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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