SMMC Summer Services

Are you aware that the Student Money Management Center offers the same services and hours during the summer as we do during the school year? That’s right, we are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm all summer!

We offer scheduled and walk in appointments every day. We take walk-in appointments beginning at 8:30 am. We would recommend that you schedule an appointment however, because we are out of the office at meetings, doing presentations, and having appointments with students multiple times during the week. To schedule an appointment you can visit our website at: http://www.unl.edu/smmc On the right side of the page, click on Schedule a Money Coaching Session. From there you can easily see what days and times we have available for appointments. You can schedule from one month ahead of time up to one hour before an appointment time, as well as easily cancel through an email confirmation if you need to. If you aren’t living close to campus this summer, we can schedule a phone advising session or simply send us your questions via email at smmc@unl.edu We also have plenty of online resources you can use on a variety of topics at http://www.unl.edu/smmc/resources.shtml

We can’t wait to help you get back on track with your finances this summer and plan for the upcoming academic year!

P.S. We have FREE appointments for alumni too, so all you recent grads are welcome to come see us!

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Summer Savings Tips

If you’re like me then summer is your favorite time of year. It’s a time filled with trips, concerts, lake days, and sporting events. But all of these things cost money, which is sometimes hard to come by, especially in the summer. So here are my tips on how to save money during the summer, so that you can do all the activities you want without breaking the bank.

-Ditch your car, walking or riding your bike not only saves you money on gasoline but you also get to enjoy the beautiful weather, all while exercising. It’s a win-win-win!

-Experience your city for free! It may take some extra effort finding free events in your city, but there are plenty of them. Festivals, museums, free concerts, libraries, and so much more! Check out our social media channels for free/cheap events around Lincoln!

-Stick to grilling out. Not only is summer the perfect time for this, but it also helps to reduce your cooling bills. By not cooking inside you’re not heating up your oven or stovetop and in turn not raising your home’s temperature!

-Cancel your gym membership! Most gym memberships can cost you more than 50 dollars a month. Instead grab yourself a pair of running shoes and go for a run or walk. You can also check out cheap options at your local community center or pool.

By following these few steps, there is no limit on how much money you can save or debt you can avoid this summer!

Post written by Tom Myers, SMMC Program Assistant