We present financial education to CU students on a variety of topics including but not limited to spending, ID theft, credit, saving, managing debt and student loans. We collaborate with the Office of Financial Aid who helps students with student loan default prevention and default management. We offer workshops, online resources, and individualized one-on-one education sessions to help students make sense of their personal finances and make good financial decisions.
Our mission is to present unbiased financial information and resources to empower and educate CU students to help them make sound financial decisions now and in the future.
Niomi Williams is the Financial Literacy Educator for CU Money Sense. She presents on-campus personal finance workshops, facilitates one-on-one financial education sessions, writes our weekly blog posts on money management, and maintains our social media channels. Niomi has a M.A. in Communications from Wichita State University and started with CU Money Sense in April 2013. She recently completed training to be a Certified Personal Financial Manager. When she’s not spending her free time reading personal finance books, she’s looking for new trails to hike along the Front Range.
Susie Jacobs is the Director of CU Money Sense and Manager of Communications in the Bursar’s Office at CU Boulder. She has worked in various positions in the Bursar’s Office for over twenty years and was instrumental in creating CU Boulder’s financial literacy program. Susie oversees long-term planning and program development for CU Money Sense.
Susie applied for and received her first credit card at the UMC back when credit card companies were allowed on campus. It was a CitiBank card with a 19.25% interest rate. Like everyone, she vowed she would only use it for emergencies and pay off the balance each month. And like almost everyone, that didn’t happen. She later maxed out that credit card on a trip to Miami for the Orange Bowl (not good use of the credit card but it was a great trip!). She likes spending time with family and her dog, volunteering in the community, and hiking around beautiful Colorado.