PersonalFinanceSABEW2015 has ended
The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) are pleased to offer this year’s one-day Personal Finance Reporting Workshop in New York on Thursday, October 8, 2015 -- before the start of the SABEW Fall Conference at CUNY.

The SABEW-NEFE Personal Finance Reporting Workshop will offer insight into the most relevant personal finance trends and secrets of the industry. Expect to come away from this collaborative setting with innovative story ideas, an understanding of research initiatives in behavioral finance, an assessment of the future of personal finance, and new industry connections.

The workshop will be held at the TKP New York Conference Center in midtown Manhattan.


Updated Sept. 9, 2015

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Thursday, October 8


Session 2: Millennials and Money
As outstanding student loan debt surpasses the $1 trillion mark, credit card debt is not far behind. Despite their hunger for success, millennials' debt inhibits long-term goals and exacerbates their anxiety about future financial hardships. Consequently, millennials are delaying the traditional life milestones such as home buying and marriage, as they come of age in a time of limited growth. Listen as experts discuss millennials' struggles and uncertain futures, and suggest savings tactics for this intriguing age group. 

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Shartia Brantley

Shartia Brantley is a business journalist and serves as a co-host and correspondent for Women of Power TV, a new show by Black Enterprise that launched in October 2014. In this role she conducts interviews on pertinent money issues for women in the “Power of the Purse” segments... Read More →

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Erin Lowry

Founder and CEO, BrokeMillennial.com
Erin Lowry is the founder of BrokeMillennial.com, where she uses sarcasm and humor to explain basic financial concepts to her fellow millennials. She lives and works in New York City.
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Sean McDermott

Analyst for Consulting Services, Corporate Insight
Sean McDermott leads Corporate Insight’s research on financial technology (fintech) companies, monitoring over 200 investment- and personal finance-related startups. His analysis has been cited by Barron’s, Bloomberg, InvestmentNews and several other financial services industry... Read More →
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Farnoosh Torabi

Personal Finance Expert, Author, TV Personality and Speaker
Farnoosh Torabi is an award winning personal finance expert, bestselling author, TV personality, and sought-after speaker. She currently hosts the daily podcast, So Money, voted the #1 financial podcast of 2015 and selected by Forbes as a top podcast for Millennials. Her lates... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
TKP New York Conference Center 109 West 39th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018


Keynote: Fixing the US Retirement System: Q&A with Teresa Ghilarducci, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School, and Sharon Epperson, Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, CBNC
Independent experts agree that this is the first time in U.S. history in which the majority of working Americans will do worse in retirement than their parents and grandparents. More elderly people will work or look for work and pay off more debt than ever before, as more retirement assets are skewed toward the highest-income retirees. The top 20% of baby boomers own 72% of retirement assets. And nearly half of workers have no retirement plan at work because the system is voluntary for employers. Ghilarducci believes that a national rescue plan for our broken retirement system includes strengthening Social Security and increasing retirement savings, with better tax policy and a requirement for every worker to save at least 5% into a state- or federally-administered retirement account, and that mandates and guarantees are key.

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Sharon Epperson

Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, CNBC
As CNBC's senior personal finance correspondent, Sharon Epperson covers the many facets of how people manage, grow and protect their money. Her expertise includes saving and investing for retirement, paying for college, managing mortgage, student loan, credit card and other debt... Read More →

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Teresa Ghilarducci

Commentator and Professor of Economic Policy Analysis, New School for Social Research
Teresa Ghilarducci is a labor economist and nationally-recognized expert in retirement security. Teresa holds the Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in economic policy analysis and directs the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) that focuses on economic policy research... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TKP New York Conference Center 109 West 39th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018


Session 4: Establishing Influence Through Blogging

Bloggers and business journalists are increasingly working together to cultivate content and share ideas, but how can they benefit from each other on a deeper level? Hear bloggers’ strategies on how they are monetizing their sites and increasing followers; such tools could be effective in the burgeoning world of digital journalism from more traditional outlets. Regardless of outlet or site, personal finance writers must harness online news gathering tools while maintaining legitimacy in the field.

Big questions covered:

• What are some ways in which journalists and the personal finance blogger community are benefiting from each other? 

• What does the future hold for these communities and how can we continue to support each other?

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Philip Taylor

Founder/Personal Finance Blogger, PTMoney.com, FinCon Conferences
Philip Taylor is the creator and writer behind PTmoney.com and the founder of FinCon – the annual conference for financial bloggers. He earned his Masters in Professional Accountancy from Lousiana Tech University and worked as a Certified Public Accountant. He has written for U.S. News and World Report, TurboTax, ING Direct, PerkStreet, and been featured on Fo... Read More →

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Luke Landes

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Consumerism Commentary
Luke Landes is the founder of premiere personal finance blog Consumerism Commentary and is a renowned writer covering personal finance and money management. His articles regularly appear in BusinessInsider, Forbes, The Street, and other publications. | | After graduating college... Read More →
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Paula Pant

Founder & Blogger, Afford Anything
Paula Pant is the founder of award-winning website AffordAnything.com and a writer and speaker specializing in money, business, real estate and lifestyle. She has been featured in more than three dozen publications, including Forbes, DailyFinance, Marketplace Money, Business Insider... Read More →
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David Weliver

Founder & Blogger, Money Under 30
David Weliver is a nationally cited authority on Millennials and money. | Since 2006, his website, Money Under 30, has provided free, approachable and nonjudgmental financial advice, currently reaching over 500,000 young professionals every month. | Money Under 30 is one of “10... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 2:25pm - 3:25pm
TKP New York Conference Center 109 West 39th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018