Vienne Gives Tips On Financial Literacy


Oct. 2, 2009

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There are no federal bailouts for college students in financial trouble, but Sam Houston State University offers its students a helping hand to manage their money and their debts.


“The purpose of a college education is to help students learn how to solve problems,” said Kristy Vienne, director of the Student Money Management Center, “and we see a lot of students who are in need of solutions.  The first step is to become financially literate.


“We see a lot of students in financial trouble; the majority of students are in debt, but they are also smart, responsible and eager to learn how to better manage their resources,” she said.

Here’s her best advice to college students and their parents:



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