MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (11/12/14)--Financial experts on staff at TopLine FCU, Maple Grove, Minn., were once again called in to lead personal money management educational sessions at the Minnesota Student Leadership Summit in October.
TopLine FCU financial experts were called in to lead personal money management educational sessions in October at the Minnesota Student Leadership Summit. (MarketWired Photo)
For the sixth straight year, staff from the $253 million-asset credit union participated in the four-day summit, which attracted hundreds of college students from across the state to learn new ideas and trends they could take back and share with their campuses.
The students, who were selected as representatives of their schools by their peers, developed leadership skills, refined existing skills and networked with other student leaders across the state.
TopLine's sessions, called "The Real World of Personal Money Management," taught students how to manage finances; how to use credit wisely; what a credit score means and how it affects a consumer; budgeting tips; and strategies on how to reduce debt and prevent identity theft, among other topics.
"We are committed to improving financial literacy and developing personal money management skills for all ages, which is why the Minnesota Student Leadership Summit was an excellent venue to allow us to support student leaders who are committed to their own professional growth and development," said Vicki Erickson, TopLine vice president of marketing.
The personal finance portion of the summit began with a roundtable held by Justin Klander, executive director of the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCA).
The roundtable encouraged the students to talk about the resources college students must have to position themselves to be financially stable in the future.
"We are confident that our ongoing partnership with TopLine for the last six years has allowed us to provide a consistent message on financial literacy to the future workforce of Minnesota," Klander said. "TopLine's sessions at our annual summit develop students' personal finance knowledge and help them to grow as leaders by giving them the tools for financial stability that could last them a lifetime."