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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Light Breakfast
8:15 AM - 12:30 PM Exhibits Open
9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM "Psychology of Money: Behavioral Economics in Action"
Presenter - Claire Loup, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, N.O. Branch

Are you sometimes surprised by your money decisions? Discover why you do the things you do when it comes to personal finance.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM "Understanding the Dynamics of Poverty"
Presenter - Dick Stonich, HOPE Ministries

This session is an overview of HOPE Ministries' "Understanding the Dynamics of Poverty" designed to lead participants to develop an understanding of the complex issues people face living in poverty and poverty's impact on individuals, families, and society.
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM "Money Management: Budgeting and Beyond"
Presenter - Phyllis Phillips, La. Association for Personal Financial Achievement

Creating a fiscal plan takes time, focus and persistence. Use the activities in this session to provide tools and directions for you and your students to craft your fiscal path. This is the first step to taking control of your financial life!
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch/Exhibitor's Briefing
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM "Building Wealth: Saving and Investing"
Presenter - David Faerber, Lee High School STEM and VPA Academy and Louisiana Council for Economic Education Consultant

Feel like the word "wealth" couldn't apply to you? Then this is a perfect session for you! Identify your personal investment values, the risks and rewards of building your wealth, and action steps to help you.
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM "Managing Credit & Debt"
Presenter - Layne McDaniel, Noesis Data, an Equifax Agent

How much is too much credit? How do creditors see you and how you can use this to strengthen your fiscal character? Discover how to lower your debt and take control of your finances.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM "Global Economics and Personal Finance"
Presenter - David Faerber, Lee High School STEM and VPA Academy and Louisiana Council for Economic Education Consultant

Learn about basic concepts that will give you a better understanding of how current events and economic trends can make you a smarter and savvier financial consumer, saver and planner.
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
"Classroom Management"
Presenter - Dr. Tracy Scott McLemore, Professor, Burton College of Education, McNeese State University

An essential foundation for effective classroom management comes from a solid understanding of diverse student characteristics, cultures, and experiences.  This session will provide sound, practical advice about how to create a well-managed learning environment.
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Wrap-up - Door Prize Drawings, Evaluations



Our Agenda has been developed utilizing these Common Core Standards.
Common Core Standards:  Civics (2011) developed by the La. Department of Education

C.8.1    Explain the relationship between education, training and career options to future earning potential.
Examples:  Underemployment, high school diploma vs. college or other

C.8.2    Create a family budget and explain its importance in achieving personal financial goals and avoiding negative financial consequences.
Examples:  Personal financial goals; purchasing a car or house, saving for college, obtaining a student loan, opportunity cost

C.8.3    Compare and evaluate types of credit, savings, investment and insurance services available to the consumer from various institutions.
Examples:  Payday loans, debit cards vs. credit cards, banks and credit unions, stock market

C.8.4    Apply given financial data to real life situations such as reconciling a checking account, reading bank and credit card statements, purchasing major goods and avoiding consumer fraud.

C.8.5    Analyze the benefits and risks of using credit and examine the various uses of credit scores.
Examples:  Building credit and importance of a high credit score (effect of credit scores on employment, auto insurance rates, ability to rent an apartment, annual source of credit report at no charge.

Legislatively Required Personal Finance Topics:

  • Income
  • Money Management
  • Spending and Credit
  • Savings and Investing