Mission Statement

Common Cents seeks to empower college students to learn how to manage their money and lead them to financial independence.

Common Cents hopes to mend the financial literacy gap and help Cornell undergrads make common cents about their personal finances.


Kristen Wong


Class of 2022

Studying Applied Economics & Management with a Concentration in Finance. Has a small youtube channel. Let me know if you have any questions!

Gabby Lee


Class of 2022

Studying Finance and Accounting. Enjoys eating popcorn, cooking food, and going to Costco.

Partners & Sponsors


A social investing app

Penn Wellness

Think tank umbrella group dedicated to working together to improve the wellbeing of the Penn community

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Common Cents aims to make personal finance interesting with activities like Kahoots, choose-your-own-adventure, jeopardy, and more (most of the time with a prize for winners!). We also forge innovation through interdisciplinary events like Masterchef when we had a live cooking demo and talked about meal prepping under a budget.

    Generally, we host a wide variety of events, including speaker events, informational classes, career panels, and online webinars. Because of the current virtual environment, all events for the fall 2020 semester will be virtual; however, we look forward to hosting more in-person events when we are back on campus.

  • No! We encourage anyone and everyone to join as a general body member because personal finance knowledge is applicable to everyone, regardless of your background.

    To become a member, all you have to do is fill out our interest form and you will be added to the listserv!