Dollar$ and Sen$e

The safety and health of our students and partners are of the utmost importance. As VCU monitors the spread of COVID-19 across the region, we have updated the format of our programming efforts. Given the most recent updates, this session will be provided via Zoom until further notice. To attend this session, please RSVP so that we are able to provide you with the necessary meeting details. 


Dollar$ and Sen$e is a financial literacy series in the form of “lunch and learns.” Lunch is provided to all those who RSVP, but walk-ins are welcome.

For a more comprehensive financial education, students are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible because sessions will build on each other. There are six sessions during the spring semester on Thursdays from noon-12:45 p.m.




Spring 2020

  • February 6, 2020: Triggers of Overspending
    • Tom Katovsich, Virginia Credit Union
    • Location: School of Medicine, MMEC 3-101


  • February 20, 2020: Tax Tips
    • Kevin McCarthy, Virginia Asset Management
    • Location: Pharmacy, Smith, Room 129


  • March 19, 2020: Loans & Repayment
    • Karen Gilliam, Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Location: School of Dentistry


  • March 26, 2020: Decoding Credit
    • Pemra Cetin, Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Location: MMEC, Room 3-101


  • April 2, 2020: To Rent or to Own, That is the Question
    • Danielle McLaughlin, Connects Federal Credit Union
    • Location: Pharmacy, Smith 129


  • April 9, 2020: Estate Planning (GSPB Collaboration)
    • Mike Blanks, Coats & Davenport, P.C.
    • Location: Sanger Hall Rm. 6-032


Fall 2019


  • September 26, 2019: Budget Bootcamp
    • Cherry Dale, Virginia Credit Union
    • Location: College of Health Professions, Room 1075


  • October 10, 2019: The Inside Scoop on Insurance
    • Britney Jefferson & Dale Bakke, Northwestern Mutual 
    • Location: MMEC, Room 5-101


  • October 24, 2019: More Than Stocks & Bonds: Understanding Investments Pt. 1
    • Bill Giesen, Fidelity Investments
    • Location: Dentistry, Lyons, Room 424


  • November 7, 2019: More Than Stocks & Bonds: Understanding Investments Pt. 2
    • Bill Giesen, Fidelity Investments
    • Location: Pharmacy, Smith, Room 129


  • November 21, 2019: Retirement (GSPB Collaboration)
    • Becky Ringley, State Farm Insurance
    • Location: MMEC, Room 3-101
    • RSVP here.

Find past presentations on the Dollar$ and Sen$e resource page!