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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.