Dr. Barbara M. O'Neill, Rutgers University, Professor and Extension Specialist
Co-Presenter Bio: Dr. Barbara O'Neill holds the rank of Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University and is Rutgers Cooperative Extension's Specialist in Financial Resource Management. She provides national leadership for the Cooperative Extension programs Investing For Your Future and Small Steps to Health and Wealth? and provides professional development for military family service professionals and New Jersey financial educators. Dr. O'Neill has written over 1,700 newspaper articles and over 160 articles for academic journals and proceedings. She is also the author of two trade books, Saving On a Shoestring and Investing On A Shoestring, and co-author of Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women. She is a certified financial planner ? and received a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech, a master's degree in consumer economics from Cornell University, and a bachelor's degree in home economics education from SUNY Oneonta. She has received over three dozen awards for personal or program excellence and over $1 million in grants and to support her financial education programs and research. In 2003, she served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Dr. O'Neill is an avid Twitter user and tweets personal finance information and research findings using the handle @moneytalk1.