• Written By
    Jennifer Schell

    Jennifer Schell

    Financial Writer

    Jennifer Schell is a professional writer focused on demystifying annuities and other financial topics including banking, financial advising and insurance. She is proud to be a member of the National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA) as well as the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

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    Savannah Pittle
    Savannah Pittle, senior financial editor for Annuity.org

    Savannah Pittle

    Senior Financial Editor

    Savannah Pittle is an accomplished writer, editor and content marketer. She joined Annuity.org as a financial editor in 2021 and uses her passion for educating readers on complex topics to guide visitors toward the path of financial literacy.

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  • Published: February 24, 2023
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Annuity.org will be delivering two presentations on the basics of personal finance and financial wellness to high-achieving, first-generation university students as part of the Kessler Scholars Program at Cornell University.

The two presentations — on March 7 and March 16 — will be part of weekly informational and educational sessions the program provides to students throughout the year.

“It is through collaborations with organizations such as the Kessler Scholars Program at Cornell that we achieve our mission to educate people about their financial options and empower them to make informed decisions based on their unique needs,” said Emily Miller, managing editor for Annuity.org.

Unique and Original Information from Annuity.org

The Annuity.org presentations will provide overviews of personal finance basics tailored specifically to college students while including results of its original reporting and research. The presentations also address key aspects of personal finance for college students and new graduates who are just starting their careers.

Annuity.org senior writer and Financial Wellness Facilitator Terry Turner will deliver the presentations. He will detail major changes in the basics of financial wellness resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the student loan debt crisis.

Annuity.org discovered major shifts in conventional wisdom on financial wellness based on those two events while researching a feature story — Your Roadmap to Financial Wellness.

Experts interviewed for the piece also suggested the student loan crisis has created a generation gap in financial wellness between older generations and the two newest.

The presentations delve into personal finance and financial wellness issues surrounding student loans that may affect students’ early-earning years after graduation.

Introducing First-Generation College Students to Core Personal Finance Standards

The Kessler Scholars Program at Cornell University provides support for exceptional students at the university who are among the first in their families to attend college or university.

It’s part of a broader Kessler Scholars Collaborative now active at 16 major institutions across the U.S. Another 10 are expected to join the collaborative in 2023.

The Kessler Scholars Program seeks to support first-generation success for students from the day they enter their undergraduate program through graduation.

“The Kessler Scholars Program provides first-generation college students with support across their undergraduate experience, and Annuity.org is proud to play a role in helping assure these students’ success in college and beyond,” Miller said.

Annuity.org crafts original presentations for organizations that share in its goal to help consumers navigate their way through the complex world of finances. For more information about partnering with Annuity.org for future presentations, email Managing Editor Emily Miller at [email protected]

Please seek the advice of a qualified professional before making financial decisions.
Last Modified: July 11, 2023