USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Wealth-Building Resources

Investments: Saving for College, Retirement and More

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Watch & Learn:

Build Your Wealth: Common Sense Investment Strategies

Webinar Presented by George Thompson (June 21, 2023)

USC Credit Union – Financial Education

USC Credit Union provides information on savings and investing, planning and managing retirement, and paying for college. Also find out about how to buy a home and prevent elder fraud. Use their “Financial Focu$” resource to access personalized learning according to your needs.

College Savings Resources is an independent resource for parents and financial professionals, providing them with information and tools to understand the benefits of 529 college savings plans and how they can prepare to meet the challenge of increasing college costs.

Retirement Resources is a health and wealth website dedicated to providing accurate information and research on a variety of retirement topics. Check out their guides on Medicare and Retirement After the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Additional Investment Options

Additional investment options include cryptocurrency, NFTs, shares of art, and the stock market through Robin Hood. These provide multiple streams of income but are also very volatile. Please do your education before investing in any of these streams. As with any investment, do not invest more than you can afford to lose. We will be sharing a workshop from a partner when it’s available.

You can also start your education at

First Citizens Bank sponsors financial empowerment programs conducted by the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. Explore “Insights” on their website for advice on personal, small business and commercial finance, plus wealth management.