University of Hawai'i
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For Immediate Release:
January 29, 2001
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095, University & Community Relations
|University of Hawaii at Manoa Professor Offers Free Investment
HONOLULU-- Ron Wall, Ph.D., a specialist in Family Economics and Management with the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM) will be giving three, half-hour lectures on "Investing Made Really Simple," on Friday, February 9, 2001 at 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the UHM Bookstore, located on the ground level of the Campus Center. The lectures are free and open to the public.
Wall has authored a book called You and Your Money, Financial Reflections for a Lifetime, published by the UHM College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. The book presents a lifelong approach to the important issues and considerations of money in our lives and the lives of those who surround us and covers topics such as the fundamentals of finance; marriage and money; and building a financial future. Following the lectures, Wall will do a book signing. The cost of the book is $6.95, but attendees of the lectures will receive a 10% discount if they purchase the book during the event.
Since 1982, Wall has been a specialist with the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa where he researches financial issues of importance to consumers and provides financial education, counseling and training to a broad spectrum of community organizations, agencies and public clientele. During the past decade, he authored over 200 publications, founded the University's Family Financial Counseling Program and initiated the Financial Counseling Certificate Program to train financial counselors. In 1993, he was awarded the "Financial Counselor of the Year" by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Wall's articles on financial matters have appeared regularly in the Sunday edition of The Honolulu Advertiser since 1996.
Wall has been involved in financial education and counseling for over 25 years. He began this involvement with the Mountain-Plains Education and Economic Development Program in Glasgow, Montana where he led the development, implementation, and testing of a life-skills education and counseling program funded by the National Institute of Education. He earned a doctorate in family economics at Kansas State University and later taught financial education and counseling at the graduate and undergraduate levels at New Mexico State University.