Your Finances, Your Future: The SUNY Old Westbury Financial Literacy Fair

Event date: 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm


Student Union, Multipurpose Rooms
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Did you know that April is Financial Awareness Month?

What better time could there be to offer the SUNY Old Westbury community a one-day program to help answer critical questions concerning personal finance?

Presented by the Financial Literacy at Old Westbury (FLOW) Committee, the Fair will offer news and advice for students, faculty and staff to support them in making sound financial decisions, understanding the impact those decisions can have on their lives, and recognizing the different financial choices available to them depending on their own individual needs.

The Fair will include an exhibition hall and workshops throughout the day. Topics and workshops scheduled to date include:Logo with bubble person and text that reads GO WITH THE FLOW

  • Building Credit/Credit Cards 
  • Identity Theft/Taxes
  • Budgeting/Banking 
  • Insurance/Investing/Loans
  • Retirement Planning & Pension Info 
  • Financial Planning
  • And more...

Come before class! Come after class! Come during Common Hour or during a break!

Investing your time at this fair will pay real dividends for your future!

This event is free and open to all students and employees of the College!

(Of course, employees must obtain supervisory approval to attend)

Great Raffle Prizes and gift cards, as well as snacks and other giveaways.


Download PDF Agenda

9:00 am Vendor Registration / Set-Up
9:30 am to 4:00 pm Exhibition Hall Open
Multipurpose Rooms A & B
9:55 to 10:40 am Credit / Budgeting Insights Presentation
Multipurpose Room C
Bethpage Federal Credit Union & First National Bank of Long Island
Personal credit and borrowing; the logistics! Defining budget and credit: what is a credit score, how does it affect you, how to improve a credit score, credit cards and Myth Busters.
11:35 am to 12:20 pm ABC’s of Financial Planning / How Money Works
Multipurpose Room C
New York Life Insurance & Primerica
Basic financial planning, 5 investment traps of retirement, shifting your money mindset and looking to retirement.
12:00 to 2:00 pm Retirement and Insurance Update (OW Employees)
Cyber Lounge
SUNY Approved Organizations: Fidelity Investments, NYS Deferred Compensation, TIAA & VALIC
1:15 to 2:00 pm Charge it Right / Budget & Banking Presentation Multipurpose Room C
New York Community Bank & People’s United Bank
Overview of Credit: how to apply for credit, credit card statements, paying the bills, and using credit responsibly.
2:50 to 3:35 pm Tax Forum / Identity Theft Presentation
Multipurpose Room C
OW Department of Accounting, Taxation & Business LawSummary of the recent tax law changes will be discussed and what plans need to be made to be sure the 2018 and 2019 tax year goes smoothly for you.
4:00 pm Raffle Drawings
Multipurpose Rooms A & B
Presented by the FLOW Committee

**  Gift Cards at Each Workshop; Raffle Drawings and Prizes at the End of the Fair  ** 


Call 516-876-3191 or come to the Business Office, Campus Center Room H-310