2015 Personal Finance Year in Review

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This 90-minute webinar will discuss “hot button” personal finance issues in 2015 that will continue to be of interest to consumers and financial practitioners in 2016. Some key topics include increasing rates of personal data hacking and tax refund identity theft, changes in credit scoring, stock market volatility, and continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of strategies to reduce federal and/or state income taxes while there is still time and preview 2016 changes in income tax, estate tax, Social Security, and other government regulations.

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    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 (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), 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 andInvesting 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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