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Adulting 101

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Adulting 101

Adulting 101 is a series of workshops to help CSU, Chico students and University alumni on the sometimes bumpy journey to independence. The office of Student Life and Leadership hosts the series in conjunction with the Career Center and the Alumni Center. Adulting 101 covers life skills on everything from Car Smarts to Credit 101. More than 1,000 students attended the popular series during its inaugural year of 2016.


Money Management 101

Jaycob Arbogast, Arbogast Advisers


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Financial Advisor Jaycob Arbogast presents an overview of the basic elements of effective money management. He starts by explaining how to set up and use a personal budget. Arbogast then discusses the various types of student loans and how they can impact a student’s financial future. He concludes with some information about how young people can get ahead of the game by setting up a retirement account.

Presentation time: 40 Minutes


Credit 101

Cesar Alfaro

Branch Manager,

Golden 1 Credit Union


Anson Call

Membership Development Officer, Golden 1 Credit Union

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To use credit or not to use credit? That is the question, and Credit 101 has the answers. In this presentation, credit union employees Anson Call and Cesar Alfaro (a CSU, Chico alum) talks about establishing credit, how interest rates work, and how credit scores can lead to a positive financial outlook.

Presentation Time: 1 hour, 1 minute


Taxes 101

Niels Thomas,


Beta Alpha Psi

AJ Johnson

Director of VITA,

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Zoe Pelletier

Director of VITA Elect,

Beta Alpha Psi

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This presentation could be subtitled, “Everything you wanted to know about taxes but were afraid to ask.” The presenters thoroughly cover all aspects of coping with taxes, from a pre-tax checklist (such as collecting the proper forms) to how to file a tax return to how and when refunds are given. They also answer questions specific to students, such as how to claim tuition fee payments as a deduction and whether a student is considered “independent” from his or her parents. The presentation concludes with a step-by-step walk-through of filling out a tax form.

Presentation time: 55 minutes

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