Florida State University

Gus A. Stavros Center

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Unconquered by Debt: A Financial Wellness Program

Program Goals

The goals of the program are to enhance financial literacy and transform decision making so that students become wealth creators. The program will promote balanced financial choices so that students fully understand they are responsible for their current and future lifestyles. The focus is on key life choices: career options, earning, spending, saving, investing, managing credit, evaluating risk, insuring assets, and planning for retirement. The Center seeks to build relationships around campus to promote and implement the program.

Program Resources

Our program covers 33 topics and provides the following resources for each:

  • Content Videos
  • A Topical Story
  • Book References
  • Other Web-Based Resources

Please visit our site to access the materials.


Sign up for any or all of this series of free workshops here. All workshops will be held at the Stavros Center for Economic Education, 250 S. Woodward Ave. (next to the UPS Store). Food and drinks will be provided at every event.

Certified Peer Mentors

Workshops are led by students who have completed a rigorous certification program to  become Certified Financial Peer Mentors.   In addition to leading these workshops, Peer Mentors also assist other students in personal finance matters and answer questions during individual meetings. To schedule a presentation or an appointment to discuss your situation email coss-financialpeermentors@fsu.edu.

Meet Our Peer Mentors

TJ Bean

TJ is a Senior at FSU majoring in Economics with a minor in Physics and Mathematics.  When he is not assisting students or giving presentations TJ likes to be active in some way. During his free time, he loves to paint with his friends or workout in the gym.

Jad Kabbani

Jad is a Junior at FSU majoring in Economics and minoring in International Relations.  In addition to his role in assisting students with financial wellness, Jad is involved in SGA and the Arab Student Union and enjoys working out and hanging out with friends in his free time. 

Ronny Legare

Ronny Legare is a Senior at FSU from Jacksonville, Florida, majoring in Economics and minoring in Biological Sciences. Learning about the importance of making smart financial decisions in Professor Joe Calhoun’s Personal Finance class was life-changing. It is an honor to be able to talk with other students on campus about personal finance in my role as a Peer Mentor in the Unconquered By Debt program. I have a passion for people and I am currently in the process of applying to law school so I can serve others. 

Tatiana Perez

Tatiana is a senior at Florida State University.  She is majoring in Economics and Actuarial Science with plans to attend graduate school.  Tatiana is excited to assist her peers in learning more about personal finance and budgeting.  Previously, she has worked as a Resident Assistant and within the National Residence Hall Honorary. 

Evelyn Martin

Evelyn Martin is a junior at FSU majoring in Economics and Political Science.  Additionally, she is an involved member in Phi Alpha Delta on campus and in her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with her friends.

Joshua Patterson

Joshua Patterson is a Senior at FSU majoring in Economics. Joshua became a Certified Financial Peer Mentor to provide help to those seeking financial literacy and wellness. Additionally, in his free time he enjoys basketball, weightlifting, and reading.

Become a Peer Mentor!

If you have an interest in personal finance, have successfully completed ECO 3041, and are comfortable presenting material in front of a group of your peers, please contact us to learn how to become a Certified Financial Peer Mentor: coss-financialpeermentors@fsu.edu

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