Interview Kathleen E. Owings.
Financial Advisor, Kathleen Owings can discuss the topic of how to go about finding and hiring the right financial planner for your individual or family needs.
Some Key Talking Points From Kathleen Owings
on Money-Saving Advice for New Grads:
- Navigating the job market can present its own challenges during a pandemic, but we are also in unique times thanks to technology. Perhaps a new grad is not networking at a job fair in person, but those types of events have moved to a virtual job fair. Look for those same opportunities that you would pursue in-person and see if they have been moved online.
- LinkedIn is a phenomenal resource that can be utilized as you sit at home waiting for the stay at home orders to pass. Connect with those professionals in the field that you would like to enter. Most people are stuck at home and would probably love the opportunity to talk to someone on the phone or have a Zoom call to help you with your new career.
- As a new grad, entering the job market is stressful because they are concerned about finding their first job. Stress management can take on many forms. Be sure to take a break from your hours and hours of online surfing and social media. Be sure to head outdoors for a quick walk or run. Meditation can be another great resource to calm your mind and escape from the stress of the pandemic.
- One piece of standard financial advice that still holds true even now, is to save your money when you can. Grads are not going to be going out as much to hang out with friends so they are saving on those frivolous expenses such as eating out. Stockpile the money that you are saving now and build up your emergency savings. Once you land your new job you can begin saving for retirement or buying that new car, but now is the time to take advantage of our temporary normal and save your money.
Available for Interviews: Kathleen E. Owings.
Kathleen E. Owings is Principal and Financial Advisor for Westbilt Financial Group. She was named one of the 4 Under 40 in 2018, a prestigious award given by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors to only four young advisors in the country. Kathleen manages assets for individuals, families, and businesses to the highest standards of fiduciary duty.
PR Managing Editor
Success In Media, Inc.