A Peer-Based Financial Planning & Education Service Program: An Innovative Pedagogic Approach

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Joseph W. Goetz
Dorothy B. Durband
Ryan E. Halley
Kimberlee Davis


Financial education, financial planning, peer education, personal finance


This paper presents a peer-based financial planning and education program as a strategy to address the lack of financial literacy among college students and provide an experiential learning opportunity for students majoring in financial planning or other financial services-related disciplines. Benefits of such programs to campus communities are addressed by illustrating the current trends regarding student debt and financial literacy. The paper provides a specific description of a successful peer-to-peer financial planning and education program and encourages its replication at other colleges and universities. Through the review of this program, other schools may emulate effective strategies to assist in the implementation of this program as a pedagogical tool to improve students educational experience.


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