February 21, 2011

Students to get lesson in teaching personal finance

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Someday soon, family and consumer sciences students from Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be helping others become more financially savvy.

Among their arsenal of financial education tools will be the knowledge they acquire at a special webinar event this week. The webinar, “Cracking the Millionaire Code: Financial Education for Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers and Students, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 in Pulliam Hall, Room 204.

Joanne Seymour Kuster, a financial educator, entrepreneur, author and speaker, will present the lesson filled with fun ways to learn and teach the concepts of personal finance. She’ll discuss how people can learn to invest and tell how most millionaires actually began with tiny investments. The information she shares will help SIUC students understand financial concepts and money management so they can in turn present the concepts in an easily understandable format to their students in the future.

Members of the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Registered Student Organization and other students will attend the presentation. The webinar presentation is one of the many tools for the Family and Consumer Sciences program, a part of the workforce education and development department in the College of Education and Human Services at SIUC.