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University of Oklahoma + MidFirst Bank 

The University of Oklahoma and MidFirst Bank created an innovative, personalized financial education program to help incoming students understand and prepare for the financial impact of a college education.

MidFirst MoneyMoments® has tips on saving money, balancing a checkbook, handling credit, and more. Let MidFirst MoneyMoments be your guide with tools and information to help keep your finances on track throughout college and into your professional life!

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Additional Financial Education Topics:

When you have a clear focus as to “why” you are creating and following a budget, then you are more likely to stick with it. What’s most important to you? Click below to discover budgeting methods to keep you on track.

You + Overspending = Debt. This is why we need to budget! Just because budgeting is simple does not mean it's easy. Click below to discover ways to set a budget and avoid overspending.

Homeownership can be a personally and financially rewarding endeavor, but it’s not for everyone. Choosing whether to rent or buy affects many aspects of your life, so the benefits of each should be carefully considered. Click below to learn if buying or renting a house is the best option for you.

Buying a car is an exciting, yet sometimes daunting experience. A car is a major purchase, so “research, research, research” is the key to saving money and making sure you get the right car for you, at the right price, with the right financing. Click below to learn four tips to keep in mind when car shopping.

We know taxes can be tough to understand and navigate as a college student. Click below to learn about common tax terms and form.

Identity theft is a widespread problem in today's electronic world. It occurs when someone uses your personal information for illegal gain. Click below to learn how you can protect your identity and recognize common identity theft scams.

Learning to save and invest as a college student is an excellent way to build financial literacy skills! Savings can be used for fun things like going on a vacation, upgrading technology, purchasing a home or car, or furthering your education. Investing on the other hand, is useful when planning for retirement, becoming an entrepreneur, or long-term financial success. Click below to learn four tips to help your money grow.

Lenders use your credit score to determine if it is safe to lend you money. Having good credit = low risk to lenders and low interest rates for you. A low interest rate can save you thousands of dollars when buying a home or car! Click below to learn how you can build your credit history.

Students need to get the most out of every dollar they can get their hands on. Understanding the concept of the "9 Things" will help students navigate the increasingly troubled financial waters of obtaining your college degree. The key is not having the most money, but using the money you do have wisely.

Disclaimer: The MoneyCoach team and University of Oklahoma staff who work with students on financial issues such as federal student aid, private student aid and serving loans do not provide investment, legal, 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, and/or tax advisors or to be the basis of specific financial planning activities. If you need investment, legal, and/or tax advice, please consult with one of these professionals