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Family Finances Series: Financial Planning for Life Events

August 28, 2018 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT


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In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. O’Neill will talk about preparing for the inevitable circumstances that life throws our way. Divorce, untimely death, health crises, marriage, remarriage, widowhood, home-buying, and retirement take a tremendous toll on finances. Dr. O’Neill will talk about savings and insurance as protective barriers against the financial distress these events can cause. She will also discuss recovery plans to regain lost finances and starting again on a reduced income.

This event is hosted by the Personal Finance and Family Development concentration areas of the Military Families Learning Network.


Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D. – Financial Resource Management Specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring and Investing on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future, Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.


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You will first be prompted to complete an evaluation for this webinar, upon completion a link will be provided to access the post-test and/or certificate.

Continuing Education Credit

MFLN Personal Finance is offering AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. Get more information here.This webinar is approved for 1.5 general CEUs for FinCert Certified Personal Finance Counselors (CPFC).

MFLN Family Development will be providing 1.5 CEUs through the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. These educational hours may be submitted by professionals to meet continuing education requirements for renewal of Social Work, Professional Counselor, and Marriage and Family Therapist licenses. The UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work is an approved CEU provider in all but the following 11 states: Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma. However, participants are encouraged to check with their states’ latest licensing rules to confirm reciprocity and CEU rules. 


 Barbara O’Neill

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Presentation Slides (PDF)

Presentation Handout (PDF) 

Additional Resources- Financial Planning for Life Events

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MoneyTalk with MFLN Personal Finance Podcast: Financial Planning for Life Events

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