Financial Freedom is a financial well-being program designed to help you learn to manage your money effectively and make wise financial decisions. Financial decisions that people make while in college can significantly impact their lives for many years.
You can chat one-on-one with a financial advisor, attend a Budget Bootcamp, learn tips for preparing a healthy meal on a budget, attend various workshops, and explore resources. All services are free.
Money Talks are monthly opportunities offered in partnership with PNC Bank for students, faculty and staff to speak one-on-one with a certified financial planner. Regardless of your level of experience, we are here to help you better understand your finances and set goals to increase savings, manage credit card debt, tackle student loan debt, learn investment strategies, and more.
Each session is offered in 20-minute increments. Our financial planner can cover a range of topics including, but not limited to:
- Creating a Budget
- Conquering Debt
- Saving and Investing
- Understanding Credit
- Ask PNC: Have a question that doesn’t fit into any category? It’s perfect because we are here to help.
You can schedule appointments in 20-minute increments. If you feel your consultation will need more time, feel free to schedule the appointments back to back.
- Choose an appointment type that best aligns with your financial goals.
- Enter your contact information.
- Confirm your appointment.
Money can have a more significant impact on your wellness than you think. This session will teach you the basics of spending and saving money wisely, setting financial goals, developing a full understanding of how credit works, and learning of the available campus financial resources.
It may be challenging to balance your budget with your busy schedule and desire to eat healthfully as a student. You need to make sure you fuel your body with a balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. People often think that healthy eating means spending a lot of money, but that does not have to be the case.
Check out some of these tips on how to eat nutritious foods while on a budget.
Opt for Eating In
Cooking is a fantastic life skill to start building now. Eating out is often more expensive, and these foods are typically higher in salt, sugar and fat.
Plan Your Meals
Make some time in your schedule to think about what you would like to eat for the week. When thinking about building a balanced meal, a great place to start is using the MyPlate method as a template.
Include sources of starch, protein, fruits, and vegetables in your grocery list to make your meals balanced. Below are some food ideas to start.
Become a Savvy Shopper
A trip to the Feed the Pack Food Pantry