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!
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.
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.
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.