What is Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness

The President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy defines financial literacy as "the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being."   Financial wellness is about much more than being able to balance your checkbook, compare prices, or get a job.  It is about gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and make sound financial decisions in your everyday life.  

Our goal is to provide our students with access to financial wellness resources that will foster the transmission of financial knowledge and skills, resulting in financially independent and confident students.  To achieve this goal, Kent State University has partnered with CashCourse. CashCourse provides financial education resources to students.  It's online, it's free, and it’s noncommercial.  CashCourse is the only nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the well-being of all Americans.

CashCourse can help you:

  • Develop a budget and money management skills
  • Deal with your debit and credit cards 
  • Spend wisely
  • Pay for college
  • Survive in a tough economy
  • Prepare for success after graduation
  • Protect your credit 
  • Manage your financial aid

CashCourse provides you with a wealth of information about all aspects of personal finance.  It can be accessed at any time and wherever you need it!  Below are examples of some of the financial resource available to students through CashCourse:

Budget Basics

Money Saving Tips

Investing for Your Future

Paying Back Student Loans

Saving Made Easy