Summer can be better with a budget

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Your checking account doesn’t take the summer off, and neither does the staff at the Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center.

Their monthly webinar slated for noon on Tuesday, May 29, tackles budgeting, just in time for vacation season.

“Budgeting is the fundamental step in achieving financial literacy and by extension reaching financial security and freedom,” said Brad Yeckley, assistant director of the center. “Budgeting is the process of creating a plan to spend and invest your hard-earned money wisely to meet your personal and financial goals in life. It is not a mathematical exercise that individuals have to endure; rather, it is the result of self-assessment of our relationship with money.”

Webinars from the Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center are open to the entire Penn State community, including students, faculty, staff and alumni across all campuses. Registration is not required.

All sessions are offered through Zoom and can be accessed by visiting the webinar series page.

“During the webinar I will introduce participants to the five fundamental steps in budgeting: Set goals, get organized, track income, track expenses and then put it all together and create a sound cash flow plan — a budget,” Yeckley said.

Penn State’s Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center offers services to the entire Penn State community and is part of Penn State Undergraduate Education, the academic administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs and initiatives in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State. Learn more about Undergraduate Education at

Last Updated June 06, 2018