About Susan

As author and speaker and creator of The Financially Savvy Graduate, Susan knows the importance of creating a strong financial foundation, and she effectively engages young people in the subject of money and finances. She is passionate about helping them to develop positive, lifelong financial habits and gives colleges and universities an edge by providing training in this critical life skill.Students comment that the In The Money: 20 Savvy Financial Moves to Help You Get on Track, Stay on Track and Build for the Future After Graduation activity book used in the workshop is a wonderful tool for keeping all the information in one place, serving as a reminder to keep them on track.

Susan attributes her passion for sharing information through speaking to her 12-year membership in Toastmasters International, the world-wide public speaking organization. She has spoken for organizations such as Skidmore College, Schenectady County Community College, Siena College, the Capital Region EAP, Powerful Women International, and various women’s professional groups, to name a few. Additionally, she was asked to appear on the Real Conversations television show to give her perspective on the recent financial crisis.

She is a graduate of Hartwick College and received her Master of Science degree from Russell Sage College. She studied financial planning through the College for Financial Planning and has held the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM designation since 2001.