When money makes the world go ‘round, it only makes sense that properly managing our finances can sometimes be stressful. Financial wellness is all about assessing your current financial situation and resources available, improving your ability to manage your money through difficult times, and strategizing now for unforeseen circumstances that may arise later.
If you’re noticing any of the following, now might be the right time to begin improving your financial wellness:
Reduced work efficiency and productivity
Impulse buying, shopping, or gambling
Lessened ability to perform standard job functions
Things to consider
How will you make informed financial decisions now and after graduation? IU has your back. MoneySmarts is a program available to IU students and includes consultations with experts, searchable resources, a one credit financial literacy course, and even a cost calculator to help you estimate your college expenses.
Need help creating and working towards meeting your financial goals? Meet with a Health Coach at the Student Health Center to support you in making these important wellness changes and keep your health habits and spending habits in-sync.
IU offers several financial education and wellness programs to keep you informed on all things personal finance.
Get peer-educated. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to talk through your financial issues with a fellow IU student who’s passionate about financial wellness and education.
MoneySmarts is the primary resource for financial wellness at Indiana University. MoneySmarts is an inclusive, judgement-free space for all your money questions, regardless of where you are in your financial journey or understanding of finances.
Request an appointment to speak with an expert using their online form or by calling 812-855-9111. You can also get in touch via email.
Your Financial Wellness to-do lists
Check out these ideas provided by the Student Health Center's Peer Health and Wellness Educators on what you can do to improve your financial wellness and build resilience.