Financial Wellness

A Financial Wellness Coach can help you reduce financial stress and promote positive financial behaviors while sharing on- and off-campus resources that promote your financial well-being.

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What is Financial Wellness Coaching?

Our Financial Wellness Program helps students reduce financial stress, improve financial management skills, and learn more about their money and personal finance through one-on-one coaching and interactive workshops. This program is for all students, regardless of socio-economic status and whether or not you are experiencing financial hardship. We want to provide the best coaching and resources available to help all students. Everyone should have the opportunity to talk about money and what it means to them.

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UB Money Wise Tips

Create a budget

Know what you make, what you spend, what you owe, and what you have left over each month.

Plan a regular money hour

Spending time with your money regularly can help you improve your financial behaviors.

Make the most of campus resources

Financial aid advisement, local discounts from your UB ID card, student emergency funds, and more.

Save a portion of what you earn

Automate saving a certain amount of your income (at least 10%) for a personal emergency fund, financial goals, etc. 

Use credit wisely and avoid debt

Be careful when spending borrowed money, understand the impact of interest, and pay off debt with a plan.

Set clear financial goals

Make your financial goals S.M.A.R.T. and build confidence through small wins.

Seek guidance and support

Schedule an appointment with our Financial Wellness Coach to learn more and act on your goals.

Meet with a Financial Wellness Coach

We encourage students to request a coaching appointment whether you are seeking guidance facing a current financial challenge, reinforcing your financial knowledge while setting financial goals, or just wanting to learn and talk about money in a supportive, non-judgmental space. We recognize that there is power in taking ownership and responsibility for the financial wellness component of our lives—and we want to help UB students to do the same.

To Schedule a Financial Wellness Coaching Appointment (Available starting in Fall 2022)

Through the Navigate portal in MyUB (or using the green button below), you can request an appointment with UB’s Financial Wellness Coach.

  1. Click “Schedule an Appointment
  2. Select “Wellness Coaching” for the type of appointment
  3. Select “Financial Coaching – First Appointment” for the service.

You will now see availability for your first 60-minute appointment (generally in Zoom). 30-minute follow-up appointments can be scheduled in-person or through Zoom.  

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