Why financial literacy

Penn Common Cents (PCC) is Penn's first undergrad personal finance club seeking to mend the financial literacy gap seen across the U.S.

According to the Federal Reserve, in a basic financial literacy test comprising of three questions, only about a third of adults could answer all three questions. College students scored similar scores.

This doesn't have to be this way.

Penn Common Cents hopes to pave the path and help Penn undergrads and local Philadelphia high schoolers make common cents about their personal finances.

Who we are

We are Penn undergraduates from Wharton, College, and SEAS with a passion for personal finance education and advocacy.

We are the official undergraduate branch of MBA club Wharton Common Cents.

What we do

We bring speakers like Brandon Copeland and Goldman Sachs investment managers and hold educational events like credit card and budgeting basics to bring light to broad topics in personal finance.



We are actively looking for individuals interested in joining the team or the listserv. Fill out this form!

Our team

John Ta

Founding President, Class of 2022. Studying Physics, Biochem, & Biophysics. Lifts things up and puts them down.

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Vivek Olumbe

Vice President, Class of 2022. Studying Computer Science and Finance. Lifts John up and puts him down.

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Angie Zhou

Marketing Chair, Class of 2023, Studying Finance & Management. Does downward dogs to decompress.

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Hannah Xiao

Finance Chair, Class of 2023. Studying Physics & Fine Arts. Constantly eating and cooking.

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Our partners & sponsors

SFS @Penn


Penn Wellness

Student Federal Credit Union @Penn