Balancing on a Budget
This campus-wide financial wellness initiative is available to all UA students, because juggling finances as a student can be tricky.
Become financially fit!
Each month has a theme relating to financial wellness, and the programming within that month will relate to that theme. Every month you can participate in the webinar lead by topic experts, attend an in-person workshop, complete an at-home challenge and receive a newsletter full of tips and tricks.
The content learned in these sessions are applicable to the needs of college students and will prepare you for long-lasting financial wellness.
The 2021-22 Balancing on a Budget program is sponsored by PNC Bank. ZipAssist will be giving away TEN $50 gift cards each semester. Join us for a live or recorded webinar to learn how you can win one of these incentives.
Getting Credit for Completing Tasks & Attending Events
If you plan to watch the webinar live, please register for the webinar at the links in the schedule below. A recorded version of each webinar will be posted on this website within 48 hours after it's presented if you are unable to watch the webinar live.
Miss a webinar? Watch it here!
- Balancing on a Budget: Sept. 2021: Budgeting Tips & Tricks
- Balancing on a Budget: Oct. 2021: Eating Healthy on a Budget
To receive credit for watching these webinars (both live & recorded), email Taylor Sminchak three facts you learned or tips you plan to implement as a result of watching the webinar.
The at-home challenges will be released on the dates on the schedule below. They will be posted to this website but will also be emailed to students signed up for the newsletters.
- To receive credit for completing the challenge, you will need to complete the required tasks and send the requested documentation to Taylor Sminchak.
The workshops will be hosted during the dates/times listed on the schedule below. Workshops provide you the opportunity to practice the content learned in the webinar at the beginning of the month. Activities (both individually and in groups) will be incorporated throughout the hour-long workshop.
- To receive credit for attending, you must not be greater than 5 minutes late. Attendance will be taken at the end of the workshop so students cannot leave the workshop early.
At the end of each month, a newsletter will be emailed to you. These newsletters will summarize the content presented throughout the month as well as tips, tricks, and resources.
- You will need to sign up to receive the monthly newsletters here. You only need to sign up for the newsletters once. If you no longer wish to receive monthly newsletters, email Taylor Sminchak requesting to be removed from the list.
Balancing on a Budget 2021-22 schedule
Budgeting Tips & Tricks
WEBINAR: Sept. 1 at noon REGISTER HERE
NEWSLETTER: Sept. 30
Eating Healthy on a Budget
WEBINAR: Oct. 6 at noon WATCH HERE
NEWSLETTER: Oct. 29
Holiday Spending & Saving
WEBINAR: Nov. 3 at noon WATCH HERE
NEWSLETTER: Nov. 24
Avoiding & Reducing Debt
WEBINAR Dec. 1 at noon WATCH HERE
NEWSLETTER: Dec. 22
Saving for Emergencies
WEBINAR Jan. 12 at noon WATCH HERE
NEWSLETTER: Jan. 31
Understanding Your Spending Problem
WEBINAR Feb. 2 at noon WATCH HERE
NEWSLETTER: Feb. 28
Establishing Credit - CANCELLED
NEWSLETTER: Mar. 31 Avoiding the Spending Leak WEBINAR Apr. 6 at noon WATCH HERE NEWSLETTER: Apr. 29
NEWSLETTER: Mar. 31
Avoiding the Spending Leak
WEBINAR Apr. 6 at noon WATCH HERE
NEWSLETTER: Apr. 29