blog postsUIC - U-PASS Program Opt-Out Deadline is September 12 by SMMC StaffSep 8, 2021 9:45 amUIC students have the option to opt-out of the CTA U-PASS program before September 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM. primary for post 471862462Understand Your Refund - Fall 2021 by SMMC StaffSep 1, 2021 1:00 pmHundreds of students end up unable to register every semester because they owe money back to the university, even after receiving a refund. Learn how to avoid being one of them.primary for post 518681996Podcast: Choosing a Financial Professional by Andrea PellegriniSep 1, 2021 12:00 pmIn episode 25 of Making Cents of Money, Choosing a Financial Professional, Andrea, Jake, and Nikki talk to Kathy Sweedler from University of Illinois Extension about type of financial professionals, credentials, and how to choose one that best meets your needs.UIUC - Emergency Grants Available for Graduate Students by SMMC StaffAug 23, 2021 9:30 amThe application period is now open for HEERF III COVID-19 Emergency Grants for graduate students at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. primary for post 222785844Leveraging FinTech - Get Savvy Webinar Recording by SMMC StaffAug 19, 2021 1:00 pmFrom mobile banking to blockchain, financial technology continues to provide new opportunities for consumers to spend, save, and share their money. We discuss some of the new technologies that have become more popular in recent years as well as considerations and protections that may be helpful in choosing what fintech would work best for helping you navigate your financial journey.primary for post 2007128217Podcast: Cryptocurrencies by Andrea PellegriniAug 18, 2021 3:00 pmIn episode 24 of Making Cents of Money, Cryptocurrencies, Andrea, Jake, and Nikki talk to Professor Lamont Black from DePaul University about cryptocurrencies, discussing everything from the blockchain technology behind them to their utility in the world of fintech.primary for post 303401558Podcast: Money Personalities & Financial Well-being by Andrea PellegriniAug 4, 2021 11:00 amIn episode 23 of Making Cents of Money, Money Personalities & Financial Well-being, Andrea, Jake, and Nikki discuss several financial personality inventories and the CFPB's financial well-being scale as tools to better understand financial values, habits, and internal feelings around money.primary for post 1363578268Podcast: Buying a Car! by Andrea PellegriniJul 21, 2021 12:00 pmIn episode 22 of Making Cents of Money, Buying a Car!, Nikki, Andrea, and Jake explain the true costs of car ownership as well as the terms and tools to know about before you buy your next vehicle.primary for post 1428478102Podcast: Time to Travel! by Andrea PellegriniJul 7, 2021 12:00 pmIn episode 21 of Making Cents of Money, Time to Travel!, Nikki, Andrea, and Jake discuss travel aspirations, goals, and tips for planning a trip to help you make your next dream vacation a reality.primary for post 2045942096Travel Planning Templates by Andrea PellegriniJul 6, 2021 3:45 pmGetting excited to travel? You can use these templates to help get your planning started for your next trip!