Money Week goes online to offer financial advice

October 08, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

GCU News Bureau

Like most meetings these days, Money Week will be entirely online. But the financial literacy shared at the annual Grand Canyon University event figures to be every bit as personal as before.

From Monday, Oct. 12, through Friday, Oct. 16, GCU students, faculty and staff can Zoom in to hear industry experts share their knowledge. There is a limit of 1,000 viewers per session; click here for the link.

Here’s the schedule, which includes links to sign up. All sessions are 20 minutes except where noted:


9 a.m. – “The Importance of Insurance” (Brian Martinka, WestPac Wealth Partners)

11 a.m. – “Retirement Planning” (Kate Somerville, Edward Jones)

1 p.m. – “Personal Budgeting” (Scott McLaine)

3 p.m. – “How to Choose an Employer” (Mark Gonzalez, Vanguard)

5 p.m. – Keynote speaker (40 minutes): “Money, the Bible and Living the Life of Your Dreams” (Nate Jensen, Christ’s Church of the Valley)


9 a.m. – “The Basics of Personal Finance” (Creighton Hardy, Northwestern Mutual)

11 a.m. – “Types of Retirement Plans” (Angelica Prescod, Edward Jones)

1 p.m. – “Emergency Savings” (Robert Istrate, Quicken Loans)

3 p.m. – “Bible and Finance” (JW Rayhons)

5 p.m. – Keynote speaker (40 minutes): “The Three Essential Money Moves for College Students” (Robert Vera, GCU)


9 a.m. – “Advice at Vanguard” (Mark Gonzalez, Vanguard)

11 a.m. – “Emergency Savings” (Robert Istrate, Quicken Loans)

1 p.m. – “Retirement Planning” (Todd Romer, Young Money)

3 p.m. – “Buying Your First Home” (Colbert Chang, wealth management advisor)

5 p.m. – Panel (40 minutes): “Spotlight on Financial Services” (Leslie Y. Tabor, Charles Schwab; Wayne Burnett, Merrill Lynch; Mark Gonzalez, Vanguard)


9 a.m. – “What is a 401(k)?” (Shannon Friedrich, Northwestern Mutual)

11 a.m. – “Importance of Insurance” (Brian Snow, USI Insurance Services)

1 p.m. – “Retirement Planning” (Isabelle Clausen, Desert Wealth Management)

3 p.m. – “Biblical Views on Money” (Isabelle Clausen, Desert Wealth Management)

5 p.m. – Panel (40 minutes): “Grow and Save Your Money for an Amazing Future” (Tim Eichenberg, New Mexico State Treasurer; Anna Murphy, CFA Senior Portfolio Manager; DeAnza Valencia, JD Advocacy Director)


9 a.m. – “Personal Budgeting” (Amy Shepard, Sensible Money LLC)

11 a.m. – “How to Choose an Employer” (Mark Gonzalez, Vanguard)



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  1. Joyce Armijo

    Great story! The only link available is to start in a Zoom meeting. Noted in 2nd paragraph:
    (here is a limit of 1,000 viewers per session; click here for the link)

    Might you have link to register for the offerings in another area?

    Oct.08.2020 at 1:28 pm
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