University of Illinois Financial Literacy Badges

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Find information on badge-eligible activities you can complete for the University of Illinois Financial Literacy Badges program. Get badges in the US Department of Treasury's financial core competencies of Borrow, Earn, Protect, Save & Spend.
Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff series

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  • 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!

    Establish Healthy Credit is part of the Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff webinar series.

  • How to Save Money on Food

    Build a healthy, frugal food plan habit while in college and you’ll benefit for the rest of your life!  How to Save Money on Food is part of the Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff webinar series from University of Illinois Extension, University of Illinois USFSCO Student Money Management Center, Columbia College Chicago, North Park University & Southern Illinois University.

  • Financial Wellness & First Professions

    Prepare your finances for your first (or new) professional position after college.  Financial Wellness & First Professions is part of the Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff webinar series from University of Illinois Extension, University of Illinois USFSCO Student Money Management Center, Columbia College Chicago, North Park University & Southern Illinois University.

  • Spooked by Spending Plans?

    Learn what drives our spending desires and how to conquer them to gain full control over your financial fears.  Spooked by Spending Plans? is part of the Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff webinar series from University of Illinois Extension, University of Illinois USFSCO Student Money Management Center, Columbia College Chicago, North Park University & Southern Illinois University.

  • Reports, Scores & Histories: Credit Secrets Revealed

    According to a report by CFED, over "half of Americans are either 'credit invisible' or have poor credit". 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.

  • Cover Your Assets

    In 2013, fires cost Americans roughly $11.5 billion. Do you know the types of insurance that protects you and your assets from financial loss? Cover Your Assets was recorded on Mar 3, 2017, to help you understand different types of insurance and how they can protect you against financial risk!

  • Love Your Loan: Student Loan Repayment

    Learn how to make the most of your student loans so you can avoid the heartbreak of overwhelming loan debt in the future by watching Love Your Loan - Student Loan Repayment, part of the #GetSavvy webinar series co-hosted by University of Illinois Extension and University of Illinois USFSCO Student Money Management Center.

  • Budget Hacks: From Research to Practical

    Money can be messy - it's not just about numbers, calculators and excel sheets. If you're looking for new ways to manage your money mess, we have the budget hacks for you!  Budget Hacks: From Research to Practical is part of the Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff webinar series from University of Illinois Extension and University of Illinois USFSCO Student Money Management Center.

  • Steps Toward Investing

    University of Illinois Extension, along with the University of Illinois’ Student Money Management Center, hosted the webinar “Steps Toward Investing” on November 11, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. The FREE webinar focused on terms related to investing & the benefits of investing early.

  • Life Transitions

    "Life Transitions", a recorded webinar to help you plan for life transitions and the financial obstacles that often come along with them. Whether it is going to college, moving, dating or getting a new job, all of these major life changes can cause periods of financial transition. How you deal with these transitions can seriously impact your finances in the long run. Do you have the necessary tools to manage life’s financial transitions?

  • What's Your Job Worth?

    Do you know how to get the most out of your job benefits? Let us help! What's Your Job Worth was recorded on Nov 4th, 2016 to help you get better informed when making decisions about internships and job offers!

  • Establishing Your Roots: Getting Started with Financial Services

    "Establishing Your Roots - Getting Started with Financial Services" is a recorded webinar to help you learn which financial tools are best for your individual situation - checking accounts, prepaid cards, debit cards, saving accounts and more! Now’s the time to learn which financial tools can help you move forward financially and help you grow your money.