by Adenrele Adewusi ’15
Spring term is beginning and we are kicking off the return of the blog with a post especially for our seniors. The Mathematics Department and Office of Alumnae Relations have organized 5-part speaker series focused on financial literacy. Read more here.
Senior Survival Series
Seniors—you’ve done it! You’ve taken all of your distributive credits, passed the swim test, polished off your thesis, and maybe even landed your first job! Now what?
The mathematics department and the Office of Alumni Relations would like to offer some tips, tricks, and advice that you may not have picked up in class. You may know how to balance your checkbook, and stash money in your savings account, but that’s just the beginning.
This spring Dorothy Wallace, professor of mathematics, and guest speakers will be offering the following five mini- lectures on the basics of financial literacy. Talks are 6:00 pm Wednesday evenings in Kemeny Hall 008.
Oh, the Places Your Money Will Go!
Come learn about the importance of budgeting, net vs. gross income, tax withholding, state/local/federal taxes, Medicare, and major categories of expense.
Guest Speaker: John DeRegt ’72, principal of JDR Consulting
101 Alternatives to Investing in a Ponzi Scheme
Now that you are making money, what should you do with it? Learn tips and tricks about saving, investment-banking, interest rates, CDs, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, 401Ks, and IRAs.
Guest Speaker: TBD
CREDIT! Why You Need It and How to Lose It
Three hundred banks have preapproved you for a new credit card, but what does that really mean? There is a right way and a wrong way to build credit and borrow money. An expert shows you the way.
Guest Speaker: Heidi Eldred, Tuck Global Consultancy, Tuck School of Business
Ever Done Anything Stupid? Yeah, Me Too.
From your car, to your apartment, to yourself, insurance is an important thing to have. There are tons of options, packages and bundles out there. Which is best for you?
Guest Speaker: TBD
Fun! Vacations, Toys, Entertainment and Everything Else (That You Can’t Afford After Spending All Your Money on Classes 1-4)
Believe it or not, it is possible to have fun with even the most restrictive budgets. Leisure and retirement is something that is on everyone’s mind. Set up a system that works for you.
Guest Speaker: John DeRegt ’72, principal of JDR Consulting; and Peter Dolan, Tu’80
The Senior Survival Series is part of Dartmouth’s Financial Literacy Initiative.