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
  • Drop in to Student Financial Services with questions or concerns you may have regarding your finances

Meet with one of our Financial Peer Mentors:

Romila Hussaini ‘19

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Romila is a Political Science and  Middle Eastern Studies double major. She is from from Surprise, Arizona and enjoys sharing the name of her hometown with people. She became a Financial Peer Mentor because she enjoys learning about what it means to be financially well and loves to share helpful tools and resources to increase financial literacy among her peers.

Abena Danso-Manu ’19

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Abena is a Statistics and Economics double major.

She loves to sing, cook and binge watch crime investigation shows. Abena’s goal as a Financial Peer Mentor is to share resources to help Mount Holyoke students make financially responsible decisions in relation to financial aid, personal finances and all other aspects of financial wellness.

Diana Jaramillo ‘20

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Diana is a Spanish and Psychology/Education double major. Aside from being a Financial Peer Mentor, she is co-chair of MEChA (latinx activist group) and is on the SGA Executive Board. She is passionate about creating more accessible financial wellness resources for first generation, low income students of color.