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Prepare: Financial Literacy Blog

Eating Healthy on a Budget to Reduce Stress

November 15, 2016 By Lesley Ridge, Campus Branch Manager, USM Brooks Student Center, Gorham There are a lot of stressors in everyday life. One way to keep your stress down is to eat healthy and stay on budget. Sometimes it seems easier to not think about it, and just grab and go, right? Wrong! Over…

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Managing Finances with Club Accounts

October 14, 2016 Using UCU club accounts has helped many members budget out their expenses every month. It’s an easy way to separate finances, and each club account can be named something different so members can better keep track of them. Once members figure out how much is needed to put away with each paycheck,…

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Money 101-Budgeting Basics for Students

September 12, 2016 By Lesley Ridge, Campus Branch Manager – University of Southern Maine, Gorham Brooks Student Center Another school year is upon us and one of the most popular questions asked of me from students at USM is “How do I manage money when I feel like I have very little to none to…

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Financial First Steps for the First Year Student

August 15, 2016 With the independence and freedom of young adulthood comes independence and freedom with your finances. The fall semester is right around the corner, and University Credit Union wants to make sure that the University of Maine’s incoming first year students get started on the road to financial success early! Here are some…

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