Build a Savvy Spending Plan!
Learn how to stretch your finances and make your money last,
Or just take better control of your spending!
The Making Cent$ Team has heard from many students that financial stress can be a concerning problem, especially as the semester progresses. This is true for our students and others across the country. Our Financial Wellness Program is offering a great opportunity for students who want to build their money management skills. If you are concerned that your finances might not last through the semester or if you’d just like to manage your spending better, check out this savvy budgeting opportunity.
Watch our Build a Savvy Spending Plan Video (located in Microsoft Stream), then answer the 1 question form and schedule your appointment using the link provided after completing the form.
Complete a short appointment to create or refine a personal spending plan that works just for you
WHAT YOU GET:
LEAD Credit & A better understanding of your finances, the first step to reduce financial stress!
Book your "Student Loan Checkup" with the Making Cent$ Team today!
Find out what your money personality is!
What is your "money personality?" Join the Making Cent$ team to gain a new perspective on your financial behaviors. Your money habits and attitudes influence your life and financial choices. Talking about money can be difficult, but with Money Personalities, there are no right or wrong answers. Instead, you will see both the advantages and challenges of your own money personality. The Making Cent$ team will walk you through a series of questions and provide you with a confidential "score" in various categories. Then, we will briefly share some thoughts to support you in a productive financial discussion to instigate real-life changes. We hope you will join us to gain some insight about your financial habits, making connections, and have fun! LEAD credit is available for participants!
Want to find out what your Money Personality is? The Making Cent$ Team is currently offering two sessions of Money Personalities:
April 1st at 7 p.m.
April 7th at 7 p.m.
Just in case you need more incentive to participate during Financial Literacy Month; every time you participate in a Making Cent$ activity in the month of April your name will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Starbucks gift card.
If you want to cut back on your spending, it’s smart to take a look at your food expenses. The good news is you can save a lot by eating out (or ordering in) less and planning your meals carefully. The really good news is you don’t have to sacrifice healthy, delicious meals in order to save money. There are so many great budget-friendly recipes out there to try!
Check out this hearty, nutritious Sausage and Tortellini Soup that checks all the boxes: quick and easy to make, a great flavor profile, and super-thrifty, coming in at ~$1.00 per serving. This recipe from BudgetBytes makes six servings, so plan for leftovers. Important note: soup is great for substitutions and using up random vegetables in the fridge. We didn’t have carrots on hand when making this, and used a zucchini instead. Tasted great!