The Save course includes modules like:

Financial Tools

Extraordinary times leads to uncertainty, especially with our finances. Learn strategies for building positive financial habits during ordinary and uncertain times in Financial Tools.

Money in Relationships

Learn ways to talk with your partner (or family, friends, or roommates) about spending, saving, traveling, education, debt, and overall money management with Money in Relationships.

Save on Food

Save on Food explores generational spending on food as well as a few ways to approach cutting  food costs both at the grocery store and while eating out.

Investing Basics

We're still building out this module, but we're scheduled to have a live webinar as part of the 2020-2021 Get Savvy: Grow Your Green Stuff webinar series on March 10, 2021, at 12 PM CST.

Save on TRavel

Whether you are traveling within the United States or abroad, Save on Travel discusses ways to reduce your cost of travel. It covers saving tips and tricks to make traveling more financially feasible!

University of Illinois Saves

University of Illinois Saves is a way for you to make a commitment to your future self by setting a goal to save or pay down debt every month. This campaign is part of America Saves.


Enroll in the Save Course 


Taking steps toward a financially stable future involves understanding concepts and establishing habits that will help you accomplish your goals for years to come. After obtaining the Save badge, you should:

  • Understand the importance of saving early.
  • Know what it means to pay yourself first.
  • Understand and establish a relationship with the financial system.
  • Know how to comparison shop.
  • Balance risk and return.
  • Be able to plan and save for long-term goals (e.g., retirement, child's education, etc.).
  • Track savings and monitor what you own.
  • Understand how new technologies can save you money.
  • How to reduce the cost of your education.

To get the Save badge, you must participate in at least three save-focused learning activities, ​at least one of which is highly encouraged to be in person.

Check our calendar or enroll in the Save badge course for activities that count towards the Save badge.