The Woods focuses on money management

News | 04.18.2012

Financial literacy programs for college students help to balance their education and provide a solid foundation that leads to a lifetime of financial success.  This is the goal with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s financial symposium, “Focus the Woods: Our Financial Future.” It takes place on April 24, 2012, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Hayes Auditorium. The symposium coincides with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Smart Week in Indiana (April 21-28, 2012) that includes a series of classes and activities designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

Jim Tanoos, Ph.D., assistant professor of business at SMWC said the symposium will help prepare students to handle their own personal finances and to excel during their college years and beyond.

 “Students face more economic challenges in today’s complex world with high gas prices, student loans, proliferations of credit card usage, etc. and as such, financial awareness is an important factor for young people to be successful,” added Tanoos. “We are pleased that our symposium experts will help to weave financial education into the fabric of our campus.”

Full Schedule of Focus the Woods: Our Financial Future

9:00 a.m.
Now What? Your Finances and the Rest of Your Life

Erin Robertson, ’00, CRPC®, CFP®
Financial Consultant, Retirement & Individual Financial Services

9:45 a.m.
College Checking Accounts

Diana Bell and Missy Rafter
West Terre Haute Manager
Old National Bank

10:00 a.m.
Women Need To Ask! Men Ask More, Men Get More

Heather Penney
Regional Director
West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center

10:30 a.m.
Protect Yourself: Stop Scams and Identity Theft

Amy Wardlow
Outreach Services Specialist, Consumer Protection Division,
Office of the Indiana Attorney General

11:00 a.m.
The Perspective of a Horse Owner/Breeder: Breeding Strategies,
Costs and Benefits, Success Stories, and the Market

Dennis Bialaszewski, Ph.D.
Owner, Polish Rose Stables and Board of Directors
Indiana Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association

11:30 a.m.
A Thin Line: Poverty and Self-Sufficiency in Vigo County

Christine Wilkey
Associate Professor of Human Services
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Student Loans: Trends and Student Strategies

Darla Hopper
Director of Financial Aid
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

12:15 p.m.
An Introduction to the Indiana State Investment Club

Alyse Houghton
Indiana State University Student
Indiana State University Investment Club Representative

12:30 p.m.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Phi Beta Lambda
Club Awards and Recognitions







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