Financial Wellness News 8/16/21

Financial Wellness Resources
to Ace this Year’s Budget

Is your wallet ready for this school year? We want to share some of our favorite resources to help you make this the best money-management year yet!

►Events & Workshops:

The Volker Financial Wellness Center is hosting quite a few in-person and virtual events this fall. Grab their schedule here: FWC Workshop Flyer, Fall 2021 and register for the events on RooGroups.

Plus, keep an eye out for School of Medicine-specific Financial Wellness Events coming soon. You’ll hear about them in this newsletter and also on our website.

►Money Management Tools:

AAMC Financial Wellness: The AAMC has created a robust financial management dashboard specifically designed for medical students. Use this dashboard to:

  • Track Financial Health
  • Budget & Track Spending
  • Create Financial to-do’s
  • Create Financial Goals
  • Organize Student Loans
  • Utilize Resources & Calculators

Create a free account today! Visit the site here and choose UMKC as your school.

WellConnect Financial Literacy: Similar to AAMC Financial Wellness, read up on the latest financial topics, budget, and create financial goals. Plus you can:

  • Assess your risk of ID theft
  • Share accomplishments with friends
  • Determine your financial values.

Create a free account here and use the UMKC School Code: UMKCSOM

►Additional Resources

Budget Worksheet:  You’ve got to start off the year with a plan! Grab our Student Academic Budget worksheet and plan for the entire year in one place. Utilize the worksheet on your own, or schedule a 1:1 budget session with your Financial Wellness Counselor, Kristian at

Resource Center: Our Financial Wellness Resource Center is now open. Check back often for more resources and updates!


August Events:

Basics of Budgeting – Thursday, August 31 @ 2 pm. Location: 302 Student Union (Volker)

Wondering how to make your money work for you? This workshop will help you create and manage a budget based on your financial goals. Register on RooGroups.