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NISOD is excited to announce the Financial Literacy Series! This complimentary webinar series explores the nexus between finance and our academic, personal, and professional lives. These webinars demystify topics such as insurance, retirement savings, and estate plans, while also examining financial issues through new and exciting lenses, such as the parallels between money and fitness and how psychology impacts the economies of our lives. Register for one webinar or the entire series! All Financial Literacy Series webinars are free for individuals at NISOD member and non-member colleges.

Each webinar is facilitated by Glenn Kent, who works as a financial advisor with Ameriprise. He earned an associate degree while attending community college in Pennsylvania and continued his path in education, obtaining a PhD in psychology. In addition to financial advising, Glenn teaches at the community and state college levels in Virginia. With advanced education and training in psychology, Glenn appreciates the important role of emotions and behavior in successful financial planning and investing. Glenn is an exercise enthusiast and lives in the city of Roanoke with his wife and three children.

How to Boost Your Financial and Physical Wellness: The Parallels Between Money and Fitness

People aim to change their behavior in many areas of life, and none are more common than getting into shape and improving their finances. Although two separate goals, the techniques to improve both areas are quite similar. Join us to learn exactly how you can accomplish your fitness and money goals in 2021 and beyond.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Pacific: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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It’s All in Your Head: Psychology, Money, and the Economies of Our Lives

This webinar focuses on the psychology of money. Learn how the evolution and structure of the brain affects decisions we make about our finances, as well as several common cognitive biases that can lead us in the wrong direction with our money if we are not aware of them. Finally, several solutions will be offered to improve our chances of taking emotions out of financial decisions.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Pacific: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Finance for Females

The goal of this webinar is to help participants understand the relationship between women, money, investing, and other financial topics. This subject continues to grow in importance for many reasons we will discuss. It is also worth noting that men have a vested interest in understanding this topic because, in many cases, women impact the financial aspects of their daily lives.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Pacific: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Shutdowns, Snowballs, and Sages

This webinar answers the question, “What do shutdowns, snowballs, and sages have in common?”. The answer may surprise you as all three have to do with different aspects of financial health. Join us to learn why the path to financial health is at least partially paved with shutdowns, snowballs, and sages.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Pacific: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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I’ve Got a Retirement Saving Tool for You: The Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

This webinar highlights the world of traditional and Roth IRAs, retirement savings vehicles many can take advantage of, yet not enough do. First, we will test your knowledge about these individual retirement plans that can provide tax advantages for retirement savings. Next, we will review the nuts and bolts behind each. Finally, we will review a real-life example of how to assess which IRA approach may be best for your needs.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Pacific: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Two Things Are Certain in This World: Today We Are Going to Discuss One ~ Taxes!

This webinar addresses one of the two “musts” in this world: taxes. Learn some of the underpinnings of our modern-day taxes, where our tax money goes, considerations when filing our tax returns, plus several additional facets of a part of our lives many would choose to do without.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Pacific: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Financing the College Experience

This webinar focuses on various considerations, approaches, and strategies one might consider regarding financing higher education.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Pacific: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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A Guide to Teaching Financial Responsibility

This webinar provides financial basics every parent or grandparent can share with their kids or grandkids.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Pacific: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Plan for the Future: How an Estate Plan Puts You in Control

This webinar focuses on strategies you can use to care for the people and things you love and how to leave a lasting and meaningful legacy.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Pacific: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Plan for Your Future: Your Social Security Benefits

This webinar addresses various aspects of the well-known social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivor benefits.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Pacific: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Insurance, Insurance, Everywhere

The goal of our discussion is to better understand insurance as a means of protection from financial loss. Indeed, a key aspect of the financial planning process is to not only achieve success with your money, but to recognize that one aspect of this success is considering the risk management side of the financial equation.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Pacific: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Investing: Getting Started, Keeping it Going, Cashing In

This seminar will outline several key components of smart investing, including how to break planning into manageable steps and how to identify and mitigate risk that can throw off financial and retirement goals.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Pacific: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mountain: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Central: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Eastern: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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