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SmartPath at UAB

UAB has partnered with SmartPath to offer faculty and staff a variety of financial wellness resources that make financial problem solving more personal and accessible for everyone. SmartPath services are an employer-sponsored benefit for benefits-eligible employees and members of their immediate household from the UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center.

  • SmartPath Financial Coaching

    SmartPath offers UAB employees unbiased, confidential financial coaching. Like a personal trainer for your money, SmartPath Financial Coaching is designed to help you make better choices and stay accountable. Your certified SmartPath coach will work with you to map out your savings, debt, income and expenses, and build a financial plan that is compatible with your individual goals.

    A monthly fee of $29 provides participants with access to a full range of resources, including:

    • Unlimited phone calls with a personal, unbiased financial coach
    • Actionable care plan reports with recommended options and next steps
    • Anytime access to SmartPath’s client financial education portal

    Register online at

  • SmartPath Webinars

    SmartPath's monthly webinars for UAB employees are engaging, practical and actionable and cover a variety of financial wellness topics. View flyers below to register to stream an upcoming session live via Zoom; archived sessions are available in the LMS with a Blazer ID and password.

    SmartPath Webinar Series 2019 Schedule

    • February 25: Get Your Money Right
      Getting out of debt, saving for retirement, budgeting, supporting children, homeownership...the list goes on. So what do you do first? What's your strategy? This course will show you the most important number in your financial life and a 7-Step system that takes the stress out of money.
      See flyer for more information.
    • February 28: Improving Your Credit Score
      How can I improve my credit? Think like a bank. Your credit score tells banks how risky it could be to lend you money. When you start thinking like they do, it's easier to understand how you can improve your score and lower your risk. Join us to learn how credit scores work and several safe ways to improve your credit.
      See flyer for more information.
    • March 12: Finances and Family
      Is someone in your family constantly asking for money? Do you share bills or struggle with drawing that infamous 'line'? You're not alone and, simply put, money and family don't mix well. Come learn some different strategies to help your family become financially independent and collectively powerful.
      See flyer for more information.
    • April 9: Love & Money
      Marriage is hard. Money can make it harder if you're not on the same page. Different budgeting styles, different priorities, different levels of financial acumen all play a role. Come learn how to be on the same team with your spouse and money. This webinar will teach you how to have collective goals while protecting your individual freedom.
      See flyer for more information.
    • May 15: Hello, My Name is Debt
      Credit cards, medical debt, tax debt, student loans, car note... the list goes on. So how do you get out of debt? Lowest balance or highest interest rate? What about those companies that promise to help you? Join us to learn how to get debt free. Hint: It's not impossible.
      See flyer for more information.
    • June 11: Life of the Credit Card
      You charge the card today, it's due next month and then there's this 'minimum payment'. This doesn't make sense! I agree. Credit cards can be dangerous if you don't know exactly how they work. Come learn about the fine print with credit cards, what points are really worth and how you can stay out of the debt spiral.
      See flyer for more information.
    • July 16: Tackling Student Loans
      College costs are rising at 7% per year! That means more debt for you. The average outstanding student loan debt is $30,000 and it feels like you'll make payments forever. Join us to learn 5 strategies for paying off student loans.
      See flyer for more information.
    • August 14: Retirement Readiness
      How do you know if you're ready to retire? You've saved a little and think you're on track but it's scary to think about when you won't get paid. Join us to see a simple plan to see if you're ready for retirement and how to get there if you're not.
      See flyer for more information.
    • September 17: Investing — Making Money in your Sleep
      Your money can make money. It can also lose money. Don't let marketing get you excited about investing without understanding all of the risks. Investing can be a powerful tool when you fully understand what you're doing. Join us to understand the fundamentals of how to help your money work for you.
      See flyer for more information.
    • October 15: Homeownership, Refinancing (or Not)
      Are you ready to buy? Are there advantages to renting? Are you missing out if you don't own a home? Or, maybe you should sell the one you're in. Join us to learn how to make sure homeownership turns into the American Dream (not a nightmare).
    • November 19: Making Kids Money Smart
      Designer shoes, a new phone, a movie night with friends — children think money grows on trees! You know it doesn't and want them to learn how to be financially smart. Join us to learn creative ways to show children how money works including paying them interest on their savings.
    • December 10: Faces of the Rich
      Regardless of your income, families can truly build generational wealth in one generation. We've seen it happen over and over again. Now, we'll show you how. Join us to hear a few stories and strategies on how to build wealth for your great grandchildren and beyond.