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Life Skills


Effectively meet the challenges and expectations of leading a fulfilling life.

Expected Behaviors

  • Contribute to one’s community
  • Overcome everyday challenges
  • Manage personal finances responsibly
  • Lead a fulfilling life

Skills examples include:

  • Planning your future
  • Financial literacy
  • Budgeting
  • Retirement
  • Good credit and credit ratings
  • Managing student loans
  • Taxes 101
  • Buying vs. leasing a car
  • Mortgages vs. leases
  • Understanding different types of insurance
  • Identity protection
  • Building community when you move
  • Becoming an UT alum
  • Work/life balance
  • Maintaining your car
  • Personal health and fitness
  • Community service/volunteerism
  • VOTE!
  • Legal matters to consider (wills, living wills, power of attorney, etc.)
  • Being a savvy consumer
  • Connecting with the arts