Financial Literacy Series

Join Dr. Daad Rizk, financial literacy coordinator, to learn how to manage your money more efficiently. Webinars are offered as part of Penn State's financial literacy curriculum: Money Counts: A Financial Literacy Series. 

Dr. Daad Rizk

Dr. Daad Rizk

Past Webinars

Spring Clean Your Financial Clutter

At the Spring Clean Your Financial Clutter webinar, Dr. Daad Rizk explained how and why you should clear out financial clutter, the difference between temporary and permanent records, and how to use budgeting as a tool to clean up this clutter. Topics covered included which records to keep and for how long.

The "Spring Clean Your Financial Clutter" webinar took place on April 24, 2014.

Financial Literacy for Women

At the Financial Literacy for Women webinar, Dr. Daad Rizk, financial literacy coordinator, discussed the money-related challenges women face and solutions that can help women succeed financially despite these challenges. Topics covered included earnings, spending habits, family responsibilities, career opportunities, and paying for education.

Military Financial Challenges and Benefits

At the Military Financial Challenges and Benefits webinar, Dr. Daad Rizk, financial literacy coordinator, provided details for military families on topics such as educational benefits, lending options, preparations for deployment or transfer, and common scams to avoid.

Wage and Tax Fundamentals

At the Wage and Tax Fundamentals webinar, Dr. Daad Rizk, financial literacy coordinator, and Dr. Cathy Bowen, professor and consumer issues specialist, provided an overview of the federal taxing system and tax withholding and wage statements, and explained how to read your paycheck stub, calculate taxes and net income, and complete your Form 1040 tax form.

Identity Theft: Protecting Yourself

At the Identity Theft webinar, Dr. Daad Rizk, financial literacy coordinator, explained how Identity theft happens and shared ways to reduce your risk, as well as steps to take if identity theft happens to you. 

The Plastic Dilemma: Credit Cards, Statements, and Fees

At the Plastic Dilemma webinar, Dr. Daad Rizk, financial literacy coordinator, discussed how to read a credit card statement, how to manage credit card debt, the advantages and disadvantages of credit cards, and how credit cards can impact your credit history, credit report, and credit score. This webinar is part of Penn State's financial literacy curriculum: Money Counts: A Financial Literacy Series.

The "Plastic Dilemma: Credit Cards, Statements, and Fees" webinar took place on September 5, 2013. View the archived webinar.

Budgeting 101: Making Dollars with Sense

At the Budgeting 101 webinar, Dr. Daad Rizk, financial literacy coordinator, shared 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.

The "Budgeting 101: Making Dollars with Sense" webinar took place on June 27, 2013. View the archived webinar.