Jerry Buchko

 

Jerry Buchko,  MA, AFC®, is a Counselor, Coach, & Tutor of Personal Finance who is pursuing a private practice serving clients using video conferencing and other online collaboration spaces. Prior to entering private practice, he worked for almost 14 years in the employee assistance field, providing financial counseling to clients from a diverse range of life circumstances and experiences, including military service members and their families. Jerry has a B.A. in psychology, an M.A. in counseling psychology, and is an

Virtual Economics: Bitcoin and Beyond

Bitcoin

The myriad voices publicly explaining, debating, arguing, sniping, and prognosticating about the future of the new digital “cryptocurrency”  Bitcoin, propelled the virtual currency to a top spot among the hottest news topics of 2013, with little sign of cooling off.

Its advocates describe Bitcoin as the future of money, populist banking, decentralized trust, and the currency of social revolution that will enable global collaboration on an unprecedented scale.

Critics decry it as play money in a virtual casino, an …

Keeping Your Financial Records Secure

Computer on a desk.Photo by Ian Dick. Used with permission.

Watch this webinar recording Keeping Your Financial Records Secure and learn how to manage your financial records – paper, electronic, and web-based – to keep them secure and accessible at all times. 

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This webinar was presented by Sara Croymans, Lori Scharmer, and Steve Judd. Croymans is a family resiliency Extension educator with University of Minnesota; Scharmer is a North Dakota State University Extension family economics specialist; and Judd is manager …

Michael Gutter

Michael Gutter

Michael conducts research into factors that influence financial behaviors. He is particularly interested in how financial education and financial socialization are related to financial decision making. His goal is to help families achieve financial security.

Michael is an Associate Professor and Family Economics State Specialist for the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences in the University of Florida’s Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Michael coordinates interactive learning programs for eXtension’s personal finance resource area, also know …