Using Twitter, Games and Videos in Personal Finance

Unlike other MFLN Personal Finance webinars that discuss subject matter content (e.g., credit, investing, and life insurance), this webinar will describe three interactive technology-based outreach methods to deliver financial information to military families: Twitter, online games, and videos. Participants will learn how to use the social media tool Twitter, types of information to Tweet, how to engage with followers, and how to measure social media impact. Participants will then each tweet a message to other webinar participants via the chat box. The second topic to be discussed is PowerPoint games modeled after the popular television game shows Jeopardy! and Who Wants to be a Millionaire! Participants will then collectively create an interactive Military Money Millionaire Game by each contributing a multiple choice question with four possible answers. The game will be finished after the webinar and e-mailed to registered participants. The final webinar topic is instructional videos. The presenter will describe how to create animated videos with speaking avatar characters. Supporting event resources are available below.

  • 1.5 CEUs for AFC-credentialed participants.
  • To connect to this webinar, which is hosted by DoD, you must install security certificates if you are not on a military installation. Instructions for can be found:
  • For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream 
  • Also you can connect to the Adobe webinars using the iPhone, iPad, and Droid apps. Search for DCO Connect in the respective stores.
  • No registration is required. 


Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications.  She is a certified financial planner (CFPÒ), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPCÒ), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring and Investing on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future, Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.

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