UNEX Construction This Week

UNEX contractor will be working on site this Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The work will include placement of steel reinforcing, so high levels of noise are not anticipated.

 

Concrete pours will be occurring each week from now through December. 

 

Next week pours will occur  on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. The concrete pump will be set up at 8:00 am and concrete trucks will be arriving at 9:00 am. Monday’s pour should last about 5 hours, with 3-hour pours on Tuesday and Friday. As always, one lane will be closed and flag men will be directing traffic.  The two small sections of sidewalk that were cut out for the water line tie-in will be patched on Monday during the pour.

New Ways to Save Money and Expand Your Wallet

Contributed by: Jojo Siu, Verano Place Housing Assistant

Are you still trying to establish healthy spending habits now that tax season is starting to wind down? Are you trying to teach your kids to be financially responsible for the future? Here are some tips on how to expand your wallet, save, and be aware of your financial benefits:

  1. Self-control: This is a skill best learned sooner than later. However, if you are typically a big spender, limit yourself to using cash only. Use ONLY what’s in your wallet, and nothing more. Also, set yourself a hard limit on a monthly allowance, keeping expenses to a minimum.
  2. Keep informed on how to manage your personal finances and guard your wealth. Don’t let other people mismanage your money! Be educated when you talk to your bank about Retirement Savings plans, bank benefits, Mortgages, etc. The more you know, the more you save by being informed about where your money goes! Think about getting your valuables insured too. It’s a worthwhile investment that will help protect your assets in the long term.
  3. Keep record of your expenses, deposits, and budgets. The best way to do this is to get a personal finance book (or start up an excel sheet). Finance planners are often available at your local staples, and Excel has its own pre-set templates for keeping track of your monthly expenditures. Just like knowing more about managing your personal finances can save you money, knowing where that money is coming from and going keeps you aware of how much you’re really spending. It’s also helpful for future financial planning.
  4. Emergency funds and accounts: It’s always useful to keep an emergency fund. Having an extra account that is untouchable, and having a reserved amount set aside can help you rest at ease when it comes to financial troubles. Also, leaving the money in a separate account to accrue interest means that you are slowly saving up long term. Retirement funds are an important part of setting aside this separate account as well.
  5. Financial and Physical Health: Don’t put yourself in a position to be stressed about last minute payments (for taxes, rent, insurance, etc.). If you can’t afford health insurance, getting sick is the last thing you need! Stay healthy, exercise regularly, and don’t let the stress get to you. Plan ahead. Staying healthy has more to do with saving money than you think!

10 am Water Shut Off 69000 Building

April 14, 2015

 

TO: Residents of the 69000 Building

 

The water to building 69000 will be shut off at 10:00 to repair a main line leak from the hot water broiler.

We anticipate water service will be restored by 3:00 pm.

A notice will be sent when the work is complete.

 

Beverly

 

Beverly Chaney

Director, Verano Place Housing

949-824-7972

Maintenance Monday: Keys/Locks

Have you noticed that your key gets stuck in your front door or mailbox and won’t open without some elbow grease? If any of your keys do not smoothly turn in your locks then submit an online maintenance request form or call the Verano Place Housing Office during business hours so the sticking can be addressed before there is a real problem. Do not force the key if you notice sticking and do not spray or put any solutions into your lock. Doing so could damage the lock. Thank you.

VRC Meeting this Thursday!

Hello Verano Residents!

 

Please join us Thursday, April 16 from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Verano Commons for our Verano Community Meeting.

 

Come with your concerns, comments, feedback and suggestions to share with your VRC members. Let us know what new things you want to see from your VRC and ways we can improve your living experience in Verano Place.

 

The Verano Residents’ Council (VRC) is elected to advocate for your needs, and to create programming/events that benefit the entire Verano community. We are working hard to provide opportunities for all community members to get their voice heard and connect with the greater community!

 

Additionally, the VRC has a Facebook group where you can get the most up to date information on events, meetings and issues. Please join at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ucivrc/

 

We look forward to see you at our events!

 

Best,

VRC

vrc@uci.edu