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Champaign, IL 61821
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Brooke Haag
EH Program Coordinator, Consumer Economics
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
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Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683

Financial Wellness For College Students

Financial Wellness For College Students

Get $avvy Webinars

Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff Webinars

Get Savvy- Grow Your Green Stuff webinars inform, educate and empower you about important financial topics.

University of Illinois Extension and USFSCO's Student Money Management Center (SMMC) team up to bring college students these webinars. 

Upcoming Webinars:

S.M.A.R.T Sudy Abroad - Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST.

Navigating Financial Aid - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST.

Spooked by Spending Plans? - Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST.

Estate Planning for the Young - Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST.

What's Your Job Worth? - Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST.

Identity Theft & Fraud - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM CST.

Relationships & Money - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM CST.

Cover Your Assets - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM CST.

Student Loan Repayment - Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM CST.

Choosing a Financial Professional - Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM CST.

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Recorded Webinars (Newest to Oldest)

Establish Healthy Credit

According to a 2015 study by the Federal Reserve, total U.S. Outstanding Consumer debt was $3.34 trillion! Tune into this Get Savvy webinar for a total money makeover! Learn how your credit health can create credit wealth! Watch it HERE.

How to Save Money on Food

At the end of a busy day, when you’re hungry and tired, do you go home knowing you’re all set to prepare a tasty, healthy dinner or do you pick up food at the most convenient spot? Are you happy with how much money you spend on food? Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to eat a more healthy diet? If any of these questions resonate with you, then How to Save Money on Food is the webinar for you! Watch it HERE.

Financial Wellness & First Professions

This webinar focused addressing finances before your first job! Watch it HERE

Spooked by Spending Plans?

Scared of the B word? Creating a budget can feel like you’re constraining your funds in a way where you can't have fun, however, creating a spending plan will ensure you're driving where your hard-earned money goes. Learn what drives our spending desires and how to conquer them to gain full control over your financial fears. Watch it HERE.

Reports, Scores & Histories: Credit Secrets Revealed

Understanding the role that credit reports & scores have in telling our financial story to potential lenders, insurers & employers, is an important part of building wealth and establishing a solid financial footing. The consequences of not understanding the world of credit in the United States can cost consumers thousands upon thousands of dollars throughout the course of their financial lives. Watch it HERE

Cover Your Assets

We need insurance to protect our savings to cover large expenses (for example, medical expenses) as well as to protect our future earnings from costs such as the liability from hurting someone else in a car accident. The webinar will focus on understanding insurance terminology so that informed decisions can be made when purchasing auto, rental and life insurance. Watch it HERE.

What's Your Job Worth?

Are you new to the job market or searching for a job? This webinar will teach you how to make the most of your employment perks such as how to save money with automatic deductions and retirement plans. Watch it HERE.

Love Your Loans: Student Loan Repayment

Now's the time to learn about student loan repayment options- before you graduate! Explore your options and understand the challenges of repaying debt. Watch it HERE.

Budget Hacks: From Research to Practical

From money personalities and impulse spending to overcoming temptations, we have budget hacks for you! Watch it HERE.

Life Transitions

Do you have the necessary tools to manage life's financial transitions such as moving, graduating, dating or getting a new job? This webinar will help you figure out how to get through transitions with ease. Watch it HERE.

Establishing Your Roots: Getting Started with Financial Services

Are you ready to overcome your financial challenges? Start with this webinar to learn about financial tools that will help you manage your money. Watch it HERE.

Staying on Good Terms: Credit & Debt

As a student, credit card debt can affect you now, as well as in the future. It's important to learn how to manage it effectively. Watch it HERE.

Steps toward Investing

Stocks, bonds, and IRAs...Where should a young investor start? This webinar will help you explore investment options and strategies that are right for you. Watch it HERE.

Financial Wellness While Abroad

Studying abroad can be an expensive adventure when not approached the right way. This webinar helps you design a financial plan for your trip and evaluate different ways to pay for purchases while abroad. Watch it HERE.