Managing Your Money

As part of Bellin College’s efforts to fortify your financial know-how, we will schedule seminars and provide                             Free software to help you manage your finances
materials from various areas of expertise. Our wish is to help you feel more comfortable in today’s economy and be better
prepared to manage your financial future. When these programs are scheduled the details will be posted here and
you will be notified by email as well. If there is a topic or area that you feel you would like to have a session scheduled
for contact Lena Goodman, 433-6638; lena.goodman@bellincollege.edu

Valuable Connections                                                                                        

When it comes to financing your education, it helps to have ‘connections’. To help you manage your finances both during
and after college, we’ve put together a list of links that provide tools to help you achieve a bright financial future.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
FinAid – The Smart Student Guide To Financial Aid

This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information,                                        
advice and tools. It's comprehensive, it's informative, its objective -- and it's the first stop on the web for
students looking for ways to finance their education.

Mapping Your Future’s Managing Your Money
Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft, manage your student loan debt, save for the future,
manage credit cards, understand your credit report, and much more.                                                                                            

Mapping Your Future's Financial Literacy Calculators & Tools
Use the on-line calculators to help establish a budget, balance your checkbook, calculate your student                                               
loan repayments, and manage your savings.                                                                                                                             

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

This website developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides information
for people at all stages of their financial lives.

Feed the Pig
Check out this site for helpful advice on saving for your future…swinophobes beware!

National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Offers credit counseling services and tools to help consumers manage their debts. 

Smart About Money
Managed by the National Endowment for Financial Education, this site offers tips and tools on topics
such as saving for the future, debt management, and surviving the economy.

AnnualCreditReport.com
The official website to request a free credit report as allowed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Hands On Banking
This is a link to the Young Adult section of this site where you’ll find a fun & interactive series of vignettes,
quizzes and more, presenting financial insight.

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
The Coalition is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of students
so the information and materials found on this site are designed to meet the needs of students from
high school to college as well as recent grads. 

College Planning Center & Calculators
Credit Education Videos
From Wells Fargo, the first site illustrates an overall view of the student loan process, including private loans,
and the second site, some videos of interest for managing credit.