There are only so many hours in a day, hours that are devoted to school, work, friendships, organizations, etc. It may be tough to find the time to search for answers to your money questions. The SMMC is here to help make that process easier and faster for you. We have a whole page on our website dedicated to financial resources, and it’s easy to use!
All you have to do is go to our website: http://www.unl.edu/smmc/, and hover over the column that says “Money Management Resources.” From there you click on “Online and Printed Resources” and it will take you to our resource page. On this page there is a box that shows all the different categories of resources we have. Once you click on one of the categories, it will take you to all of the different resources we have on that topic. A few of the resources we have include: Federal Student Loans Fact Sheet, Tips for Choosing and Using Credit Cards, Understanding Your Credit Report, and How to Simplify and Organize Your Financial Life.
We are constantly adding new resources to our website, so be sure to check back often for more money resources!
We love the beginning of the fall semester because there are always lots of welcome back events that we get to go to where we get to meet new students, and welcome back the old ones. The first welcome back event that we attended was the New Graduate/Professional Student fair for all new UNL grad students. The event was held in the City Union on the Thursday before classes began for the fall semester. We had our plinko game with prizes available for students to play, and we were very happy with the number of students that came to our booth. Last year we reached around 100 students, and this year we were able to meet 300+ students! We had a lot of fun!
The weekend before classes started, we were invited to participate in Party at the Union on Saturday, and Big Red Welcome Street Festival on Sunday. Party at the Union is late at night on Saturday, and culminates with pancakes being served at midnight. We were able to have a booth in the Gaughan Center where we had our plinko board again and gave out glow necklaces, random prizes, sunglasses, and chances to win a $50 Target gift card. On Sunday, we were outside of the stadium participating in what some students call “Free Stuff Sunday.” We had plinko again and gave out sunglasses, water bottles, chargers, and Bobble filtering water bottles. With the two events combined, we saw over 1100 students over the weekend!
Another event we participated in was the East Campus Welcome Back Club Fair during the first week of classes. It was held inside the new East Campus Rec and Wellness Center and there was a picnic dinner outside for students as well. We love the different feel of East Campus and we were happy that we reached more than 2x as many students as we did last year at this event! We loved being able to give students some promo items at these events as well as some information on what we do here at the Student Money Management Center. Bring on fall semester and the new school year!