#MacTalksMoney Workshop Series

All workshops will take place from 12:30 – 1: 30 p.m. and take place in Gilmour Hall, Room 110 (unless otherwise specified).
Registration is on OSCARplus.

Yikes! I Don’t Know my Monthly Expenses

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Overwhelmed with figuring out what it really costs to live every month? No problem. Let us help you break it down into manageable pieces. In this workshop we’ll compare your essential costs and your discretionary expenses to make a spending plan that works for you.

The Walking Debt

Monday, November 6, 2017

Let’s have a conversation about stress and money. Did you know that money is the second biggest stress in student life? You are not alone. Join us for a discussion on how to conquer your fears and find solutions that work to combat stress.

Find out your Money Personality

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Come, play a fun game and find out what kind of relationship you have with your money. Why do you spend the way that you do? Join us for a thoughtful reflection on our individual money personality and how that affects your spending habits.

Keeping up with your Credit Score

Monday, November 13, 2017

What’s all the hype about credit score? Do you even have one? If not, where do you start? Join us for conversations around understanding credit and how not to get burned.

Game of Loans

Thursday, November 16, 2017

There’s no two ways about it, you are accumulating debt! That debt will eventually need to be paid back. We can help you  next steps are, and what to expect. We’ll help you get in a position to minimize debt and be prepared for your financial life after Mac.

Wheel of Fortune – Building Wealth

Monday, November 20, 2017

Did you know you can start building wealth as a student? In this workshop, you will learn about important investment options and the power of starting early. We’ll teach you the secrets of compounding interest and how to increase wealth for the future.

How to Shop for a Credit Card

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Just like you shop for the best cell phone deal, you should also shop around for the best credit card. Find out which incentives work best for you and how payments and interest charges are calculated. Most important, learn how to use credit cards wisely.



Money Coaching

Come by and talk to an accredited money coach every Monday and Thursday. Our money coach will help you examine your financial situation, discuss possible options and help you create a plan of action that best suits your needs. This service is available to all full-time undergraduates and graduates. Looking for advice or have questions about your financial wellness, visit us!

Here are some topics you can cover with a money coach:

  • Juggling bills
  • Making a spending plan
  • Credit card shopping
  • Debt repayment
  • Setting financial goals
  • Building wealth
  • Taxes
  • Financial life after Mac

Money Mondays: By Appointment

Make an appointment to meet one-on-one with an accredited money coach. Appointments are available every Monday and can be booked in OSCARplus.

Steps to book an appointment:
  1. Log into OSCARplus with your MAC ID.
  2. Select Appointments.
  3. Select Student Success Centre Appointments.
  4. Select Mac’s Money Centre.

Concerns regarding your student account or financial aid should be directed to the Student Accounts & Cashiers or Student Financial Aid & Scholarships office respectively.

Thursday Drop-in Clinics

Drop by Gilmour Hall (GH 110) on Thursday afternoons to speak with a money coach from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Meetings are 15 minutes and are available on a first-come basis.



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Enriched Start

Mac’s Money Centre has invested in the Enriched Start program to engage and connect McMaster students to a series of videos that are funny, entertaining and insightful .This new program was co-founded by Kevin Cochran and Jay Seabrook with funding partners from CBC’s famous Dragons Den, Bruce Croxon and Jim Treliving. The content is specifically relevant for university students and developed with you in mind.

Take some time to watch the videos; you will be surprised at what you will learn.

This program includes several modules that cover:

  • Money Myths
  • Credit and Credit Cards
  • Careers
  • Your Personal Brand
  • Goal Setting
  • Building Wealth

To get started, simply click the icon below and register with your McMaster email address at the Login menu.

Disclaimer: Please note that the Enriched Start product is external to McMaster and not affiliated with McMaster University. McMaster University does not: (a) control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the information; (b) endorse the views expressed or products or services offered by Enriched Start; (c) endorse or guarantee in any way the organizations, services, advice or products on the Website; or (d) without limiting the foregoing, make any representations or warranties whatsoever in respect of Enriched Start and its services, including without limitation in respect of accuracy of information or quality of services. We recommend you seek out the advice of professional financial advisors prior to making any sizable investments.