SAVE FOR YOUR DREAMS!
Join the over 500,000 people who have taken advantage of the America Saves pledge to help them achieve their savings goals! The first steps towards building your emergency fund, paying down debt or planning for retirement are:
- Choose your campus and role below by clicking the appropriate button
- Complete the form with your information
- Start saving and tell a friend!
Financial Planning for Young Adults
Coursera Mooc: Financial Planning for Young Adults
Sign up for Financial Planning for Young Adults, a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. and the University of Illinois on Coursera, to get a jump start on turning the goal you set into a reality. This free, online financial planning course is now open for registration. The course provides an introduction to basic financial planning concepts. It is open to the general public through Coursera, an education platform that partners with universities and organizations worldwide to offer courses free of charge.
For more information about the course and to register, visit: https://www.coursera.org/learn/financial-planning
Cultivating Currency is a financial website for undergraduate and graduate students within Illinois.
For more information visit: http://publish.illinois.edu/cultivatingcurrency/
Earn a Digital Badge
The University launched the Financial Literacy Badges Program, from which you can earn recognition for establishing positive financial behaviors. Setting a savings goal is one step towards the Savings Badge. Learn more about how to earn this badge and others by visiting the website.
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Each of us has a ‘Money Personality’ that gives insight into our relationship with money, our impulses, how we save, and how we spend. At America Saves, our goal is to encourage you to save successfully. Knowing your money personality type can give great insight into instincts and clues on how to be most effective in your quest to save more, reduce debt, and build wealth.Read more...
AUTHOR: By Michael R. Roush, Director, Real Economic Impact Network, National Disability Institute
Oftentimes, individuals with disabilities may not be familiar with savings options that are available to them or they may be afraid to save money due to the fear of jeopardizing public benefits. There are a wide variety of saving strategies that individuals with disabilities can potentially access to achieve their savings goal and build their financial well-being.Read More...
The age-old saying,” When it rains it pours” is especially true when an unexpected emergency pops up- as if you had nothing better to do than fork out $500 on new tires, or visiting the doctor. Recently the Federal Reserve noted that almost half of Americans do not have $400 available in an emergency fund.Read More...