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:
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:
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.
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!
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.