Program helps women prepare financially for life

“Financial Literacy for Women” will be presented Wednesday, March 5, 5:30–7 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. Presenter Dr. Daad Rizk, a Penn State financial literacy coordinator, will offer a practical workshop to help woman avoid what many fear in old age—the “bag-lady” syndrome. The fear is predicated by the facts that women carry the same debt as men or more, earn less over a life time, spend more years out of the workforce, save and invest little if any, and feel less confident than men in handling personal finances. Fifty percent of marriages end up in divorce, and 3 out of 4 married women end up widowed by age of 75.

The presentation is part of the Money Counts: a Financial Literacy Series, a collaborative effort of the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners and the University Libraries.

Registration and additional details are available at