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.
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.
Know what you make, what you spend, what you owe, and what you have left over each month.
Spending time with your money regularly can help you improve your financial behaviors.
Financial aid advisement, local discounts from your UB ID card, student emergency funds, and more.
Automate saving a certain amount of your income (at least 10%) for a personal emergency fund, financial goals, etc.
Be careful when spending borrowed money, understand the impact of interest, and pay off debt with a plan.
Make your financial goals S.M.A.R.T. and build confidence through small wins.
Schedule an appointment with our Financial Wellness Coach to learn more and act on your goals.
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.
Through the Navigate portal in MyUB (or using the green button below), you can request an appointment with UB’s Financial Wellness Coach.
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.