Workshop helps women prepare financially for life

September 28, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Startling facts illustrate some of the average woman's financial challenges: Women carry the same debt as men or more, earn less over a lifetime, spend more years out of the workforce, save and invest little, if any, and feel less confident than men in handling personal finances. Fifty percent of marriages end up in divorce, and three out of four married women end up widowed by age of 75.

“Financial Literacy for Women” will be presented from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Mann Assembly Room, first floor Paterno Library, on the University Park campus. Presenter Daad Rizk, Penn State’s financial literacy coordinator, offers a practical workshop that covers topics like earnings, spending habits, family responsibilities, career opportunities and paying for education.

The presentation is part of the Money Counts: a Financial Literacy Series, a collaborative effort of the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners and the University Libraries.

A brief registration form and additional details and materials are available online. For more information or for questions about the physical access provided,contact Lauren Reiter at or 814-865-4414.

  • Penn State financial literacy coordinator Daad Rizk

    Daad Rizk, Penn State's financial literacy coordinator.

    IMAGE: Penn State
Last Updated September 30, 2015