Dr. Barbara O'Neill holds the rank of Distinguished Professor in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, and is Rutgers Cooperative Extension's Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management. Previously, she was Family and Consumer Sciences Educator in Sussex County, NJ and taught over 1,100 classes to over 24,000 adult learners. She also provides national leadership for the Cooperative Extension financial programs, Investing for Your Future and Small Steps to Health and Wealth and directed the five-year MONEY 2000™ savings and debt reduction campaign in the 1990s that resulted in over $7 million of economic impact in New Jersey and almost $20 million nationwide.
Dr. O'Neill has written over 1,700 consumer newspaper articles and over 160 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), certified financial educator (CFEd), and certified in family and consumer sciences (CFCS). Dr. O'Neill has also held various leadership roles in state and national professional associations and served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) in 2003.
Dr. O'Neill is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring and Investing on a Shoestring, and co-author of Investing for Your Future, Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women and Small Steps to Health and Wealth. She has also written three financial case study textbooks, an online Guidebook to Help Late Savers Prepare for Retirement, and six book chapters. Dr. O'Neill received her Ph.D. in family financial management in 1995 from Virginia Tech and holds a master's degree in consumer economics from Cornell University and a B.S. in home economics education from the State University of New York at Oneonta. She has received over three dozen awards from national professional organizations and over $1 million in funding to support her financial education programs
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