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Family Financial Feud is a podcast recorded by the Consumer Economics Team from the University of Illinois Extension. Current podcasters include: Kathy Sweedler, and Camaya Wallace-Bechard. Family Financial Feuds covers financial topics you may have disagreements within your family, whether that's credit scores, money personalities or setting goals. We cover timely topics to help you discuss your own stance on your family financial feud.

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Family Financial Feud is a podcast recorded by the Consumer Economics Team from the University of Illinois Extension. Current podcasters include: Kathy Sweedler, and Camaya Wallace-Bechard. Family Financial Feuds covers financial topics you may have disagreements within your family, whether that's credit scores, money personalities or setting goals. We cover timely topics to help you discuss your own stance on your family financial feud.

    Fighting to Save Money

    Fighting to Save Money

    In this episode, Extension Educator Camaya Wallace Bechard and Kathy Sweedler discuss barriers associated with short-term and long-term savings goals, and provide some strategies and resources to help address those barriers and start saving more.

    Resources we discussed during the Podcast:

    Longevity Calculators:
    • Social Security Life Expectancy Calculator, www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/longevity.cgi
    • How Long Will I Live Calculator, www.blueprintincome.com/tools/life-expectancy-calculator-how-long-will-i-live/about/dean-foster

    Get Savvy Webinars:
    Investing Basics and Steps to Investing, go.illinois.edu/GetSavvyPlaylist

    Related Research:
    • Hou, Wenliang, “How Well do Retirees Assess the Risks They Face in Retirement?” Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, July 2022, Number 22-10.
    • Angrisani, Marco et al, “The Early Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Americans’ Economic Security” Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center, University of Michigan. Working paper WP 2021-426, UM21-11.

    Check out our new website at www.extension.illinois.edu/finances for more resources!

    • 28 min
    Happy Travels

    Happy Travels

    In this episode, Extension Educator Camaya Wallace Bechard and Kathy Sweedler discuss travel, look back on their own travel experiences, and explore how to save money while traveling, top motivations and benefits associated with traveling, and current research on travel trends in America.

    Resources we discussed during the Podcast:
    Save on Travel webinar,
    go.illinois.edu/SaveOnTravels

    America Saves
    https://americasaves.org/

    What to Save For, America Saves
    americasaves.org/what-to-save-for/?goal=vacation

    Check out our new website at www.extension.illinois.edu/finances for more resources!

    • 32 min
    Teens And Money: No failure to launch

    Teens And Money: No failure to launch

    In this episode, Extension Educator Camaya Wallace Bechard and Kathy Sweedler discuss the topic of teens and money, and explore some tricks and tips for talking to your teen about money, how we can support money management in teens, as well as current research on the socialization of teens surrounding money. For more resources, check out our new website at www.extension.illinois.edu/finances for more resources!

    Research cited:
    Veronica Deenanath, Sharon M. Danes, and Juyoung Jang, Purposive and Unintentional Family Financial Socialization, Subjective Financial Knowledge, and Financial Behavior of High School Students, (2019), Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, v 30, n 1, p. 83-96.
    Resources:
    Money as You Grow series, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/money-as-you-grow/teen-young-adult/
    Money Conversation Starters for Parents & Children, University of Minnesota Extension, https://mn.gov/commerce-stat/pdfs/money-conversation.pdf

    • 33 min
    Weathering The Storm: Earthquakes, Tornados, and Ice Storms, Oh My! /REPLAY

    Weathering The Storm: Earthquakes, Tornados, and Ice Storms, Oh My! /REPLAY

    REPLAY - In this episode, Camaya Wallace Bechard, Kathy Sweedler, and Sasha Grabenstetter, discuss the financial implications of natural disasters and large financial emergencies. From their experiences growing up to now, living in Illinois. We also talk about why it's important to update your insurance on a yearly basis, keep important documents stored safely, and what to do if disaster strikes you.

    Resources we discussed during the Podcast:
    Emergency fund before disaster strikes
    https://extension.umn.edu/how-prepare/start-emergency-fund-disaster-strikes

    Disaster recovery and assistance, FEMA
    www.disasterassistance.gov/

    Preparing, recovering, and rebuilding after disasters and emergencies
    https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/disasters-and-emergencies/

    • 32 min
    Women and Money (Women's History Month)

    Women and Money (Women's History Month)

    In this episode honoring Women’s History Month, Extension Educator Camaya Wallace Bechard and Kathy Sweedler discuss the topic of women and money, and explore some myths and facts about women and money, how we can support money management in girls, and current research on the status of women and their money. For more resources, check out our new website at www.extension.illinois.edu/finances for more resources!

    • 25 min
    Life Transitions

    Life Transitions

    In this episode, Extension Educator Camaya Wallace-Bechard along with Kathy Sweedler and Sasha Grabenstetter discuss life changes and transitions in their own lives as well as delving into research on the topic. Whether you're moving, changing jobs, having children, retiring, or more, this episode is for you!

    • 51 min

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