Financial Wellness

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Financial wellness is an important skill for student success in college and for life after graduation. Financially well students make good financial decisions, have a higher level of satisfaction with their current financial circumstances, and enjoy a greater level of freedom to pursue life on their own terms. Learning financial wellness skills now will help you be prepared to handle stressful financial situations in the future.

You can achieve financial wellness by learning how to:

  • Maintain a manageable level of financial stress
  • Live at or below your financial means
  • Build a strong financial foundation, including maintaining adequate emergency savings and avoiding high-interest debt, like credit card debt
  • Develop an ongoing plan to meet your future financial goals

Like most skills, financial wellness is accomplished through practice. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Drop in to Student Financial Services with questions or concerns you may have regarding your finances
  • Check out CashCourse, Mount Holyoke’s online personal finance tool for building real-life-ready financial skills
  • Attend our financial wellness workshops on topics such as budgeting, understanding credit, and managing debt