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Financial Literacy & Wellness


What is Financial Literacy & Wellness and why is it important?


The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) defines financial literacy as: 


“Possessing the skills and knowledge on financial matters to confidently take effective action that best fulfills an individual’s personal, family and global community goals.”

Financial literacy education is ongoing “teachable moments” in which applicable financial information is timely and relevant to the learner at any given time and in almost every situation. Although not every situation can be resolved, the University of Colorado Denver's CU Denver’s Financial Literacy program's main focus is to provide awareness, change financial mindsets and behaviors, and improve lives and financial well-being.
By improving knowledge, changing financial mindsets, and building capabilities to make solid choices, it is our hope that unresolvable situations and circumstances will become solvable or at least minimal. And students who learn to be financial responsible NOW will graduate with the tools needed to make sound financial decisions for a
To increase awareness, various workshops, presentations and on-line learning resources and tools are available through our Financial Literacy Education service that will enhance your financial knowledge and capacity for higher learning. Example workshops include topics such as: Budgeting and Spending​, Student Loan Repayment, and Your Credit Matters.
Checkout our Financial Literacy Education website on a regular basis for a full listing of upcoming workshops, presentations and on-line tools at For questions or to request workshops or a presentation, please send an email to​.​

DISCLAIMER: CU Denver Financial Literacy Education is for informational and educational services only; NO ADVICE IS PROVIDED.

Educational services through the CU Denver Financial Literacy Education services are for educational services only. As a disclaimer, we do not provide investment, legal, debt consolidation, debt management or tax advice. The information provided is for general educational purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your investment, legal, tax advisors and/or credit counselors or to be the basis of specific trading, investment or debt consolidation and management activities. If you need investment, legal, tax advice, and/or credit counseling, please consult with your professional and/or financial representatives.

The links to third-party financial resources are provided as a convenience for informational purposes only. The University of Colorado Denver or its Financial Literacy Education services neither endorses or approves any of the products, services or opinions of the entities or individuals associated with these links. Nor does The University of Colorado Denver or its Financial Literacy Education services bear any responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of any external site associated with the links provided or any subsequent links.