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Webinar Schedule for the 2017-2018 Academic Year (8/29/17 – 7/31/18)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
https://psu.zoom.us/j/310489880

The Penn State Financial Literacy & Wellness Center is offering monthly webinars via Zoom throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.  The webinars will be held on the last Tuesday of every month starting in August, and are from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Except December).  To access any of these free webinars, please use the Zoom link provided below, no registration needed:

https://psu.zoom.us/j/310489880

 

  1. August 29                                            Principles of Financial Literacy
  2. September 26                                     Student Loans
  3. October 31                                          Saving and Investing
  4. November 28                                     Credit Cards
  5. December (NONE)                            None will be offered in December – Happy Holidays!
  6. January 30                                          Debt Management
  7. February 27                                        Wage and Tax Fundamentals
  8. March 27                                             Spring Cleaning – Financial Clutter
  9. April 24                                                Principles of Financial Literacy
  10. May 29                                                 Budgeting Fundamentals
  11. June 26                                                Financial Literacy for Women
  12. July 31                                                  SMART: Financial Goal Planning

 

 

 


Budgeting and Student loan repayment strategies

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:00PM -7:00 PM
16 Ritenour

Budgeting lies at the foundation of every financial plan. It is never only about money; it is mostly about making financial choices. In this workshop on Budgeting Fundamentals, principles will be simplified in just 5 steps that are easy to follow,  simple strategies to evaluate and better manage your finances will be shared, including tips on handling debt and setting short and long term goals using the SMART model.  Student loan repayment strategies will be discussed in this workshop.  This MoneyCounts session is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy and Wellness Center team as a private session.  Students are encouraged to review the self-study modules at: https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/ and come prepared to engage in the discussion.

Requested by Sara Roser-Jones  – ssr129@psu.edu

 


College Transition – Financial (2 sessions)

Thursday, September 21, 2017
4:35PM -6:00 PM
207 Ford Building

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to provide students with the resources needed to make informed decisions regarding their money management. But what is Financial Literacy? What are the main principles that a student should explore? And what is the purpose of becoming financially literate? Financial Literacy is not just about managing your money, it dives deep to help you question your attitudes and values toward money and guides you to reach a life full of financial security and freedom. (2 sessions)

Students will review the self-study modules of Financial Literacy Overview (FLO), Credit Cards and Student Loans

https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by Vernon Carraway – vlc118@psu.edu  – Class will meet on:

1.   Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 4:35PM – 5:50PM – Financial Literacy Overview

2.  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 4:35PM – 5:50Pm – Credit Cards and Student Loans


Ten (10) Principles of Financial Literacy

Friday, September 29, 2017
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
171 Willard

Financial Literacy is a lifelong undertaking, but it has to begin somewhere. This presentation will discuss 10 key principles of financial literacy that everyone should know. This introduction to financial literacy covers a broad range of personal finance topics and is a great way for attendees to begin their planning of a more secure financial future. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session.

Requested by Cynthia Young cay9@psu.edu

 

 

 


Using Student Loans Responsibly

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
4:30 PM-5:45 PM
210 Ferguson Building

A college degree is an investment in your future and that investment must be undertaken responsibly. National student loan debt is increasing by 2,700 dollars per second and is well over 1.3 trillion dollars. Additionally, there are currently more that 3.6 million borrowers in default. This workshop is designed to help attendees responsibly utilize their student loans in order to maximize that return on their education while avoiding the pitfalls that countless borrowers face. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy & Wellness Center team as a private class session.  Students are encourage to check out the Self-study modules at https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by Dr. Cathy Bowen cfb4@psu.edu

Class starts at 4:35pm – 5:50pm


Ten (10) Principles of Financial Literacy

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
HUB 233A

Financial Literacy is a lifelong undertaking, but it has to begin somewhere. This presentation will discuss 10 key principles of financial literacy that everyone should know. This introduction to financial literacy covers a broad range of personal finance topics and is a great way for attendees to begin their planning of a more secure financial future. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session.

DeAnn Martz, HUB 233A Focus on Budgeting for change of campus series.

 


First Year Seminar (FLO)

Monday, October 9, 2017
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Business 008

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being.  This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session.

Requested by Ashley Rippey amp347@psu.edu

  1. October 9, 2017 Business 008 – 10:00am- 11:00am
  2. October 9, 2017 Business 008 – 11:00am – 12:00pm

 


Deeper in Debt – Women and Student Loans

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6:30 PM-7:45 PM
Business Building - Room 110

A new study conducted by the American Association of University Women estimates that women hold almost two-thirds of the country’s $1.3 trillion dollars in student loan debt. Women incur larger student loan debt than men, and after graduation earn an average of 22% less than their male counterparts. These factors and others leave women with less disposable income, which takes an average of two years longer to pay off student loan debt.

For a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to Penn State Bookstore, to learn more about women and student loans, and to explore solutions, AAUW Pennsylvania, AAUW State College and the Penn State Financial Literacy & Wellness Center will host a panel discussion on this topic. Federal and State funding of higher education, financial aid issues, academic choices, pay gaps in gender and race, and advocacy ideas for individuals will be discussed. This program will empower women to make life-changing choices that could dramatically affect their financial future. Join us!  Open to Public!

Tuesday, October 10th, 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Smeal Business Building, Room 110, Penn State-University Park

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is located at the corner of Park Avenue and Shortlidge Road on Penn State’s University Park campus. Public parking is available in the East Parking Deck on Bigler Road, cost $1.00 per hour.

For remote attendance via Zoom: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://psu.zoom.us/j/526969836

For additional information on AAUW or questions in regard to this event: http://www.aauwstatecollege.org/

Registration is requested but not required!

 

 

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First Year Seminar (FLO)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Busniess 008 -009

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session.

Requested by Evan Smith ebs5017@psu.edu

  1. Session starts at 9:10 -9:50 AM (Business 008)
  2. Session starts at 4:45 -5:25PM  (Business 009)

First Year Seminar (FLO)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1:30 PM-2:15 PM
105 Business Building

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session.  Students are encouraged to check out the Self-Study Modules at: https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by: Debbie Lissenden   dwl15@psu.edu

Class starts at 1:25pm

 

 


First Year Seminar (FLO)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:15 AM-11:00 AM
Business Room 10

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session. Students are encourage to check out the Self-study modules at https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by Katrina Wehr kmw5340@psu.edu (2 sessions)

10:10- 11:00 Business Room 10

3:35- 4:25 Business Room 10

 


First Year Seminar (FLO)

Thursday, October 12, 2017
9:00 AM-10:15 AM
010 Business Building

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session. Students are encourage to check out the Self-study modules at https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by Devin Ferraro dmf29@psu.edu

Class starts at 9:05 – 10:20am

 

 


Strategies for Success: Student Loan Repayment

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:00PM -7:00PM
Simmons Piano Lounge

When you graduate, withdraw from school, or drop below half-time enrollment status you will have six months before your first payment is due on your federal  subsidized and unsubsidized loans. In addition to any private loan you might have borrowed.  This workshop will share budgeting tips to meet your payments and strategies to protect your financial reputation throughout the terms of the loans, and will help you learn how to get yourself ready to start the repayment process, choose your repayment plan and make informed financial decisions in debt management.


First Year Seminar – FLO

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
9:00 AM-9:30 AM
201 Ford Building

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session. Students are encourage to check out the Self-study modules at https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by Renee Thornton-Roop – rat14@psu.edu

Class starts at 9:05 AM – 9:25AM  shared with Student Aid – focus on adult issues – Veteran’s First Year Seminar

 


First Year Seminar (FLO) 2 Sessions

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
12:15 PM-1:15 PM
322 Sacket

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session. Students are encourage to check out the Self-study modules at https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by Marja J Verbeeten  mjv13@psu.edu  (2 Sessions)

1. October 18, 2017, class starts at 12:20pm  at 322 Sacket Building

2.  October 30, 2017, class starts at 9:05-am at 105 Chambers Building


First Year Seminar (FLO) with emphasis on Budgeting

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
217 Grange Building

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will present students with an overall review of financial literacy topics with emphasis on Budgeting.  Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session. Students are encourage to check out the Self-study modules at https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/
Requested by Nontalie Morrow  – nmorrow@psu.edu

 

 

 


Ten (10) Principles of Financial Literacy

Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:30 PM-5:45PM
5 Huck Life Science Building

Financial Literacy is a lifelong undertaking, but it has to begin somewhere. This presentation will discuss 10 key principles of financial literacy that everyone should know. This introduction to financial literacy covers a broad range of personal finance topics and is a great way for attendees to begin their planning of a more secure financial future. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session.

Requested by Stacy Jones slj18@psu.edu

Class starts at 4:35 – 5:50 PM

Location: 5 Huck Life Science Building


Budgeting Fundamentals

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:15 PM-7:15 PM
Willard

Budgeting lies at the foundation of every financial plan. It is never only about money; it is mostly about making financial choices. In this workshop on Budgeting Fundamentals, principles will be simplified in just 5 steps that are easy to follow,  simple strategies to evaluate and better manage your finances will be shared, including tips on handling debt and setting short and long term goals using the SMART model.  This MoneyCounts session is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy and Wellness Center team as a private session.

Requested by Alexa Ain apa5098@psu.edu

Session starts at 6:15PM


First Year Seminar (FLO)

Monday, October 23, 2017
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
9 Business Building

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session. Students are encourage to check out the Self-study modules at https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by Dawn Maguire dxv110@psu.edu

Class starts at 10:10 -11:00am


First Year Seminar (FLO)

Monday, October 23, 2017
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
217 Grange Building

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session. Students are encourage to check out the Self-study modules at https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by Trisha Phillip tbp3@psu.edu

Session Starts 4:30pm  –  Focus on Overview/Budgeting/Student Loans

 


First Year Seminar (FLO)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
214 Ferguson Building

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session. Students are encourage to check out the Self-study modules at https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by Julie Arnold  jqr9@psu.edu

Class starts at 10:35 -11:25


Credit Cards and Debt Management

Monday, October 30, 2017
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
217 Grange Building

This workshop will help you identify, manage and reduce your debts, whether they are from credit cards, student loans or other debt sources. Learn to track spending, differentiate between wants and needs, build a sustainable budget, strategize for tough economic times, and make little changes that save money overtime and help with overall debt management and financial control.  Discusses the pros and cons of paying with plastic, how to read a credit card statement, how to manage credit card debt, and how credit cards can impact your credit history, credit report, and credit score. This workshop will uncover the mystery of how a FICO score is calculated and reveal tips to protect your financial reputation. This MoneyCounts workshop is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy team as a special session.  Students are encouraged to review the self-study modules and come prepared with questions for an interactive discussion.  https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by Nontalie Morrow  – nmorrow@psu.edu

 


Ten (10) Principles of Financial Literacy

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
10:00 AM-5:30 PM
Business Building Class BA 297

Financial Literacy is a lifelong undertaking, but it has to begin somewhere. This presentation will discuss 10 key principles of financial literacy that everyone should know. This introduction to financial literacy covers a broad range of personal finance topics and is a great way for attendees to begin their planning of a more secure financial future. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session.

Requested by: Ashley Stark als5328@psu.edu

Six (6) sessions will be offered for Class BA 297 on November 1, 2017 as follows:

207 Business Building  (10:10 – 11:00)

110 Business Building (11:15 – 12:05)

108 Business Building (1:25 – 2:15)

108 Business Building (2:30 -3:20)

108 Business Building (3:35 – 4:25)

110 Business Building (4:40 – 5:30)

 

 


Saving and Investing

Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Zoom Meeting - Webinar

Today we live in a complex world, and the realm of saving and investing for your future is just as complex. Gone are the days where you could just sit back and rely on a company pension, social security and saved cash for emergencies. Complex and confusing financial products are a necessary vehicle as you build a foundation for your future.  This presentation will arm you with the knowledge you need to make more informed saving and investment decisions.  It highlights the importance of saving and investing, asset protection as well as the relationship between risk and return. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session.

Please direct communication for this event to: studentaffairs@outreach.psu.edu

Requested by World Campus – Ashley Adams  aaa328@psu.ed

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://psu.zoom.us/j/166361829

 

 


First Year Seminar (FLO) – BHH 148S – 7 Sessions

Monday, November 6, 2017
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Greenberg Building 001

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session. Students are encourage to check out the Self-study modules at https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by  BBH 148S – Kellynn Wilson kaw56@psu.edu (7 Sessions) Nov 6-7 in Greenberg Building 001

Day                                     Time                      Instructor
Monday, November 6th 9:05am-9:55am Kellynn Wilson
Monday, November 6th 10:10am-11:00am Kaleena Davidson
Monday, November 6th 11:15am-12:05pm* Mark Hinish
Monday, November 6th 11:15am-12:05pm* Molly Tye
Monday, November 6th 1:25pm-2:15pm Lori O’Donnell
Tuesday, November 7th 9:05am-9:55am Joseph Ianiero
Tuesday, November 7th 10:35am-11:35am Todd Kulka
Tuesday, November 7th 12:20pm-1:10pm Jim Weaver

Classes 11:15am-12:05pm will be combined in one session.


Budgeting/Saving and Investing

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Hintz Family Alumni Center Conference Room

Budgeting lies at the foundation of every financial plan. It is never only about money; it is mostly about making financial choices. This interactive workshop on Budgeting Fundamentals,  simplifies budgeting in just 5 steps that are easy to follow, shares simple strategies to evaluate and better manage your finances, including tips on handling debt and setting short and long term goals using the SMART model. Some focus will be given on budgeting for the holidays.

Today we live in a complex world, and the realm of saving and investing for your future is just as complex. Gone are the days where you could just sit back and rely on a company pension, social security and saved cash for emergencies. Complex and confusing financial products are a necessary vehicle as you build a foundation for your future. This presentation will arm you with the knowledge you need to make more informed saving and investment decisions. It highlights the importance of saving and investing, asset protection as well as the relationship between risk and return.

This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session. 

Karen Michel ksm15@psu.edu

 

 


First Year Seminar (FLO)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
207 Hammond Building

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session. Students are encourage to check out the Self-study modules at https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by Matt Stumpf msj63@psu.edu

Session starts at 3:35 – 4:25pm


First Year Seminar (FLO)

Thursday, November 9, 2017
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
217 Hammond

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of well-being. This First Year Seminar presentation will introduce attendees to the topics of budgeting, saving, investing, debt, student loans, and risk management. Additional resources available to students will also be highlighted. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session. Students are encourage to check out the Self-study modules at https://financialliteracy.psu.edu/self-study-modules/

Requested by Jen Saltsgiver     jlr46@psu.edu

Class starts at 3:05 pm – 4:20pm

 


Ten (10) Principles of Financial Literacy

Monday, November 13, 2017
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Business Building

Financial Literacy is a lifelong undertaking, but it has to begin somewhere. This presentation will discuss 10 key principles of financial literacy that everyone should know. This introduction to financial literacy covers a broad range of personal finance topics and is a great way for attendees to begin their planning of a more secure financial future. This MoneyCounts presentation is provided by the Penn State Financial Literacy Center team as a private session.

Requested by Devin Ferraro dmf29@psu.edu

 

 


HESA Presentation – Higher Education Student Association

Friday, April 6, 2018
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
TBD

This is a special session to Higher Education Student Association  (HESA) to discuss a “medley” of topics in financial literacy including budgeting, credit cards and debt management, saving, investing, insurance and retirement planning.  It is an open discussion of financial issues facing graduate students now and beyond graduation.

Requested by: Sarah Zipf –  stz2@psu.edu