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Bengal Financial Literacy Show
Third Monday of every month at 7:30 pm

Archived Bengal Financial Literacy Show Episodes

The Bengal Financial Literacy show is designed to discuss basic financial topics to help educate and spread awareness about every-day financial issues.  Each month the show will welcome guests from various fields (Insurance, Tax, Banking, and more) to help improve our Financial Awareness and also discuss the new Financial Literacy Certificate that is being offered through the College of Business.

About our host- Chris Chatwin, CPA is a member of the Finance and Economics teaching faculty in the College of Business at Idaho State University.  Chris obtained a BS in Economics and BBA in Accounting as well as an MBA with a Finance Emphasis at Idaho State University.  After obtaining his BS and BBA Chris spent several years in Financial Planning and Wealth Management while also operating a small business consulting and tax practice.  Chris now teaches Personal Finance at the University and also heads the new Financial Literacy Certificate program being offered through the College of Business.

Latest Episodes
  • Chris Chatwin sits down with Iris Bruder P.H.D, Associate MHA Director, and Presley Arrowood, Director of Marketing and Communication to discuss Financial Literacy Week here at ISU.
  • This month on the Bengal Financial Literacy Show our host, Chris Chatwin, welcomes ISU MBA student Kim Gardner. Kim also works in the Accounting Department at Idaho State University. Kim and Chris talk about a recent report written by Gardner about Gen-Z and how influencers impact personal finance.
  • In this tax-season special edition of Bengal Financial Literacy Show, Chris Chatwin and Tim Anderson attempt to help those with Forosophobia (fear of taxes) by addressing changes in state and federal tax laws and offering information about a free tax preparation service presented by accounting students and faculty at Idaho State University.
  • The October edition of the Bengal Financial Literacy Show features a conversation with our host, Chris Chatwin, and Tyler Johnson of the ISU Financial Aid Department. They discuss current procedures for securing financial aid and forthcoming changes to students' application process.
  • For this episode of Bengal Financial Literacy Show, host Chris Chatwin sits down with Madisen Karlson who is leading a group coaching workshop on developing a personal understanding of finances and building a financial plan on September 23, 2023.
  • Joining Chris Chatwin on the Bengal Financial Literacy Show this month is Ashley Larson. Ashley is the Student Services Advisor in the College of Business and recent recipient of the Outstanding Advisor Award. They discussed opportunities for students (both business and non-business majors) to earn a Financial Literacy Certificate through the College of Business as well as the scholarship opportunity available to students pursuing the certificate.
  • This month’s edition of the Bengal Financial Literacy Show features the topic Current Bank Failures and special guest Seth Ruhter. Seth is a former Sr Technical Expert on Financial Intermediaries with the Federal Reserve Board and faculty member in Finance at the College of Idaho.
  • Ken Franklin is a Certified Financial Planner and the Keynote Speaker at the inaugural Bengal Financial Literacy Week. He will be discussing the 10 Financial Planning Principles You Need to Know Now.
  • Bengal Financial Literacy Show host Chris Chatwin talks about taxes in this episode with Dawn Konicek, Professor of Accounting at ISU. They discuss tax law changes and introduce a free ISU program to help community members complete their tax returns.
  • This month on Bengal Financial Literacy Show, our host, Chris Chatwin chats with Dave Bagley regarding student loan forgiveness and the laws surrounding it.