Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy

Note: Due to the situation around COVID-19, this in-person course is being replaced by a similar online course called Foundations of Financial Wellness. Whoever completes the course online will receive 100 points under the Four Cornerstone course on their portal.

100 wellbeing points

A big part of overall wellbeing is feeling in control of your finances. The University has partnered with LSS Financial Counseling to provide a complete course to help you build financial literacy and take control over money.

The course is comprised of four classes, each of which deal with a different cornerstone of personal finance such as:

  • Budgeting to create savings
  • Debt reduction and asset building
  • Building a good credit rating
  • Consumer protection and financial institutions

2019-2020 Course Dates and Times

Courses are open to employees only and have an attendance cap of 20 people. Because attendance is limited, you must commit to attending all four 90-minute sessions to register for the course. To earn 100 wellbeing points you also must attend all four sessions and sign the attendance sheet at each session.

Morris and Duluth Four Cornerstones sessions are being communicated and managed by representatives right on campus. For information on sessions in Morris, contact Angie Berlinger at For information on Duluth sessions, you can reach out to

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If you were not able to get into a course, the University does have financial counseling available.