The monster that is money

By Ilwad Salex
General Reporter

Money. Some love it. Some might hate it, but regardless, it’s undeniable the power it has on the world today.

From getting groceries to renting an apartment or even getting a snack before that 12 pm class, you usually need money to do it. With the thought of money, there comes many thoughts. People want to know how they can obtain it, spend it or maybe even keep it. Regardless, learning more about money and how to deal with it is always a good choice.

On January 26th of this year, RCTC held a Student Life event through Zoom called, “Money Isn’t Scary.” Rachel Sheerin facilitated this event and was willing to help those who wanted help with some money questions.

During the session, Sheerin put a big emphasis on remembering that money isn’t this big scary monster that many believe it to be and that how you perceive money shouldn’t negatively define you. Especially in educational environments like colleges, money is a huge topic. It’s easy to let yourself get consumed by the thoughts of tuition, rent and money for food.

“However, it’s also important to be able to take that step back and let yourself breathe from the stress,” said Sheerin.

Her Zoom session included her own personal experiences with money, and she was excited to see the similarities and differences she shared with the audience. The session focused on helping students understand money’s place in their worlds.

“You’re not supposed to know. You’re not behind,” said Sheerin.

She made it clear that it is okay to be unaware and full of questions about money, and she wanted   an open, safe environment to make it easy for the audience to ask questions.

RCTC’s Student Life  offers events like this to go to on a variety of topics. If you are interested attending one, make sure to visit the Student Life page on the RCTC website.

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