MoneySmart$ U is a platform for students to learn about money at every stage of their college careers. From pre-college to considering graduate school, the MoneySmart$ U platform lets students choose the course that best suits their stage in school. Each course includes high energy videos that cut through the noise students are inundated with. These courses teach students how to sort through credit card offers, plan for living expenses, decide what to do with work income, and figure out how to prepare for their financial futures. These courses are not primarily about financial literacy though. A great financial life doesn’t start with definitions, it starts with behavior change. Through videos, calculators, charts, infographics, and assessments, the MoneySmart$ U platform grabs students' attention, puts them on a healthy financial path, and helps them start their financial lives on the right foot.
MoneySmart$ U is the brainchild of Phil Schuman, Director of Financial Literacy at Indiana University, and national financial expert Peter Dunn. Their combined expertise in student affairs and financial wellness is what makes MoneySmart$ U a unique and high impact student platform.
Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning comedian and an award-winning financial mind. He's a USA TODAY columnist and the author of ten books. He is the host of the popular radio show, The Pete the Planner Show, and the podcast Million Dollar Plan. Pete has appeared regularly on CNN Headline News, Fox News, Fox Business, Good Morning America as well as numerous nationally syndicated radio programs. Pete is regularly considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world.
Phil Schuman serves as the Director of Financial Literacy at Indiana University, managing the implementation of a range of financial education programs across all IU campuses and is the founder of the award-winning IU MoneySmarts program. Phil is also a co-creator of MoneySmarts U, a financial education platform designed to help students from high school to recent graduates make informed financial decisions. Phil has a Bachelors in Psychology from DePauw University and an MBA from Indiana University.