Video: State of the University
The State of the University address, given by President Kevin M. Ross at 1 p.m. today, is available for viewing on demand.
Published Dec. 01, 2009
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Jim Kassar, coordinator of Lynn's mathematics department and assistant math professor, created a top-5 list of pointers to help students manage their money – and their credit – this holiday season.
"I felt it was important to reiterate the first pointer," said Kassar, explaining why he bookends the list with the same advice. "It is really the most important thing students should know when using a credit card – especially when bills pile up during the holidays. They need to understand the difference between good and bad debt."
In class, Kassar and his students often look at credit – what he calls "one of the most important things in their lives." In a recent Sun-Sentinel article, Humberto Cruz wrote, "...credit cards are a way to freedom."
"Liken that freedom to running wild and having a great time," said Kassar. "Then when the bill comes, you lose your freedom and are in credit card prison."