Mission: To empower students in defining and pursuing their life goals through evidence-based instruction in household and personal financial management.
The Badger$ense Financial Life Skills program (formerly known as Financial Life Skills), as part of the Wisconsin Financial Capabilities Initiative, started in 2014 to provide students across UW with unique and innovative opportunities to learn about managing their finances. The program is offered by the Consumer Science department in the School of Human Ecology, with generous startup support from University of Wisconsin Credit Union and the UW Provost’s Office.
- For-credit courses to assist students in managing their finances both in school and in the “real world”;
- Custom-tailored financial workshops for student groups and clubs; and
- Individual financial consultations with our highly trained Badger$ense Peer Educators.
Press coverage of the Badger$ense program
How to Help Colleges Teach Financial Literacy, The Wall Street Journal
Are the Kids Really All Right?, On Wisconsin Magazine
UW’s Schoool of Human Ecology Focuses on Problems of Life, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Grocery Bills, Credit Cards, Wants and Needs: New Class About Personal Finances, Wisconsin State Journal
Additional Badger$ense recognition
- Financial Life Skills Program Wins 2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award
- The Money-Saving Cour$e for All UW Students (SoHE student blog)
- Video: Chancellor Rebecca Blank Remarks on SoHE Financial Life Skills
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Linda Lepe, CFP®, Director, Financial Life Skills Program | firstname.lastname@example.org | 608.890.3025