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2008.03.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Jaime Ishii - University Relations intern
phone: 402.201.1798 - email: jishii@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Accounting Students Develop ‘Money’ Web Site

Omaha - The trappings of credit cards, the specifics of student loans and fallacies of unnecessary car payments get profiled and explained on a website designed by University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) finance students for fellow college students.

Beta Alpha Psi at UNO, an honorary accounting organization for students, created Mavmoney.com this semester. The Web site is the UNO chapter’s answer to a challenge handed down by the honorary’s head office--find a way to communicate with and educate students about financial matters. The goal of this service project is to increase financial literacy in a meaningful way.

“The website was chosen for its more permanent, and convenient presence,” said Scott Bradley, Web site director and an accounting/management information systems graduate student. “It can be a slippery slope when financial advice is given. The website tries to stay on the path--non-biased and educational.”

This project serves not only as an educational tool to those who visit it, but also as a learning experience for those involved in the inception and creation of the site, Bradley said. MavMoney.com has two directors, Bradley and Nicole Furman. A team of 12 students worked to launch the site Feb. 25. Their combined efforts work to maintain, market and track the website as part of the project.

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