Lecture: "Taking Control of Your Financial Future in Tough Times"

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 at 8:00 pm
Location:Sun Room, Memorial Union
Channel:Lecture Series
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Jeanne Hogarth is a program manager for the Federal Reserve Board in Consumer Education and Research, specializing in consumer finance. She will discuss ways people can become more financially competent in today's financial markets, with a special focus on access and affordability of higher education and student loan debt loads.

Hogarth has authored articles on electronic banking, patterns of financial behavior, and connections between knowledge and behavior in household financial management. She also prepares consumer information materials with a focus on information that is clear and understandable. Hogarth is on the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She worked previously with the Cooperative Extension System and has taught at the university and high school levels. She holds a doctorate in family and consumer economics from The Ohio State University.

The Helen LeBaron Hilton Chair in Human Sciences Lecture.

Established in 1995, the Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair is supported by a gift of more than $1.3 million from the estate of Helen LeBaron Hilton, who served as dean of the Iowa State University College of Home Economics (now part of the College of Human Sciences) from 1952 until 1975.