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  • October 27, 2015

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    Personal Financial Planning now stand-alone Ph.D. degree

    Students may now earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree in personal financial planning. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the designation in October. Previously degrees were in human ecology with a specialization in personal financial planning. Currently the program, part of the School of Family Studies and Human Services, has 42 doctoral students. We believe […]

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  • October 5, 2015

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    Heckman earns top research award at financial planning conference

    Stu Heckman, assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology, received the Best Applied Research Award last week at the Financial Planning Association national conference in Boston. His research presentation was Financial Catastrophes Due to Disability: Which Households Are Most at Risk? Only 9 academic presentations were accepted for the conference; four of them were […]

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  • September 29, 2015

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    PFP student team are national champs!

    The Kansas State University personal financial planning student team won the national 2015 Financial Planning Challenge at finals in Boston this weekend. Team members are Mariah Bausch, Cole Foster and Hannah Rice, all seniors. The team's advisor is Ann Coulson, CFP®, assistant professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human […]

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  • July 17, 2015

    Personal financial planning student team advances to national competition

    The personal financial planning student team has advanced to the finals in the 2015 Financial Planning Challenge. The competition includes only eight teams nationwide and will be Sept. 24-28 in Boston. Team members are Mariah Bausch, Cole Foster and Hannah Rice, all seniors. The team's adviser is Ann Coulson, assistant professor in the School of […]

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  • May 11, 2015

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    Spring clean your financial clutter; check your financial pulse, Robb recommends

    Spring is a good time to assess your financial health and get rid of some of the clutter, said Cliff Robb, associate professor of personal financial planning in the College of Human Ecology. Discarding unnecessary documents such as old utility bills is one way to clean up your finances, but there are other "cleaning" practices […]

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  • April 20, 2015

    Financial planners to offer free advice on May 1

    Financial planning professionals from around Kansas will offer pro bono financial advice to students and the community at Financial Planning Day on Friday, May 1. Certified Financial Planners (CFP®) will be at the K-State Student Union and at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students, faculty, staff […]

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  • March 23, 2015

    Personal financial planning researchers offer first book combining financial planning, mental health

    Money can be the gold-standard of obstacles to good mental health. It splits families, relationships and nations. Kansas State University researchers have compiled the first textbook that addresses the intersection of financial planning and mental health. The discipline, called financial therapy, integrates the two to promote financial and emotional wellness. Published recently by Springer of […]

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  • March 13, 2015

    Seven faculty receive promotions, tenure

    Faculty members in the College of Human Ecology approved for promotion and tenure were announced this week. Sabbatical leaves were also announced. Promotions and tenure go into effect on June 8. Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are Katie Heinrich, kinesiology; D. Elizabeth Kiss, family studies and human services; and Melinda Stafford Markham, family […]

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  • February 18, 2015

    Research suggests advice to women: join the financial conversation

    New research from Kansas State University finds a significant gender gap when it comes to financial capability - a finding that is especially concerning because many women will be the head of a household at some point in their lives. "Financial capability, which is the measure of what people think they know versus what they […]

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  • February 13, 2015

    Winning team: Cole Foster, Mariah Bausch and Andy Rao.

    PFP student team takes home second place win in national competition

    A team of three personal financial planning students earned second place in the national Industry Issues competition recently. Students are Mariah Bausch, junior; Andy Rao, graduate student; and Cole Foster, junior. They earned $3,000 in scholarship money for the K-State program. Their coaches were Stuart Heckman and Martin Seay, assistant professors, School of Family Studies […]

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