University of Redlands

Twitter Takeover: Money Matters

U of R's Dr. Dan Otter is taking over the U of R official Twitter from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 to answer your questions about money matters. Thinking about using an app to manage your budget? Looking for information about retirement? Dr. Otter is a recognized expert in financial literacy and published author of two financial literacy-related books: "Teach and Retire Rich" and "Financial Literacy for the Young (and the Young at Heart)." 

Ask your questions ahead of time by tweet, Twitter message or email to, or tweet them in real time during the takeover. To join in the fun, visit the U of R Twitter homepage beginning at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 and follow #URMoneyMatters.  




Recommended resources:


The Money Book for the Young and Fabulous & Broke by Suze Orman

Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way by Tanja Hester

Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence (fully revised for 2018) by Vicki Robbin and Joe Dominguez


50-30-20 Rule

Budgeting Apps

You Need a Budget (YNAB)


Check Your Credit

General Personal Finance Sites

The Balance: Make Money Personal

Mr. Money Mustache


5 Basic Insurances Policies Everyone Should Have


List from the College Investor (investing and personal finance for millennials)

* Planet Money by NPR

* Stacking Benjamins

* So Money

Student Loan Information

* Student Loan Support Center (run by Federal Government): * The Student Loan Show (podcast)

2019 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) Contribution Limits

2019 IRA Contribution Limits

401(k) Plan Information

403(b) Plan Information

Average Retiree Spending Per Month