Financial Literacy Month Spotlight: Karen Serna, AFC® candidate, AFCPE® Member
May 01, 2018
Karen Serna, AFC® candidate, AFCPE® Member
Director, Student Money Management Office, Austin Community College
My Work: Integrate financial education and wellness into the student experience at ACC
My Roots: Grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Texas as soon as I could.
My Passion: Finding "good deals." And nature.
My Hero: My husband.
My Favorite Quote: You must be the change you want to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi
My Favorite Personal Finance Tool/Resource: The Millionaire Next Door
My Advice To Someone Considering Becoming a Financial Counselor/Coach: It's easy to want to give the client the answer or the fix, especially if it's clearly apparent to you. Guiding someone to their own answers, while more time consuming, has a greater chance of sticking.
My way of "Meeting People Where They Are": Literally, meet them where they are! Use technology to afford people with busy schedules or transportation challenges the same opportunities. Give people the option to participate in-person or virtually.
Follow me at: austincc.edu/money
My Question for Colleagues/Peers: What are your favorite personal finance blogs?
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