Financial Well Being

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Introduction

Financial (professional) well-being involves managing your resources to live within your means, making informed financial decisions and investments, setting realistic goals, and preparing for short-term and long-term needs or emergencies. It is important to be aware that everyone’s financial values, needs, and circumstances are unique.

Characteristics of Financial (Professional):

  • Financial budgeting and planning
  • Having a dream and purpose and goal setting
  • Pursuing a career

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Evaluate Your Financial Wellness – Complete Survey for a Chance to Win a MUSC Promotional Prize

Share your story with us on what you already do to contribute to your financial well-being and why it is beneficial to you. At the end of each month, we will draw from the submissions and award multiple MUSC Promotional Prizes (e.g. water bottle, beach towel, yoga mat)!

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MUSC EISL Financial Literacy Resources Page 

The Division of Education, Innovation, and Student Life has created a list of useful resources to assist you in with your financial planning while in school and beyond. Topics include Loan Repayment Plans, Scholarship information, a variety of Online Training Tools, and other helpful links. 

Visit the ESL Financial Literacy website to access the Resources page and also be sure to check out the top right of the page to view additional specific financial topics such as BudgetingBuilding Credit and Saving and Investing.

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Financial Wellness Lunch and Learns

Please plan to join the Division of Education and Student Life (EISL) throughout the semester as we offer different sessions designed to inform on a number of financial topics.

Upcoming Sessions:
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If you are unable to attend in person, you also can watch the presentation virtually and all sessions will be recorded.

More sessions to be announced soon; check back periodically on this site for upcoming sessions or be on the lookout for session announcements on Student Broadcast! 

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MUSC Off-Campus Housing Services

MUSC Off-Campus Housing services can save you both time and money when looking for your home away from home. MUSC students, faculty, and staff can access current listings of rentals, sales, and roommates. The site also contains several useful resources regarding living in the greater Charleston area. As a member of the MUSC family, you have the ability to advertise one rental listing per year at no cost to you (normally $50 per year). 

Please visit the MUSC Off-Campus Housing website for more information and to create your account today!  

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Explore Budgeting Tools

The following article was written by MUSC College of Medicine Alumni, Kevin Keith M.D. 

Tips on Paying for Med School

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In this article, "5 Things I Wish I Knew as a Premed About How to Pay for Med School," Dr. Keith suggests some great resources and tips to consider including useful budgeting tools to help making the most with managing the costs of education.

The tools and resources mentioned in the article can certain apply to students in all colleges and programs at MUSC. 

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Financial Literacy Interest Group

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The Financial Literacy Interest Group is a great resource for MUSC students from all colleges and programs to learn more about financial topics from the student perspective. They have a volume of articles that cover a variety of topics including: financial independence, student loan management, basic investing, budgeting, insurance, and retirement planning. 

MUSC is not sponsored by or affiliated with the authors of any articles and does not endorse any of the strategies or organizations listed. The opinions and views herein are recommended solely for educational purposes by MUSC students.

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Check Out MUSC Student Discounts

There are several student discounts to take advantage of in the Charleston Area both general student discounts that all college students are eligible for as well as some that are specifically created for MUSC students. Below is a list of current student discounts; a website to host these and future discounts is in the works.

If you have a suggestion for a student discount or know of one to promote, let us know, and we will reach out to the company/organization to inquire about the creation of one.

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MUSC Member Perks Program

Click to join the Medical University of South Carolina Member Perks Program!

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Student/Alumni Hotel Discounts

Click to learn more about hotel discounts for MUSC students and alumni.

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Additional Local Discounts:

Nature Adventure Outfitters on Shem Creek

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Nature Adventures Outfitters on Shem Creek for kayak and paddleboard rentals!

Present your MUSC Student ID when you pay and you will receive:

  • Single Kayak Rental for up to 4 hours (normally $40) for only $30.
  • Tandem Kayak Rental for up to 4 hours (normally $50) for only $40.
  • Paddleboard Rental for up to 3 hours (normally $35) for only $25.

For more information on the location and rental availability, please visit the Nature Adventure website.

Note: It is advisable to make reservations for all equipment by calling 843-568-3222, but walk-ups are also welcome.

Hair Salons

302B King Street Charleston, SC 29401

Discount: 10% off on all services for staff (MUSC, MUHA & UMA) and volunteers | 20% off on all services for Students

Appointment must be with stylist Carol Hammond and you must have an MUSC badge. Call 843-853-0505

125 Cannon Street , Charleston, SC

Discount: 10% off any service

Book online or call 843-577-7595

Technology

Apple

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Discount: 10% discount on most Apple products specifically discounted for teachers and students of the Medical University of SC.

This offer does not apply to all staff. Only the ones involved in the educational side.

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