Money Smart Week 2020 — Part II

Did you see my Part I post about Money Smart Week, last week?

Here’s Part II. I wanted to share some additional recommended resources that we can all take advantage of while we’re home-bound (and, perhaps, needing extra projects to fill our time and be productive? Why not take control of your budget as a project!)

  • — This is a great financial education resource geared toward college students. Create a personalized budget with their BudgetWizard tool, watch a few short and informative videos, or use their financial calculators to figure out your loan repayment terms after graduation.
  • Look Forward to Your Future WI — Still in school for a few years? You can still apply for more scholarships! (that’s FREE money!) This tool from the state’s Department of Financial Institutions lists some places to look.
  • — An automated, personalized budget tracker, but on steroids. Download the app, connect it securely to your bank or credit card accounts, and it’ll track where your money is going each month. With the Bill Payment Tracker, Budget Alerts, and Free Credit Score, it’s hard to believe this is all available free!

Finally, if you would rather get some guidance from a real live person, feel free to reach out to our financial literacy educator on campus, Katie Patterson. She’s a very smart, kind, and resourceful person whose entire job on campus is to coach you to better manage your money! She can meet with you virtually or over the phone to help you make a plan — all 100% free to you.

About Naomi Schemm

Naomi is a Reference & Instruction Librarian for the College of Business & Economics at Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater. While not helping students and faculty with their research, she enjoys singing, ballroom dancing, crafting, and cooking.
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