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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!