“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”
William E. Henley, author of the poem “Invictus”, so eloquently identifies that there are choices to be made in life. By increasing your knowledge of financial literacy, you are becoming more aware of what choices would be considered advantageous to you. You are the pilot. There is no passing the responsibility on to someone else. You have the opportunity to be financially healthy...if you choose wisely.
To be financially responsible, you need to be aware of the pros and cons of using credit and debit cards, what actions directly effect your credit score, and how to keep your financial and personal information safe and secure. The mission of FLY@ECU is to identify and recommend resources that will inform and assist you when the time comes to make decisions that will affect you in matters of finance now, and in the future.
“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.”
— Will Rogers
“Just keep swimming.”
"Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.”
— Benjamin Franklin
“Personal finance is only 20% head knowledge. It’s 80% behavior!”
— Dave Ramsey
“Debt is like any other trap, easy to get into, but hard enough to get out of.”
— Josh Billings
“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.”
— James W. Frick
“If you're saving, you’re succeeding.”
— Steve Burkholder