Students at Union-Endicott High School were given a lesson on how to prepare for the next phase of their lives.
Seniors at UE had the opportunity to sit in on a presentation from motivational speaker Arel Moodie last week.
Moodie has teamed up with Visions Federal Credit Union on his student success tour through New York and New Jersey where promotes financial literacy.
Moodie is a Brooklyn native and Binghamton University grad that has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Business Week and various other outlets.
He says there are easy ways for students to set themselves up for future financial success, “One of the biggest things is everyone always wants more money. One of the keys is not how much you make but how much you keep. So we’re going to emphasis this idea of doing what most people won’t so they can have what most people don’t. A great way to do that is to save 10% of all of your money. Imagine if you did that from 10 years ago to today how much money might you have. So hopefully I can open their minds up to simple ideas like that and have big returns.”
Students all received a copy of Moodie’s book “The Student Success Action Guide.”
It includes a 180 step checklist with things such as shaking your teachers hand and learning what FASFA means.
Those that complete the checklist can bring it into a Visions office and apply for one of five, $500 scholarships.