Free Presentation: Credit and Student Loan Management

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.

Credit and Student Loan Management

Ted Daniels
President of the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development
10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, November 5, 2015
Board Room, 14th Flr.

The workshop will cover the practical application of personal money management concepts with emphasis on using credit responsibly and how to make informed financial decisions regarding spending. The workshop also includes the latest information about credit cards, student loans and credit scores. Importantly, the workshop conveys the impact of students’ current credit decisions on future employment and wealth accumulation.

Speaker: Theodore R. Daniels is the founder and president of the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc., one of the leading financial literacy and professional development organizations in the United States.

In 2008, he was appointed to serve on President George W. Bush’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. He continued to serve in this role under President Barack Obama through January 29, 2010. In 2010, he was selected by the U.S. Department of Education to incorporate financial literacy into the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), a worldwide evaluation of scholastic performance of 15-year-olds.

He is a globally recognized leader in the financial and economic education field. He served as the U.S. representative and keynote speaker at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Conference on Financial and Economic Literacy, held in Beijing, China in 2013. In 2014, Mr. Daniels received the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award. This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership in advancing the financial literacy of students.

Mr. Daniels has a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics and Accounting from Fort Valley State University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from John Marshall Law School.

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