The 2016 Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Seminar

"Personal Finance and The Helping Professions"

Harold Pollack, PhD
Helen Ross Professor, School of Social Service Administration
Affiliate Professor in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and the Department of Public Health Sciences

The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration is pleased to announce that Helen Ross Professor, Harold Pollack, will deliver the 2016 Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Seminar on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The program will be held at SSA from 6:00-8:00pm and include a book signing and light reception.

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Personal financial management is a serious challenge that faces millions of Americans across the income spectrum in every walk of life. Professor Harold Pollack is co-author of The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated. Inspired by an index card composed by Pollack containing personal finance advice that went viral online, Pollack proposes that all the information people need to know about managing their money fits onto a 4x6 index card.

In this seminar, the speaker will describe some of his experiences writing the book and discuss the rules he tells readers to make the most of their retirement investments; how to pay down credit card, student loan, or other debt; and how to find a financial advisor that puts their interests first. The speaker will also provide important lessons for those in the helping professions—most notably the human social services sector. Our clients also face financial challenges—managing debt, budgeting, bill payments, credit cards, etc. As social service professionals, we must develop better resources and skills to assist people to address these challenges, whose resolution dramatically affect their clinical outcomes and long-term well-being.

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*This program is free for SSA students, alumni, staff, and faculty

About the Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Fund

The Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Fund was established in 2000 in memory of Ikuo Yamaguchi, AM’60.  Mr. Yamaguchi (1927 – 1993) was one of the first Japanese students to attend SSA after World War II.  Born in Tokyo, he graduated from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 1947. Receiving a stipend from the Salvation Army during his studies at SSA, Mr. Yamaguchi was required to work for the Salvation Army upon graduation for two years.  This began what would be a 30 year career with the agency as a family therapist.  He later rose to the position of executive director of the Family Service Division.

Recognizing Mr. Yamaguchi’s strong belief in social workers’ continuous professional learning and growth, the annual Ikuo Yamaguchi Seminar was created by his wife Mari, friends and relatives of Ikuo and Mari from the U.S. and Japan, in tribute to celebrate his life.

 


 

The Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Fund was established in 2000 in memory of Ikuo Yamaguchi, AM ’60. Mr. Yamaguchi was one of the first Japanese students to attend SSA after World War II. Born in Tokyo, Ikuo Yamaguchi lived there until 1947 when he graduated from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. He came to the United States in 1952 to pursue a higher education and became an ordained minister. At the Salvation Army’s Family Service Division he began a thirty-year career with the agency as a family therapist and alcohol abuse counselor, eventually rising to the position of executive director of the Family Service Division. The National Association of Social Workers named Mr. Yamaguchi a Diplomat in Clinical Social Work in 1987.

The Ikuo Yamaguchi Seminar Fund was established by Mari Yamaguchi and friends of Ikuo and Mari Yamaguchi in tribute to Ikuo Yamaguchi’s professional achievements and impact on colleagues and clients and his interest in continuous professional learning. A Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Seminar is held annually at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

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