The Savē calendar has been full this week!

On Tuesday, April 10th, we welcomed local financial adviser Lindsey Ciarrocca, who talked about  financial planning considerations for women. Lindsey pointed out the importance of identifying our long-term financial goals so we can take steps now to make goals our reality.

One of my favorite slides from Lindsey’s presentation illustrated the impact eating out for lunch a few times a week can have on our long-term savings goals.


Special thanks to the Women’s & Gender Resource Center for co-sponsoring this fantastic lecture, and thanks to Lindsey for volunteering her time!

Thursday we hosted a tax workshop which was meant to help attendees feel more confident about preparing their tax returns. We had three fantastic volunteers from the Money In Your Pocket (VITA) tax preparation program here at Dickinson, and quite a few students stayed for the hour-long workshop.

A few of our tax workshop attendees.

 If you missed this event, you can find the outline we used here.

Special thanks to Anna, Fangzhou, and Jordan for their really excellent assistance. We could not have helped so many people without you!


Thursday evening, Rebecca was invited to speak with the Trendsetters, Dickinson’s first-generation student group. We had a lively and engaging discussion on credit & debt, student loans, and budgeting basics.

Notes from our presentation on credit scores.

Thanks to the Trendsetters for inviting us, and for such a productive conversation! (Also, thanks for the Miseno’s pizza.)

We hope you’ll join us later this month as we focus on preparing finances for studying abroad, and learn how to protect ourselves from a wide variety of scams – and the financial fallout that can result!