunteers, supervised by faculty.
If you are interested in offering VITA services at your facility, please review our resources.
We are proud to have some of the top financial planning researchers in the country as our faculty members. Our department has contributed to numerous studies on risk tolerance, financial attitudes, financial literacy, savings behavior, and other relevant topics.
As part of Project F.R.E.E., parents can learn how to build and manage financial resources effectively to support their families. Topics include financial institutions, spending, savings, investments, credit, debt, and financial goal-setting. The program meets once a week for 2 hours over the course of 3 weeks.
During tax season, Project F.R.E.E. also offers a 2-hour tax preparation and filing assistance course, with a focus on family-related tax credits, including Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Discover the secrets surrounding money, personal financial decision making, and investing during a week-long camp taught by our graduate students. Kids will have fun learning how to get the most out of money Each day is filled with hands-on games, funny stories, interesting facts, and a variety of activities such as watching, learning, and critiquing financial behaviors as shown on television and the movies. Field trips include visiting financial institutions, participating in a bank search in downtown Athens, and shopping for food, fun, and bargains in local stores. At the end of this week, campers will know more about the secrets of money than many adults!
Hosted by Michael G. Thomas, Jr., AFC, and Matt J. Goren, Ph.D., Nothing Funny About Money is a radio show that tackles some of the sticky topics about personal finance. You can tune in to WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM on the first Friday (1:30pm) and Sunday (12:30pm) of every month, or you can visit their Nothing Funny About Money for episode recordings.