USC Upstate, SunTrust Partner for Financial Literacy Program

August 6, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. – Financial literacy and making solid financial decisions in today’s economy is a must. With that in mind, SunTrust Bank will partner with the University of South Carolina Upstate’s George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics to host a five-week financial literacy program for USC Upstate students, faculty, staff and the community.

The series will be held Tuesdays beginning Sept. 4 and run through Oct. 2, 2018 beginning at 12:10 p.m. in the BMW Classroom located at The George, 160 E. St. John St., downtown Spartanburg.

Class dates and topics include:

  • Introduction, Money Basics and Credit Scores – Sept. 4
  • Education, Career, Debt and Meeting Financial Goals – Sept. 11
  • Budget for Job and Big Purchases: Buying a Car – Sept. 18
  • Big Purchases – Buying a Home, Insurance and Savings – Sept. 25
  • Investments, Retirement Savings and Top Money Mistakes – Oct. 2

The class will be led by USC Upstate instructor Becky Goessel. With more than 20 years of experience, Goessel has a strong background in big four accounting, auditing, financial analysis, month-end closing, financial reporting, corporate budgeting and management reporting. She is a certified public accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

The program is FREE to USC Upstate students; $25 for faculty, staff and USC Upstate retirees; and $50 for community members. Lunch is provided.

To register, visit