Money Management Bootcamp

Money Management Bootcamp

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We are excited to host our 5th Money Management Bootcamp. The Bootcamp will start the week of October 12. Attendees have a chance to win giftcards and scholarships. Online only students will be able to attend virtually. Click here to register.

Topics covered over the six weeks:

  • Week 1 - Student Loans and Paying for College
  • Week 2 - The Dos and Don'ts of Credit
  • Week 3 - Overcoming Financial Obstacles
  • Week 4 - Creating a Plan for Your Money
  • Week 5 - Saving while in College
  • Week 6 - Graduation including a dinner, guest speaker and fun!
Money Management Bootcamp

3 sections offered. Come when your schedule allows. 

  • Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Tuesdays, 6 to 7 pm
  • Wednesdays, 12:20 to 1:20 pm

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Past Bootcamps

Advanced Money Mangement Bootcamp - Spring 2021

We are excited to host the third annual Advanced Money Management Bootcamp with the Alumni Association. This year we will host 8 workshops throughout April along with Financial Literacy Month. You can attend in-person or virtually. 


Relationships and Finances Panel (Featuring Dr. and Mrs. Wendler)

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time: 6 pm

We will have a panel of relationship experts and WTAMU Alumni who can help shed some light on how important money is in lasting relationships. Money is one of the hardest topics to discuss in a relationship. Come interact with a panel of people who have been there and succeeding in navigating the money conversation. The panel will consist of WT's very own Dr. and Mrs. Wendler, Todd and Darcy Webber, and Abby Betts.  

Dr. and Mrs. Wendler

Mary Wendler graduated from the State University of New York at Farmingdale in 1971 where she got her degree in Nursing . Currently she is the first lady of WTAMU.

Dr. Walter Wendler graduated from TAMU in 1972 with a degree in Pre Architecture (Environmental Design). He is currently the president of WTAMU and is starting his 4 th year in that position. He is passionate about his students going to college without taking out a bunch of debt.

Dr. and Mrs. Wendler

Todd and Darcy Webber

Darcy is WT's Heath Education Coordinator and graduated from WT in 2013 with a degree in General Studies. Todd is currently pursueing his degree in General Studies here at WT.

A few things we wish we would have known in college is how to stay out of debt, how much do we need to have in savings, and how to pay for college without going into debt.

Todd and Darcy Webber

Abby Betts

Abby currently works in Career Services as Senior Career Services Coordinator. She graduated in May 2017 in Broadcast Journalism and AD/PR with an English Minor and then obtained a Masters of Education in Instructional Design Technology in May 2019.

One thing she wished she would have done in college is be more mindful of double spending on things. For example, when I paid for a meal plan, I wish I'd utilized it rather than going out and buying fast food.  

Abby Betts


Car Buying and the Art of Negotiation 

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Time: 12:20 pm

Don’t walk into a car lot unprepared. For this session, we have Buff $mart alum, Joe Cannon, teach the ins-and-outs of responsible car buying and how to effectively negotiate pricing.

Joe Cannon

Joe Cannon is a Buff $mart legacy. He helped start the Buff $mart program in 2017. He graduated with a BAAS with an emphasis in Business Law and Ethics from WT last December, he also has an AAS in Criminal Justice from Amarillo College.


Building Credit Responsibly 

Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Time: 12:20 pm

This session will help students understand what a credit score is comprised of and how they can go about safely and responsibly building their credit for future large life purchases.

Colten Hibbs is a 2008 WTAMU alumni who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance. After a brief stint as a vet technician, Colton now works as a Financial Educator and Staff Writer for Education Credit Union. He is passionate about educating young children, students, and adults on financial topics.

Colten Hibbs


Paying off Student Debt and Growing Savings

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 6 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of paying off student debt as efficiently as possible, so you can start building your savings right away! The peer financial coaches will share the tips and tricks they’ve learned throughout their college careers and financial journeys.

Buff Smart Team

The Peer Financial Coaches, Trey, Maddie, JJ, and Hannah, are all WT students who are passionate about helping students learn how to best manage their money so they can become financially independent. Trey and Hannah will graduate this May and Maddie and JJ will continue for another year.

Trey is pusuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Plant Soil and Environmental Science with a minor in Agriculture Business and Economics.

Hannah is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Corporate Communication.

JJ is pursuing a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management.

Maddie is pursuing a Bachelors of Business Administration in International Business.


Home Buying

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Time: 10 am

Home-buying is an intimidating topic – learn how to effectively prepare to purchase a home, the real estate process, and how to make the most of your investment.

Trent Tyson is a WT alumni who graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agribusiness, and in 2001 with a Master’s of Science in Agribusiness and Economics. Currently Trent is the Branch President of Plains Land Bank in Amarillo where he gets to serve people in his community as they seek to own land in the Texas Panhandle. He lives outside of Canyon with his wife Jandi and two kids, who stay active in 4-H and FFA.

Trent Tyson


Insurance: What do I need? 

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Time: 10:45 a.m.

Have Jarrett Jackson and Aaron Cappilla guide you through insurance – what it is, what you need, how much, and what does it do? Get all your insurance questions answered during this session and prepare for your future!

Jarrett Jackson

Jarrett Jackson is an Insurance Agent for Modern Woodman where he specializes in life insurance. Jarrett is a WTAMU alumni who graduated with a BBA in Entrepreneurial Business in 2012. He is a fourth generation employee of Modern Woodman, who in his free time enjoys hiking in Palo Duro Canyon, golfing, and spending time with his wife, Brittany, and their two dogs.

Aaron Cappilla

Aaron Cappilla is a 2012 WTAMU graduate with a BBA in General Business. Today, Aaron works for Farmers Insurance in Borger where he enjoys helping people find the best insurance for their needs.


The F.I.R.E. Method

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time: 6 pm

Wanting to retire early? Planning for your future can be equal parts exciting and frightening. Hear what Mr. and Mrs. Porter have to say about using the F.I.R.E Method – ‘Financial Independence Retire Early.’

Jensen is a two time WT graduate with a BA in Mass Communication with a focus in Broadcasting in 1998 and a MA in Communications in 2007. Andrea has a BS in General Studies from WT along with a MS in Engineering Management from South Dakota School on Mines and Technology in 2016. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management from Harvard. Andrea, a current employee at WT, and her husband Jensen are pursuing their dreams of retiring early by following the F.I.R.E. Method. 

The Porters


Investing and Retirement

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 12:20 pm

Investing for your future is one thing many people do not think about until it is too late. Don’t make that same mistake! Come hear Joseph Peterson share his wisdom on how to properly invest, save, and retire.

Joseph Peterson

Joseph Peterson graduated from WTAMU in 2010 with a BBA in Business Management and a Master’s of Science in Sport Management from Texas Tech in 2012. While at WT Joseph played on the WT football team as a Defensive Back. He now works at Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor where he has been since 2013.

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