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.

  • Cash at College: Spending, Saving & Student Loans

    University of Illinois USFSCO's Student Money Management Center and University of Illinois Extension teamed up to offer this educational webinar for all University of Illinois students. This free webinar features lessons on:

    (1) how to effectively budget your money while in college
    (2) the basics of banking
    (3) options for paying your college tuition
    (4) understanding credit
    (5) and how to make the most of your college education

    Cash at College offers an important guide to managing your finances, so don't miss out! Watch the recording today! Take the quiz afterwards to get credit towards the SPENDING badge.

  • 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?