How to Use A Refund

September 09, 2020

by Aman Kaur, Financial Wellness Peer Advisor

For many students, a financial aid refund is a sign of relief and serves as an extra source of income for the quarter. So how can you use your refund and how can you make the money last the entire quarter after paying for necessary expenses? Here are some smart suggestions on how to spend or save your check.

Personal Sustainability on a Budget

September 30, 2019

By Fernanda Arao, Financial Wellness Peer Advisor

Being green is a big part of the Aggie identity. After all, UC Davis is the 3rd most sustainable college campus in the world! We aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. Our world-class researchers work hard to create solutions for modern issues like global warming, clean energy, and sustainable agriculture. But it can be hard to see where you might contribute to these ambitious goals while trying to live within your means.

Mint: Why It's Your Best Friend in College!

August 23, 2018

By Jade Garcia, Financial Wellness Peer Advisor

What is Mint? What does it do?

Are you a college student and want to start minimizing your spending habits and track your accounts? Mint is the app for you. Mint goes from tracking your bills, to budgeting, to getting your credit score. It categorizes your calculations while also alerting you on what you have to spend every month.

If it's free it's for me!

Summer Budget

July 18, 2018

By Jade Garcia, Financial Wellness Peer Advisor

Budgeting for the summer can be difficult compared to the rest of the quarters. Some may ask why? It can be quite difficult because many students don’t receive financial aid since they are not in school and usually get a part-time job to pay for their fixed and flexible expenses.

Here is what you need to do to have a successful budget for a great summer: