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.

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  • 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.

  • Submit Your Own Badge-Eligible Activity

    To enhance the electives that can be used to earn these Badges, we want to invite you to submit additional programming provided through colleges, departments and other University units that align with the US National Capability Standards’ themes. 

  • 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.

  • 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?