Money Mentors
​Money Mentors are trained students who collaborate and educate their peers on how to
establish foundations of Financial Wellness. Through their position they "inspire confidence and establish outreach programs to promote financial education here at CMU.”

Andrea Balser
Andrea Balser
Hometown: West Branch, MI

Major: Personal Financial Planning

Financial Wellness Tip
Always have a budget, and spend less
than you make.



Emily Dimet
Emily Dimet

Hometown: Stanton, MI
Major: International Administration

Financial Wellness Tip
Be realistic and honest with yourself
when budgeting!



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Sara Fisk

Hometown: Big Rapids, MI

Major: Education


Financial Wellness Tip
Find people you are comfortable discussing finances with. This will not only help you make better decisions, but will also reduce
financial stress. 



Ava Gish

Ava Gish
Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI 
Major: Sociology: Criminal and Social Justice 

Financial Wellness Tip
Budget for the future!! It may seem far away, but it will come sooner than you think!



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Kayla Hoyt

Hometown: Freeland, MI
Majors: Music Education and Performance 


Financial Wellness Tip
Make a budget and stick to it. Money problems happen very fast.





Jennifer Kalafut

Jennifer Kalafut
Hometown: Washington, MI
Major: Advertising

Financial Wellness Tip
Having a budget is key so that you know where your money is going and where you have the room to spend. 




Paige Millikin

Paige Millikin
Hometown: Grayling, MI
Major: Personal Financial Planning


F
inancial Wellness Tip
Be aware of your current financial situation, and some potential ways to improve it! 




Runita Patton

Runita Patton
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Major: Psychology


Financial Wellness Tip
Save your money and you will be happy! 





Emily Ritter

Emily Ritter
Hometown: Bronson, MI
Major: Actuarial Science

Financial Wellness Tip
Keep a weekly and monthly budget. Weekly budget for groceries and leisure, monthly for expenses and long-term investments.


Max-Edward Rizer

Max-Edward Rizer
Hometown: Mason, MI
Majors: Philosophy & Psychology


Financial Wellness Tip
Start a Roth IRA as soon as you are able.



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Eboni Ross
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Major: Sociology: Criminal and Social Justice 

Financial Wellness Tip
Seek help when it seems you have no control on your spending.



Alex Salgat

Alex Salgat
Hometown: Lake Odessa, MI
Major: Accounting 

Financial Wellness Tip
Appreciate what you have and make plans for getting what you want. 



Jacquelyn Umpstead

Jacquelyn Umpstead
Hometown: Lansing, MI
Major: Marketing

Financial Wellness Tip
Always keep track of the money you are spending, $5 craving boxes can add up.


Jacquelyn Umpstead

Jeremy Whitmore
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ometown: St. Anthony, ID
Major: Personal Financial Planning

Financial Wellness Tip
Live within your means and avoid debt,
if possible.


Kailie Wielenga

Kailie Wielenga
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ometown: Holland, MI
Major: Accounting

Financial Wellness Tip
Start saving for retirement as early 
as possible!


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Myiah Williams
H
ometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Finance

Financial Wellness Tip
If you can’t afford to buy it twice you can’t afford to buy it at all! ​




Leadership Team

Courtney Morris

Courtney Morris
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ometown: Detroit, MI
Doctoral Graduate Assistant

Financial Wellness Tip
Don't compare your finances to those around you. Additionally, include
Self-Care treats into your budget.



Anna Sheufelt
Anna Sheufelt
H
ometown: Okemos, MI
Graduate Assistant for Student Programming

Financial Wellness Tip
Start now and keep at it! Finances aren't learned over night.





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Easton Hamel
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ometown: Ironwood, MI
Student Coordinator

Financial Wellness Tip
If able, establish a savings goal and then treat yourself once the goal is hit!