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Webinars - All About APLUS

Please see the items below for more information on webinars held by Dr. Joyce Serido, APLUS Principal Investigator

Frances McClelland Institute Pamela Turbeville Speaker Series
Friday, March 6, 2015, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, McClelland Park RM 206
Title: Life after College: Pathways to Self-Sufficiency in Young Adulthood
Abstract: The journey from adolescence to adulthood has shifted from visible, public markers such as first career job, marriage, starting a family, to a more subjective and private assessment of one’s ability to accept self-responsibility, establish an independent household, and make adult life choices (Arnett, 2000). Because financial knowledge, skills, and behaviors are needed to successfully manage adult roles and responsibilities, I conceptualize the transition to adulthood as a pathway toward a goal of financial self-sufficiency. Financial self-sufficiency refers to the ability to meet financial obligations without assistance. In this presentation, I first outline the case for examining financial behavior as a developmental process. I then examine the association between patterns of young adults’ financial behaviors during college to markers of adult self-sufficiency after college using three waves of data collected from a cohort of University of Arizona students (N= 977). I conclude with a discussion of the factors that distinguish between the patterns and the relevance for adult development and well-being.

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Wave 3 Webinars
June 4th, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
New findings from Wave 3.0 of APLUS, co-funded by the Citi Foundation and the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®), provide a glimpse into the lives of young adults (23 to 26 years old) making their way in a world with fewer job opportunities and higher student loan debts compared to previous generations.

Serido, J. (June 2, 2014). Strategies for Promoting Young Adults’ Financial Capabilities. Department of Defense Military Families Learning Network, What Young Adults Need to Know About Money.

Serido, J. (May,29, 2014). Financial $tre$$?Helping Youth and Young Adults Cope. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: Translating Theory into Practice: Implications for Programs and Measurement in the Field of Financial Capabilities.


Strategies for a Smoother Transition - Life After College: Are You Ready for This? Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 Career Services, Student Union 4th Floor, 411


Webinar on the Wave 2 APLUS project, details below:

Title: Changing Financial Behaviors of First Year College Students: Three years and one financial crisis later.
Date: September 14, 2011
Duration: 1 hour
Hosts: Joyce Serido from APLUS, and the Citi foundation. The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®)

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Webinar on the Wave 1.5 APLUS project, details below:

Title: After the Financial Crisis: Changing financial attitudes and behaviors among young adults.
Date: February 18, 2010
Duration: 1 hour
Hosts: Joyce Serido from APLUS, and staff from the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®)

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Webinar on the Wave 1 APLUS project, details below:
Title: Encouraging Positive Financial Behaviors in Young Adults
Date: May 19, 2009
Duration: 1 hour
Hosts: Joyce Serido from APLUS, and staff from the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®)

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APLUS Partner Institutions University of Arizona Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences University of Minnesota Department of Family Social Science University of Wisconsin School of Human Ecology

We thank the National Endowment For Financial Education for their continuing financial support of the APLUS project. Thank you to Great Lakes Education for your support of Wave 4 and to Citi Foundation for their past support.