Financial Literacy Month Spotlight: Dr. Barbara O'Neill, CFP®, AFC®, AFCPE® Member
April 14, 2018
Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, AFC®, CHC®, AFCPE® Member
Distinguished Professor and Rutgers Cooperative Extension Financial Resource Management Specialist, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
My Work: I improve people's financial capability with research-based knowledge. Personal finance educator, researcher, and author of 5 books and 160+ journal articles. Skilled in social media, public speaking, and content creation/review.
My Roots: Lived in New Jersey for 40 years (1978-2018); planning to move to Florida in 2020.
My Passion: Gaining new knowledge and skills and using my human capital to help others.
My Heroes: My parents (Francis X. and Mary O’Neill), Tim Ranzetta, Annamaria Lusardi, Elizabeth Warren, #MeToo #NeverAgain
My Favorite Quote: “The Greatest Wealth is Health” (Virgil, BC)
Favorite Personal Finance Tool: The 1% More Savings Calculator from The New York Times
My Advice to Someone Beginning a Journey to Financial Wellness: Do one thing every day to make progress: save loose change, learn something new, say “no” to unnecessary spending
Question for Colleagues and Peers: What has been your most successful project or program and why?
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