ACES Twitter chat March 13: Personal Finance for You
March 8, 2018
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Why should I write financial goals? And, how do I get started?
What are the benefits of saving money?
Is it better to pay down debt or invest my money?
What are the advantages of investing while a young adult instead of waiting until I’m in my 50s?

A financial plan guides and empowers people to reach their goals. Financial planning includes setting goals, managing your money wisely, establishing a solid financial foundation, and investing for the future. Create a financial plan and allow time to be on your side! Join us March 13, from noon to 1 p.m. CT on Twitter for a chat with Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics expert Dr. Craig Lemoine and University of Illinois Extension expert Kathy Sweedler to ask your questions about financial planning and money management using #askACES.

How can you take part in this exciting conversation?

  1. Go to Twitter. Type in #askACES. Click the “Latest” tab. Watch the questions and answers from noon-1 p.m. CT.
  2. Ask your own questions and contribute to this conversation by including #askACES with your question.
  3. If you aren’t on Twitter, watch the live feed at
    If you have a question, but can’t participate in the live chat, send it to
  4. Watch ACES social media (Twitter and Facebook) for a follow-up podcast with Craig Lemoine and Kathy Sweedler.

Don’t miss the discussion on March 13. Your questions are important to us as we tackle this impactful topic.

The College of ACES is excited to host this series of chats - #askACES - on Twitter addressing some of the hot topics in social media today. Recently, we’ve discussed a variety of topics from water quality with Dr. Laura Christianson, Dr. Paul Davidson and Jonathan Coppess to nutrition labeling with Dr. Brenna Ellison, Dr. Anna Arthur, and Dr. Jennifer McCaffrey. Our goal is to distribute sound science on social media and provide the public an opportunity to engage in a conversation and ask their questions about these topics. We would love to have you join us on Twitter for these chats and contribute to the conversation. Or, listen to the follow-up podcasts at