Financial wellness is the ability to have a healthy financial life.
Financial wellness allows you to:
- have control over day-to-day and month-to-month finances;
- have the capacity to absorb an emergency or financial crisis;
- are on track to meet your financial goals; and
- have the financial freedom to make the choices that allow you to enjoy life.
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Financial Wellness Presentations
Presentation about financial wellness, money management, financial protection, and preparing for the future.
https://youtu.be/fjOmIasg7To?t=1View Financial Fit on YouTube
Bougie on a Budget
Presentation about finding ways to enjoy the good life while budgeting your student finances.
https://youtu.be/nsKacn5uMpYView Bougie on a Budget on YouTube
Cooking on a Budget
Watch UF’s Field and Fork Campus Food Program cooking demonstration when available, find cooking tips, recipes, resources and more at http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/budget-cookingCooking on a Budget.
Financial Wellness Tools and Information
The Alan and Cathy Hitchcock https://fieldandfork.ufl.eduField & Fork Pantry is a free resource for all students, staff, and faculty at the University of Florida.
https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsaStudentAid.gov provides extensive information about federal financial aid and loans, including tips for filing the FAFSA, definitions of financial aid terms, and managing your student loan repayment options.
https://studentaid.gov/resources/prepare-for-college/students/budgetingManaging Your Budget – Learn how to keep track of your income and expenses, save for your goals, and adjust your budget as your life changes.
https://studentaid.gov/app/counselingInstructions.action?counselingType=faFinancial Awareness Counseling – This is a new useful tool brought to you by the U.S. Department of Education, and it is designed to help students with everything from basic financial management to managing student loan debt through the course of a student’s college career and beyond.
The http://www.consumerfinance.gov/Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was established by Congress, and works to promote financial education and enforce consumer financial protection laws. The CFPB also provides a wealth of information for http://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/college students, including paying for college and repaying student loans.
https://www.mymoney.govMyMoney.gov is sponsored by the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is made up of more than 20 Federal entities to help strengthen American’s financial capability and increase access to financial services. Among other topics, this website covers five major financial principles: earning, saving & investing, spending, protecting, and borrowing.
http://nerdwallet.com/NerdWallet – NerdWallet makes it simple to find the best deals on credit cards, loans, insurance, mortgage rates and more.
http://www.payscale.com/Payscale.com, http://www.salary.com/Salary.com, http://www.indeed.com/Indeed.com, https://www.glassdoor.com/index.htmGlassDoor.com – These sites will help you find pay ranges for potential career choices and evaluate future job offers.
https://broadbandnow.com/guides/low-income-internetInternet Options for Low- and Fixed-Income Households – This guide covers low-cost and free internet options for households with low- or fixed-income and how to apply to government and non-government programs for affordable broadband.
Note: The University of Florida is not responsible for the content on the external websites listed above, nor does UF endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these external websites.