Financial Counseling Clinic

Lee draws economic insights from US tax, health care policy

Daeyong Lee is helping American households guard their financial treasure.

It’s a fitting role for the new assistant professor in human development and family studies, a native Korean whose name “Daeyong” translates as “big dragon” in English.

Summer internships provide springboard to careers

At least 345 College of Human Sciences students are putting their learning into practice this summer and gaining valuable work experience through internships in Iowa and across the globe.

Changes to credit reports will benefit college students

Jonathan Fox, director of Iowa State University’s Financial Counseling Clinic and Ruth Whipp Sherwin Endowed Professor, and other financial experts say many Iowa State students may benefit from changes to credit report criteria taking effect this summer.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.

Bartholomae brings financial education, outreach to Iowans on campus and across state

Suzanne Bartholomae works to bring ideas to action.

She asserts that when it comes to financial stability, information alone is not enough. People must make a plan, and then work their plan.

Iowa State researchers to share promises, vulnerabilities of families at national conference

More than 50 Iowa State University student, faculty, and staff researchers in human development and family studies will offer their expertise in family health in areas including parental substance abuse, sibling tensions, and family finance at a national conference this week.

The meetings are part of this year’s National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) annual conference, Nov. 2-5 in Minneapolis. A series of preconference workshops on Nov. 1 will precede the event.

College of Human Sciences students driven by passion to help others

A passion to help others — whether it’s working with children, people with disabilities, or those in need — continues to drive strong enrollment in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences.

Iowa State prepares students for excellence in financial counseling

Iowa State University’s financial counseling and planning program received its second national mark of excellence for preparing students to be distinguished financial counselors.

The program was recently renewed by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) as an AFCPE Approved University Program. The approval lasts for five years.

Students look to meaningful careers in the College of Human Sciences

Iowa State University students hoping to spend their professional lives helping others continue to be drawn to the people-oriented majors offered by the College of Human Sciences.

Iowa State’s financial counseling and planning achieves new standard of excellence

Iowa State University’s financial counseling and planning program already had the distinction of being the only program of its kind in Iowa.

But Iowa State just received word that the program is now registered by the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards — meaning that it meets a standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning.

New HDFS chair aims to cultivate department’s name-brand recognition

Iowa State University’s newest department chair brings to campus an expertise in the intervention and prevention of emotional difficulties.

Carl Weems is the new professor and chair of human development and family studies. His first day was July 1. Weems comes to Iowa State as the department is broadening its focus to include all aspects of family health and well being — not just physical health but mental health, socio-economic status, and relationships.