Financial Wellness 101

Financial wellness involves understanding financial terms and concepts and using that knowledge to set and achieve personal financial goals. It is an important part of your overall well-being.

Financial Wellness and Well-being

We provide a wide range of resources to help you improve your financial well-being during your time as a student and after you graduate. 

In addition to topic-specific resources, we’ve collected a few general resources to help get you started on your financial wellness journey.

Watch

  • Two Cents — PBS series explaining personal finance and economic topics

Read

  • NerdWallet— Provides helpful financial guides and calculators related to credit cards, investing, insurance and banking.
  • MyMoney.gov — Financial education resource run by the federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission. Financial resources are broken down by life events and the five money principles; earn, save and invest, protect, spend and borrow.
  • 360degrees of Financial Literacy — Run by Certified Public Accountants, 360degrees of Financial Literacy offers helpful articles, calculators and Money Minute videos on financial literacy topics.

Practice

  • iGrad — iGrad is a free, online financial education platform available to college students. This platform offers interactive courses, calculators, and videos about personal finance topics.

Act

  • Financial Goal Setting — Take time to think about your financial goals, what do you want to accomplish? When would you like that goal completed? This printable PDF can help you create a plan to achieve your financial goals. 
  • Track Your Goals — Creating a visual system for tracking your progress is a great way to stay motivated by your money goals. Download one of these free coloring sheets and hang it somewhere that you'll see every day!

These recommendations are being provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or approval by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The University of Missouri-Kansas City bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the resources listed.