SMMC aims to create a community with an open and interactive dialogue that transcends all 3 universities across the University of Illinois System. With spending decisions confronting graduates throughout their lives, improving financial capability and knowledge is important for the overall well-being of our students. Through engaging techniques and resources, SMMC will become a valuable and heavily-utilized resource for University of Illinois’ students and graduates. We can overcome some of the obstacles historically associated with money management by utilizing innovative and entertaining ways of facilitating financial education.