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Senior Spotlight: Dalton Shust

Shust will graduate with a degree in personal financial planning

Around a year into his education at the University of Missouri, Dalton Shust was still in search of the perfect degree program. Shust had transferred to Mizzou after spending a year playing basketball at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. Shust randomly ran into an old high school friend one day on the Mizzou campus as…

Success On and Off the Mat

Keegan O'Toole and Rocky Elam, NCAA Div. I Wrestling All-Americans, work hard to balance their sport and their studies

Sophomores Rocky Elam and Keegan O’Toole had a singular goal in mind when they began the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships – win a national title. Both wrestlers improved on their finishes from last season, with O’Toole claiming a national title at 165 pounds and Elam securing a fourth-place finish at 197 pounds. The duo joined elite company in…

A Home Away From Home

Personal financial planning degree program has helped senior Emily Meyer prepare for her future

Emily Meyer served as a bank teller in her hometown of Bowling Green, Mo., for nearly three years while in high school, developing a passion for numbers and for helping others. When she made the decision to attend the University of Missouri, Meyer knew the personal financial planning degree program would allow her expand on those passions. As Meyer, a…

Making an Impact

Quentin Harris is using his personal financial planning degree to help others with their financial decisions

During his final semester at the University of Missouri, Quentin Harris served as a certified tax preparer through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program – an experience that changed the course of his life. Harris, who earned a degree in personal financial planning in 2018, prepared taxes for Mizzou students and individuals throughout the Columbia community through the VITA…

Taking Risk

Abed Rabbani is an assistant professor in personal financial planning (PFP), studying financial risk tolerance

Measuring financial risk tolerance is not always simple as many over or underestimate their true risk tolerance. What does this mean for investors and financial planners? That’s where the research of University of Missouri professor is coming in. Abed Rabbani, assistant professor in personal financial planning (PFP), teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the department, along with performing research in…

Faces of CAFNR: Personal Financial Planning

Introducing the faculty members from PFP

PFP faculty members joined the CAFNR family earlier this year! Learn more about them as we introduce our new colleagues in Personal Financial Planning. Starla Ivey What is your role/title? Instructor and graduate program coordinator What do you enjoy most about working in Mizzou’s PFP program? I love when students hit the “aha” moment when all starts to make sense,…

Q&A With Rylee Page

Page is a senior in personal financial planning

Why did you decide to come to the University of Missouri and major in personal financial planning? What do you enjoy about the program itself? The field of study? I came to Mizzou with little idea of what I really wanted to major in. After researching programs offered at Mizzou, I discovered personal financial planning. I have a passion for…