blog postsPodcast: Choosing a Financial ProfessionalSep 1, 2021 12:00 pm2 views In episode 25 of Making Cents of Money, Choosing a Financial Professional, Andrea, Jake, and Nikki talk to Kathy Sweedler from University of Illinois Extension about type of financial professionals, credentials, and how to choose one that best meets your needs.Podcast: CryptocurrenciesAug 18, 2021 3:00 pm6 views In episode 24 of Making Cents of Money, Cryptocurrencies, Andrea, Jake, and Nikki talk to Professor Lamont Black from DePaul University about cryptocurrencies, discussing everything from the blockchain technology behind them to their utility in the world of fintech.Podcast: Money Personalities & Financial Well-beingAug 4, 2021 11:00 am8 views In episode 23 of Making Cents of Money, Money Personalities & Financial Well-being, Andrea, Jake, and Nikki discuss several financial personality inventories and the CFPB's financial well-being scale as tools to better understand financial values, habits, and internal feelings around money.Podcast: Buying a Car!Jul 21, 2021 12:00 pm4 views In episode 22 of Making Cents of Money, Buying a Car!, Nikki, Andrea, and Jake explain the true costs of car ownership as well as the terms and tools to know about before you buy your next vehicle.Podcast: Time to Travel!Jul 7, 2021 12:00 pm12 views In episode 21 of Making Cents of Money, Time to Travel!, Nikki, Andrea, and Jake discuss travel aspirations, goals, and tips for planning a trip to help you make your next dream vacation a reality.Podcast: BudgetingJun 17, 2021 12:00 pm30 views In episode 20 of Making Cents of Money, Budgeting, Nikki, Andrea, and Jake cover a few of the most popular budgeting (or spending plan, if you prefer) methods to help you think about building a financial plan.Save Money on Food - Get Savvy Webinar RecordingFeb 24, 2021 1:00 pm0 views At the end of a busy day, when you’re hungry and tired, do you go home knowing you’re all set to prepare a tasty, healthy dinner? Are you happy with how much money you spend on food? Would you like to learn some tricks for eating well for less money? If any of these questions resonate with you, then How to Save on Food is the educational opportunity for you!Seasonal Themes: Get More Done with a Mindset ShiftJan 29, 2021 11:00 am136 views Has Your New Year's Resolution Failed? Try a Seasonal Theme!Budget Hacks - Get Savvy Webinar RecordingOct 21, 2020 1:00 pm2 views 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! Learn how to take what we know about human behavior and choices to build better financial habits.How to Support Small Businesses During COVID-19Mar 31, 2020 1:00 pm35 views Here are ways you can help support small businesses during COVID-19.How to Support Wellness While VirtualMar 18, 2020 4:15 pm151 views Learn ways to enhance your overall wellness in a virtual environment. Coronavirus Challenges Our Financial SecurityMar 18, 2020 11:45 am380 views We have defined a few financial terms to make it easier to stay up-to-date on how COVID-19 is impacting our finances.Friday the 13th! Financial Planning to Avoid Unlucky LossesMar 13, 2020 10:00 am114 views Friday the 13th is often considered an unlucky day, but let's talk about how to improve your luck with personal finance!Mobile Wallets: Know the Risks & RewardsDec 15, 2017 1:45 pm185 views Mobile wallets are a digital way to keep your financial tools and resources in your mobile device. Learn more about the risks & rewards of mobile wallets so you can best protect your hard-earned money.