Each month, Harrisburg University will host a free discussion open to the community examining financial literacy. The events are hosted by Dr. Jay Liebowitz, DiSanto Chair in Applied Business and Finance. The DiSanto Chair and the Financial Literacy speaker series are made possible through the generous contributions of Alex DiSanto.
April 18th, 2016 (Auditorium)
5:30-6:00: Networking/Hors d’oeuvres
6:00-6:45 pm: Doug Hassenbein’s talk and Q&A
6:45-7:00 pm: Winners announced for the HU/Harrisburg School District “What Does Financial Literacy Mean to Me?” Contest
During financial literacy month, we often hear why it is important to build a personal nest egg. But, regardless of age, it is very important to know how to start building your financial nest egg. This includes reasons to continue building your nest egg if you already started this good habit. Both students and adults will see how saving and investing is equivalent to a “financial marathon”. Anyone can compete in this type of marathon. The “training” may not be as intense as you think. Do not worry, there will be no physical activity during this presentation!
About the Speaker: Doug Hassenbein has been working for the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities since 2008. He serves as Assistant Investor Education Coordinator. Doug pursued this position based on his personal interest to continually learn more about basic saving and investing concepts. He likes to see how basic investment knowledge can help anyone reach “real world” financial goals. Doug began his career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2001. He started in the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services at Hamburg Center as a Human Resource Analyst. He then worked as Business Continuity & Disaster Planning Coordinator with the Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System. Doug was awarded the Claritas Investment Certificate 2015 from the CFA Institute. He graduated from Shippensburg University in 2001 with a B.A. in Communications/Journalism.