NGPF Podcast: Mary Morrison, Financial Aid Guru and Personal Finance Innovator
Thanks to Mary Morrison for joining me recently on the NGPF podcast show. Mary was Director of Funds Management in the Office of Financial Aid at Stanford University and gave away millions of dollars in financial aid each year. Identifying a need, she also started a course on financial literacy for Stanford students and has prepared thirty groups of Stanford seniors for the “real world” that awaits them. She received Amy Blue Award in 2008 for her service to students and the University and even in retirement, she continues to serve the community by leading financial aid workshops throughout the region.
Listen to this podcast to hear Mary’s insights on:
- The biggest blind spots that families have when it comes to financial aid
- The inside scoop on college scholarships
- What motivated her to start up a new personal finance course on campus
- What she wishes college students knew before they step foot on a college campus
About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.