Aspire Clinic

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.

Visit the ASPIRE website to learn about our offerings and how to make an appointment.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for Clients

From January to April, you can get your tax return prepared at no cost by our financial planning student volunteers, supervised by faculty.

Visit the VITA client website to learn about what to bring, our locations, and how to make an appointment.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for Clinics

If you are interested in offering VITA services at your facility, please review our resources.

Contact Lance Palmer for questions.

Research Services

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.

If you would like to use our research resources for a financial study, contact Dr. John Grable.   

Discovering Money Solutions

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).

Learn more about Discovering Money Solutions

Money Dawgs Summer Youth Camp

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!

Learn more about Money Dawgs

Nothing Funny About Money

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.