Financial Smarts @ UMBC

Feeling a bit clueless when it comes to financial matters?
You’re not alone … Check out this video from MyIGrad's YouTube Channel!

Financial Smarts @ UMBC provides you with the tools necessary to make informed and effective decisions about your finances. Managing money is an important part of your daily life and we encourage you to be well versed in this important life skill that many find challenging.

Our goal is to provide you timely and relevant resources so that you are as well-prepared to manage your budgets, bank accounts, assets and debt as you are to master your academic pursuit.

Get financially smart now! This website is a living site. If you find anything particularly helpful or lacking, we want to know about it. The UMBC Financial Literacy Team contributes to and monitors the content of this website. Get to know the team.


Survey Results 2014

The results are in! In a recent survey, UMBC undergraduates provide helpful insight on a range of financial literacy topics - from what financial matters concern them most to where and how they get (and prefer to get) their financial education. Click here to learn more.

Healthy Retrievers

Healthy Retrievers uses Healthy Campus 2020 to provide the framework for improving the overall health status on our campus. Healthy Campus 2020 includes national health objectives for students, faculty and staff. Check out more information by visiting the website.



Great Advice for Grads eGuide

Ahhhh, Spring. It's that time of year again, and the air is abuzz with newfound energy, dreams of summer, and - for seniors - a mixture of excitement and anxiety about graduation and the transition into "what's next?"

With this transition, Inceptia is proud to offer the second edition of "Great Advice for Grads" eGuide. Featuring sage advice and clever tips from financial bloggers, money gurus, and general life pros from across the web, it's a great default prevention and money management tool that all students should be exposed to.

Vote for your favorite video!

How do you stretch your dollars? Vote for your favorite right now! Voting deadline April 30, 2015

Free Financial Literacy Webcast: 2015 Taxes: Start Your Money Plan Here

The tax return is the roadmap to an individual’s life goals, which is why your clients need to use that return to map out a plan for the future. In a free webcast on April 23, 1-2p.m. ET, Chris Benson, CPA/PFS will demonstrate how individuals can use their tax return to create a well-rounded comprehensive financial plan. Brought to you by 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy and the AICPA PFP Division.