Gear Up students and their families taught importance of financial literacy
Being financially literate before going to college
LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN) — Keynote speaker Rachel Cruze shared her message with the students of handling money with wisdom, which is an all-too-important skill to have in this day and age. Financial literacy is increasingly important for the survival and success of our community.
"There is a way to be a student without a student loan. The big things are to go to a school that you can afford, which means you'll stay in state or maybe go to a community college, apply for scholarships and grants, and work. You can still work and be in school and pay your way through," says Rachel Cruze, speaker/writer for Dave Ramsey Organization.
Research has shown if a college student works twenty hours a week they can pay the way through an in-state school. The goal of the event was to improve the financial literacy of parents and begin awareness in students.