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Teaching Tips from Art Keown: Women and Retirement

One of the goals of a personal finance course is to help student’s plan for retirement.  While most haven’t likely started planning aggressively for retirement, they certainly need to be ready to start doing so sooner rather than later.  A strong financial plan will help students look at the costs of retirement and develop a plan that allows them to live a life of retirement ease.  Additionally, because women still face special circumstances and potential difficulties, planning is different for women than it is for men.

Art Keown offers helpful tips and assignment suggestions for this timely topic on his helpful blog here!

On Art’s blog, you will find tips and tricks, as well as links to resources that will be helpful in teaching about Personal Finance.


Art Keown is the R. B. Pamplin Professor of Finance at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, and his doctorate from Indiana University. An award-winning teacher, he is a member of the Academy of Teaching Excellence; has received five Certificates of Teaching Excellence at Virginia Tech, the W. E. Wine Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Alumni Teaching Excellence Award; and in 1999 received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State of Virginia. Professor Keown is widely published in academic journals. Three of his textbooks are widely used in college finance classes all over the country—Foundations of Finance, Financial Management and Personal Finance: Turning Money into Wealth.