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Financial Trek: Protect

(This financial path is currently being improved, check back soon for an expanded trek experience!)

It is important to protect your hard-earned money, even in college.  This can mean regularly reviewing your bank accounts and credit card statements for mistakes or suspicious activity, keeping passwords secure to prevent scams and identity theft, and buying the right insurance to protect yourself in the event of an emergency. 


The Protect Trek covers topics such as insurance (car, renters, etc.), identify theft, online/mobile privacy, renter's leases, and avoiding scams. 


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The Financial Wellness Center is an educational service only. We do not provide professional investment, legal, or tax advice. The information provided is for general educational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for the advice of your investment, legal, and/or tax advisors or to be the basis of specific trading or investment activities. If you need investment, legal, and/or tax advice, please consult a professional directly.  Any links to third-party financial resources are provided as a convenience for informational purposes only.  Neither UC Merced or its Financial Wellness Center endorses or approves any of the products, services or opinions of the entities or individuals associated with these links. UC Merced and its Financial Wellness Center bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of any external site associated with the links provided or any subsequent links.