Financial Literacy: Understanding Credit Workshop
By Brent Davis, PhD
On April 7, 2022, the Financial Aid Department hosted a webinar to bring awareness to students and staff about the importance of good financial credit. Among the topics covered were FICO scores, financial health, identity theft, and credit reports, followed by a question-and-answer session. The presenter was from one of the two banks used by AUHS to provide student loans, and many found the presentation to be very helpful, especially the question-and-answer session afterward.
Financial literacy was also very important in the Bible. Proverbs 27: 23,24 reminds us:
Know the state of your flocks,
and put your heart into caring for your herds,
for riches don’t last forever,
and the crown might not be passed to the next generation. (NLT)
On the other hand, Christ reminded his disciples that: “a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God” (Luke 12:21, NLT).