LCU promotes student financial well-being

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Lubbock Christian University intentionally provides its students with opportunities to learn how to make wise financial decisions for their future. One such opportunity occurred this week as TJ Ojehomon presented a two-part event on finance myths and financial planning after college, according to a school press release.

Ojehomon is a financial coach and real estate agent in Nashville, Tennessee who began his professional career in banking and financial services. He is the founder and former executive director of a student mentorship program called Project Purpose, which specializes in mentoring students in the areas of life skills, personal development, career readiness, and financial literacy. .

His presentation to LCU students this week, “The Twelve Biggest Myths About Life After College,” included information on misconceptions about money management, career choices and navigating your twenties. , the statement said.

“We want to prepare our students for a life of purpose and service. To do this, they must be good stewards of all aspects of their lives, including money. We want our students to be educated on wise financial choices, so that they are not hampered by financial constraints, but are able to serve the kingdom,” said Kecia Jackson, Associate Dean of Students and Coordinator of Title IX for the university in the press release. “TJ Ojehomon has done a fantastic job of giving students practical skills and tools to consider to make an intelligent decision every day. We are grateful to him for sharing his talents with our community.

Students often talk about how they would like to be better trained and educated in the areas of money, taxes, debt, and finance. LCU aims to equip students with the tools and information they need to succeed with their finances early in their college days.

Another example of the training offered to students is that the Financial Aid Office organizes a one-on-one financial counseling session for each new student. During the session, financial aid counselors discuss student loans and insist on only borrowing what is needed and students are given a summary of costs versus rewards.

“We are days away from April, which is Financial Literacy Month. This is such an important topic for all ages, but especially for college-aged students who are making important decisions at a young age,” added Randal Dement, Vice President of Student Life at LCU. decisions now and not wait until later. Now is the time for them to understand the results of saving, investing in their future through hard work, managing debt, and building for the future – discerning wisdom and truth in financial decisions.

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