Financial Game Plan for New Grads

Finance tips for young adults.

Are you ready to take control of your finances?

Paul Hammer

Paul Hammer.

Congrats, new graduates! You put your blood, sweat & tears into your degree. Now, it’s time to nail down an adult financial plan. Scary, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be. To help you get started, we invited UB alumni Paul & Adam Hammer to share their tips on creating a financial game plan for recent UB grads.

Here’s what you’ll learn in the webinar:

  • Why it’s so hard to get started on a financial plan
  • Myths of financial planning
  • Top mistakes people make in their financial lives
  • Debt reduction strategies
  • Saving and investing tips
  • How to build a portfolio
  • Action steps to start a financial plan today

Paul Hammer graduated from UB in 1978 with bachelor’s degree in economics and his MBA in finance from the New York Institute of Technology. Paul earned the Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1995 & the Chartered Financial Consultant designation in 1996, both awarded by the American College. He has also obtained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation. Paul has completed all requirements for the Accredited Estate Planner designation & has maintained the required continuing education credits (PACE) with the American College.

Adam Hammer joined Hammer Financial Group in 2014 as a fully licensed registered staff member. In this role, he facilitates research on all investment products, including mutual funds, exchange traded funds, stocks & bonds. He’s responsible for maintaining & refining investment models, assists with client correspondence & handles all marketing initiatives for the company. Adam received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Mercyhurst University in 2009 & his master’s degree in finance from UB in 2014. He’s earned numerous professional designations from the College of Financial Planning, including the Accredited Asset Management Specialist & Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist.

Originally presented on July 11, 2018.