About CC Events
CC regularly holds events that engage the Penn community with personal finance. Our diverse range of events caters to students' varying interests and needs, providing valuable opportunities to expand financial knowledge and develop essential skills. From speaker events led by experts to interactive budgeting workshops to collaborations with our campus partners, our events offer a dynamic platform for learning and exploring different aspects of personal finance.
Most CC events are open to the entire Penn community. However, General Body Members have priority access to smaller specialized events focusing on advanced personal finance topics hosted by knowledgeable CC committee members that go beyond the basics of personal finance. Learn more about becoming a GBMer here!
Looking to Partner with Us?
Penn Common Cents encourages on-campus organizations and external parties to join our mission in making personal finance accessible for all. If you're interested in wokring with us on an event, please reach out to our Event Planning team here!
The Power of Points—Why I Have 15 Credit Cards
Common Cents’ very own co-founder, John Ta (MLS '22), gave insider tips on what credit cards are, the best ways to optimize for rewards, and, most importantly, explained why he owns 15 cards at age 22.
Golden Opportunities: Unlock Your Investment Potential with Goldman Sachs
Joe Mangini (W ‘03), the VP of Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management offered valuable advice on investing for the future—with a focus on asset allocation and managing macroeconomic risks.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Personal Finance Edition w/ Riepe College House
First-year residents at Riepe played Who Wants to be a Millionaire—with a $300 top prize, lifelines, and personal finance themed questions that touched on topics like budgeting, credit/debt, investing, insurance, and estate planning.
Credit Card Crash Course w/ AIS
Common Cents collaborated with the Association of International Students to deliver a credit card event, with special focus on optimizing one’s credit score, applying for an SSN/ITIN, and taking advantage of seldom-used rewards and benefits to get value from credit cards. This event was specifically targeted towards international students and the FGLI community.