Financial decision-making occurs on an almost constant basis. Overcoming spending temptations from ads, planning for fixed and variable expenses and accounting for your daily needs all consider the concept of spending.  After obtaining the Spending badge, you should:

  • Be able to develop a spending plan.
  • Track your spending habits.
  • Understand what it means to live within your means.
  • Know the social and environmental impacts of your spending decisions.

To get the Spending badge, you must participate in at least three Spending-focused learning activities, at least one of which is highly encouraged to be in person.  Below is a list of online and in-person financial education opportunities that count towards the Spending badge.

In-Person Events Online Events
Basics of Budgeting
Budgeting 101: You Are What You Spend
Financial Wellness While Abroad
Managing Your Money
Psychology of Spending
RSO Treasurer Budgeting Workshop
Savvy & Sustainable Spending – Going Green to Save
Where Does All My Money Go? (Bean Game)
Budget Hacks: From Research to Practical Webinar
Building a Budget Webinar
Cash at College: Spending, Saving & Student Loans Webinar
Establishing Your Roots: Getting Started with Financial Services
Financial Wellness While Abroad Webinar
Life Transitions Webinar
Student Account Refund Awareness Quiz
Financial Health iGrad Module
Smart Spending iGrad Module

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