blog posts primary for post 2087929309 Gratitude & Personal Finances by Ramya VaidyanathanNov 18, 2022 3:45 pm There are so many things to be grateful for in this life. As we go into the holiday season, in this article we will discuss about how gratitude impacts our finances. primary for post 32369708 Know What You Owe Challenge - Fall 2022 by SMMC StaffNov 15, 2022 8:00 am About half of students at the University of Illinois take out loans to fund their degrees. Make sure you're not surprised by the amount of student loans you have taken out when you graduate by taking the Know What You Owe Challenge which runs November 15 - December 15, 2022. primary for post 343469214 Podcast: Credit Scores by Andrea PellegriniNov 2, 2022 12:00 pm In episode 51 of Making Cents of Money, Nikki and Andrea discuss some of the ins and outs of credit scores, the credit ecosystem, and building credit to your advantage. primary for post 1409980922 Podcast: Becoming an Entrepreneur! by Andrea PellegriniOct 19, 2022 12:00 pm In episode 50 of Making Cents of Money, Steve Bob from UIC Entrepreneurial Support Program joins Andrea and Nikki to discuss what to think about when it comes to starting your own business. primary for post 1663281326 Podcast: Dealing with Emergencies by Andrea PellegriniOct 5, 2022 12:00 pm In episode 49 of Making Cents of Money, Nikki and Andrea talk about dealing with a financial emergency, not just how to plan but how to recover once an emergency happens. ESG: Investing in Values to Make the World a Better Place by Amin AzimiOct 4, 2022 4:30 pm Investing has become more than just seeking financial returns. It can be a means to support organizations, projects, and companies that align with your values. Read on to learn more about ESG and what it means to consumer influence. primary for post 1805186696 Podcast: Federal Student Loan Forgiveness by Andrea PellegriniSep 21, 2022 12:00 pm In episode 48 of Making Cents of Money, Andrea and Nikki talk about the differences between the federal student loan cancellation in Biden-Harris Administration's Student Debt Relief Plan and the temporary Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver that has a quickly approaching deadline of October 31st. primary for post 771661501 Shrinkflation by Ramya VaidyanathanSep 19, 2022 4:15 pm As we get ready for our first Get Savvy webinar of fall 2022, Inflation: When Prices Rise, we wanted to share a little bit about shrinkflation - what it is and how to cope with it as a consumer. primary for post 1020841708 Biden Student Loan Cancellation & PSLF Limited Waiver by Andrea PellegriniSep 15, 2022 1:00 pm Not all federal student loan forgiveness programs are the same. We want to draw your attention to an upcoming deadline to be aware of if you work in public service and will still have a balance after the Biden student loan cancellations are processed. primary for post 289128491 Understand Your Refund - Fall 2022 by SMMC StaffSep 1, 2022 1:00 pm Hundreds 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.