The UNLV Institute for Financial Literacy & Wellness aims to improve the lives of individuals and families by empowering them through financial literacy to achieve short- and long-term financial well-being. By providing high-quality, relevant, and timely financial education that meets learners where they are, the Institute for Financial Literacy & Wellness equips campus and community members with knowledge and resources to help them achieve their financial goals through different life stages.
At UNLV, we believe financial health is a key component of overall wellness, and financial literacy should be a core part of the curriculum throughout higher education. Here are key components of financial wellness:
Financial Literacy: A Path to Financial Wellness
The use of financial knowledge and expertise to make better financial decisions and enjoy positive financial outcomes. Financial literacy is possessing skills that empower people to strategically handle their debt, their money, their assets, and their credit to contribute to their short-term well-being and long-term prosperity.
Financial Wellness: A State of Being
The ability to effectively manage finances to achieve a state of being financially responsible, organized, empowered, and able to plan a strategic budget and stick to it, so one can realize positive outcomes. Financial wellness is part of holistic human well-being.