Financial Goals for the New Year

January 04, 2021

By Jacqueline Zamora-Alvarez, Financial Wellness Peer Advisor

The new year is often associated with New Year’s resolutions and changes in one’s habits. Whether your New Year's resolutions are big or small, creating financial goals is a resolution that many should consider at the start of the new year. Here are some budgeting tips to start off the new year:


October 01, 2020

By Aman Kaur, Financial Wellness Peer Advisor

Living on your own for the first time and budgeting your money can be very tricky. If you are moving off-campus and renting an apartment or a house you should be mindful of rent issues, lease agreements, expenses, and housemates. Here are some tips for living off-campus:

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.

Self-Care in Quarantine

June 04, 2020

by Fernanda Arao, Financial Wellness Peer Advisor

Aggies, adjusting to an online quarter may have been difficult, jarring, and hectic–but we are almost through it! Finals season is just around the corner, which means more hours studying and stressing over exams. Now more than ever, it’s important to take time for self-care even in the thick of the fray. Here are some UC Davis resources that can help you take care of yourself in a budget-friendly way!

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.

What is the UC Davis Pantry?

August 26, 2019

By Jade Garcia, Financial Wellness Peer Advisor

The Pantry Goals

“To provide nutritious food for UC Davis students who are struggling to pay for meals. To provide UC Davis students with basic necessities such as toiletries, soap, toothbrushes, etc. in order to live a dignified life while working to obtain a UC Davis degree.”

Three Dollars A Cup Adds Up!

August 23, 2018

By Jade Garcia, Financial Wellness Peer Advisor

Do you have a habit of buying coffee or other drinks daily?

Just like other bad habits, buying coffee on the daily can be a bad habit, not only for yourself but for your wallet. It doesn't seem like it's affecting you at all because it's such a small purchase, but once you start putting it into perspective you will see that those small purchases actually add up costing you more than expected. Here are some tips to help you.

Make coffee at home! It's not that hard!

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: