A Cornucopia of Resources

Did you know you have an absolute cornucopia of resources at your fingertips when it comes to all things financial literacy at Rochester? Since it’s the season to be thankful, I figured I would compile a list for you of all the wonderful financial literacy tools you have access to as a UR student. It’s a cornucopia of goodness!

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So without further ado, here are our best financial literacy resources. Check ’em out:

  1. Financial Avenue: Financial Avenue is great for diving into the world of financial literacy. The website is a service provided to all UR students. It contains articles, quizzes, educational modules, and much more. It’s designed to help you improve your money management skills. Be sure to use the University of Rochester access code, 967FBF, when setting up your profile. And don’t worry; all your information is confidential and will not be shared.
  2. The Financial Literacy Blog: Our blog is an awesome resource with tons of tips on all things financial literacy. Everything from farmer’s market savings to cheap summer fun, from living off campus to budgeting for holiday shopping, our blog’s got you covered. Check it out for some great tips on budgeting and beyond.
  3. Twitter: Be sure to follow us on Twitter @URFinAid! We post tons of great tips on #ThriftyThursday as well as outside scholarship deadlines as they approach. Feel free to send quick questions our way via Twitter as well.
  4. Rock Star Finance: This is a great site that collects interesting and relevant articles about money. Definitely worth perusing if you’re eager to learn.
  5. One for Your Money: This site has some awesome tools you’ll definitely want to use. They have a savings calculator, a student loan calculator, and a refund calculator. The refund calculator is my personal favorite—it helps you determine how to budget your refund so it lasts you all the way through the semester.

Stop by Wallis Hall to check out our bulletin board this month. It visually highlights all these sweet resources.

As always, don’t hesitate to contact our office with any questions you may have. Phone, email, Twitter—it’s all good. Are there resources you like to use for financial literacy? Let us know!

About the author

Patrick Hennessey

I am an alumnus of the University of Rochester, and I've worked in the Financial Aid Office as both a student worker and now a financial aid counselor. While at the University I was an English major, history minor, and also was involved with Greek Life. When I'm not slaving away over a hot keyboard, I'm usually at home writing, reading historical fiction and non-fiction, and playing my guitar.

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