Starkville, Miss. (WCBI) – She manages the state’s finances and one of her goals is teaching financial literacy at the youngest ages.
Wednesday, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch brought her message to students at Mississippi State University. From managing credit cards to saving for the future, Fitch also told students money problems in their college days can haunt them when they start looking for employment after graduation.
Fitch spoke about the importance of managing debt and understanding what money can bring.
“First of all, financial literacy effects everything that a person does through their entire life. So it’s a critical life skill to talk about in-depth…how you can manage your money, how you save and how you manage your debt and how you move forward, whether you are an entrepreneur or work with someone. But it’s so important that everyone understand the empowerment of money and not be afraid of it,” explained Fitch.
Fitch met with a group of students who will serve as mentors for others to help them avoid debt problems.