Nearly half of all employees say financial challenges cause them the most stress in their lives. It’s important to target stress at the source. Through the Financial Wellness Program, the Employee Assistance & Counseling Center provides personalized counseling and various resources designed to help employees cope with financial stressors. This program is here to empower you to take charge of your finances and financial wellbeing.

See the EACC's financial wellness services below for more information.

  • Counseling

    Financial Wellness Counseling

    Need financial guidance but not sure where to start? An individualized financial wellness counseling session will help you gain a better understanding of your financial situation, while teaching you the best options for managing your finances and paying off debt.

    The UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center offers free financial counseling services to help you develop a personal financial assessment and take control of your finances. To schedule a one-on-one appointment with an EACC counselor, call 205-934-2281. Appointments available Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Webinars

    Financial Webinars by Request

    The Financial Wellness Program offers personalized financial education webinars by request via Zoom. These financial webinars are perfect for staff councils, academic departments and affinity groups. Choose the financial topic that fits the needs of your group, from navigating UAB’s retirement plans to estate planning. With advance notice, we can develop a custom presentation. Submit a request online, and a member of the EACC Financial Wellness team will contact you within three business days to discuss your group’s programming needs.

    SmartPath Webinar Archives

    SmartPath webinars for UAB employees are engaging, practical and actionable and cover a variety of financial wellness topics. Archived sessions from the 2020 webinar series are available in the Campus Learning System with a Blazer ID and password.

  • UAB Financial Wellness Program

    UAB Financial Wellness Program

    The UAB Financial Wellness Program offers financial tools for early, mid and late career employees, as well as student loan assistance and additional financial wellness resources designed to help employees cope with financial stressors, build financial skills and feel confident about their future.

    Visit to explore the variety of financial wellness resources available to UAB employees.

  • Financial Tip of the Month

    Financial Tip of the Month

    How to spend less this holiday season

    With the holidays rapidly approaching, many are probably wondering how they can spend less this holiday season. Here are a few suggestions to ensure you don’t spend more than what’s required while keeping the reason for the season in mind!

    1. Create a budget: Make a list of everyone you need to shop for, indicate the amount you would like to spend, and list one or two gift options within the price range. Studies show that shopping lists decrease frivolous spending.
    2. Practice responsible borrowing: Not using your credit cards during the holiday may sound extreme, but responsible borrowing is key. Never swipe for more than you can pay off immediately (within 30 days). Or keep it simple and just use cash.
    3. Make memories: Give the gift of experience and/or time. Consider activities that could take the place of exchanging gifts. such as volunteering as a family or planning a small outing or trip.

    Look for the Financial Tip of the Month in the UAB HR Monthly Newsletter.