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Managing Personal Finances During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

| Free

Join us online to learn about the best practices for managing your personal finances amid the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will feature three presenters who will cover topics such as:

  • Starting a budget, presented by New Ventures Maine
  • How the pandemic has increased stock market volatility and impacted your retirement fund, presented by Professor Pank Agrrawal
  • Understanding financial literacy, presented by Reference Librarian Senta Sellers

To attend the event, please register in advance. You will receive instructions on how to attend the event via Zoom. If you have questions, please contact Senta Sellers at

About the Presenters

Professor Pank Agrrawal joined UMaine in 2005 with over nine years of executive experience in quantitative portfolio management at global asset management firms based in San Francisco, Boston, London, and Philadelphia. Over that period, he was also visiting faculty at Golden Gate (San Francisco), Harvard and Drexel Universities where he taught graduate financial courses in their evening programs. His research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal (2011) and the New York Times (2019) and in numerous finance journals. He came to the United States in 1991 as a doctoral student at the University of Alabama after graduating from the University of Delhi (India). He enjoys tennis and cricket and lives with his wife Tanja Leber Agrrawal, R.N. (of Basel, Switzerland) and their children Annika, Nicholas, and Sophia – all Mainers.

SarahJoy Chaples is the Regional Manager for New Ventures Maine based in Bangor. She supports individuals and families across Maine as they work toward personal goals related to personal finance and establishing and growing businesses. She facilitates groups in person and online to empower people to identify and take their best next step!

Senta Sellers is the Business Reference Librarian at the University of Maine. Since graduating with her MLIS from the University of Oklahoma in 2008, she has worked in university libraries as well as academic publishing. Her experience working for the London Institute of Banking and Finance while living in the UK has informed her approach to providing research help to business students and faculty as well as members of the public.


June 16, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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