Personal Finance 101: HBCUs to Develop Financial Planning Curriculum for Students
Isom, Wendy, Black Enterprise
During her four years of teaching personal finance at Hampton University, Lisa L. Martin has seen students who have never even broached the subject of financial planning.
And what they don't know about financial planning can hurt them and the future of black wealth. "We've had seniors that are graduating and have very good GPAs but they can't get a job because their credit scores are bad," Martin says.
Martin, 37, is an instructor at the School of Business at Hampton who says there is a lot students don't understand about personal finance. "I could probably fill the whole semester with question-and-answer sessions. Until you're exposed to financial planning, you just …
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Publication information: Article title: Personal Finance 101: HBCUs to Develop Financial Planning Curriculum for Students. Contributors: Isom, Wendy - Author. Magazine title: Black Enterprise. Volume: 36. Issue: 9 Publication date: April 2006. Page number: 33. © 2007 Earl G. Graves Publishing Co., Inc. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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