Friday, January 30th, 2009
Work and Money: Making the Best of Hard Times
Date: Friday, January 30th, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time
How do you protect yourself and your family in today’s economy? Do you have a plan for covering your daily expenses? Are you living paycheck to paycheck? If you’re unemployed, do you know how long it might take you to find a new job? Are you unable to find a job comparable to your previous job in status and/or earnings? If you need to be considering other jobs, do you know what jobs will be growing in the next eight years, what their education and training requirements are, and what they pay? Tough economic times call for being knowledgeable about the job market, examining your money habits, and taking action to maintain or restore financial health.
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About the speakers
Kristina Bartsch, is the Chief of the Division of Occupational Outlook in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Projections Program at the U.S. Department of Labor. She oversees the staff that develops national long-term occupational employment projections as well as numerous career information publications, including the Occupational Outlook Handbook. The web version of the Handbook is one of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most frequently-visited web sites, and recently won an award of "Excellence" from the Society for Technical Communication. While working at BLS, she also assisted in developing, and later managing, the BLS American Time Use Survey, the only continuous survey of how people in the United States divide their time among paid work, childcare, education, leisure, and other activities.
Nancy Granovsky, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, is a Regents’ Fellow, Professor and Extension Family Economics Specialist at Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, in College Station, Texas. Since 1978, Ms. Granovsky has had statewide responsibility for Extension program development in family economics and financial planning and management education. She is the principal author of the Women’s Bureau’s Wi$eUp curriculum, and under her direction, a Texas AgriLife Extension team manages the Wi$eUp website. Ms. Granovsky is a frequent presenter on financial planning and author of numerous Extension publications and curricula in financial management education. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota in home economics education. Her M.S. degree in family economics and further post-graduate studies are from Kansas State University. Ms. Granovsky chairs the Texas Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.
Lisa Featherngill, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)/Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, is Director of Financial & Estate Planning for the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Palm Beach, Florida offices of Calibre CPA Group. Ms. Featherngill has provided tax and financial planning services to clients for more than 20 years. She received her B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University. Ms. Featherngill is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, where she sits on the PFS Credential Committee.