Common Cents is a national personal finance nonprofit seeking to mend the financial literacy knowledge gap seen across the U.S. Founded in 2019, we're headquartered at Penn with branches at NYU, Yale, and Hopkins.
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Mission Statement: Common Cents seeks to mend the financial literacy gap seen across the U.S.
According to the Federal Reserve, in a basic financial literacy test comprising of three questions, only 33% of adults could answer all three questions. College students scored similarly.
This doesn't have to be that way.
Pillars: We strive to make personal finance...
- Innovative: We find innovative ways to make learning about personal finance appealing for a wide audience, ranging from high schoolers to undergrads.
- Interesting: We believe learning about personal finance should be fun, interactive, and engaging.
- Inclusive: We seek to break the stigma and fear of personal finance. Regardless of age, major, career, or income level, personal finance is important for everyone.
Applications have closed :(( but you can still join a community and make friends!! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org :)
- Content: Research personal finance topics and create docs and presentations for events
- Marketing: manage social media, run analytics for marketing strategy, and lead event promotion
- Design: design graphics, lead magnets, advertising, and emails
- Finance: track expenses, manage club budget, find partnerships, and hunt funding opportunities
- Social: facilitate external and cross-school Common Cents Community groups and manage internal team-bonding activities
Investing 101: Two investment managers from Goldman Sachs talked about the basics of investing
MasterChef - Meal Prep Edition: Common Cents and Penn Appétit partnered to teach about meal prepping on a budget with a live cooking demo