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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
  • 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.
  • For this episode of Bengal Financial Literacy Show, join host Chris Chatwin and guests, Riley and Parker Nilsen, as they discuss their idea to develop a game that teaches personal finance strategies to kids and teens.
  • For this episode of Bengal Financial Literacy Show, join our host, Chris Chatwin as he provides information and insight on student loan forgiveness.
  • This episode of the Bengal Financial Literacy Show features a discussion about economics and inflation with our host, Chris Chatwin, and Dr. Karl Geisler, professor of Economics at ISU. Dr. Geisler helps put together forecasts for the Idaho State Tax Commission and Idaho Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee.
  • This month our host, Chris Chatwin, presents the part III of a three-part series about estate planning following part II which aired last month. Joining Chris is ISU College of Business professor and attorney Dave Bagley.