'Improving Your Fiscal Health' is Subject of Aging 101 Lecture on April 20

March 26, 2010 — Karin Bonding, finance professor at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, will discuss "Improving Your Fiscal Health" on April 20 at 3 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville.

The event is part of the "Aging 101" lecture series hosted by U.Va.'s Institute on Aging, and co-sponsored by the JABA Financial Literacy Program and the Senior Center.

Bonding, a Chartered Financial Analyst, will address the need for advance planning, stressing the importance of having both a trust and a will.

"There is no bigger burden on your children than not knowing your wishes," she said.

Her advice includes taking a regular "fiscal health day," pointing out that "at any time, people can become anxious about their finances due to looming retirement and other changes."

Bonding's audiences praise her ability to present financial information in an accessible and fun way. She is a tireless advocate of financial education and empowerment, lecturing frequently to University alumni, faculty and staff about retirement and savings options.

In recognition of her education and outreach efforts, Bonding was one of five recipients of the 2008-09 Outstanding Faculty Alumni Education Award. 

"Aging 101" is a community lecture series featuring U.Va. faculty members sharing their expertise on key topics related to aging. 

The lecture and parking are free, but registration is required. Register online here, by e-mail at uvaging@virginia.edu, or by phone at 434-243-5695. For information, contact John Rudder at 434-243-5695 or jbr8d@virginia.edu.

About The University of Virginia Institute on Aging

The primary mission of the Institute on Aging is to understand and enhance the aging process throughout the human lifespan. The institute acts as a catalyst and coordinator for interdisciplinary research, education and service programs. For information, visit the institute's Web site.

A podcast of this event will be available on the institute Web site soon after presentation.

— By Fariss Samarrai