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Author

Sue Lynn Sasser

University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK

Dr. Sue Lynn Sasser is a Professor of Economics at University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. She has been active in economic and personal financial literacy throughout her career and held several leadership positions in local, state and national organizations affiliated with economic and financial education, including past president of NAEE and chair of the NAEE Conference Committee. In addition, she has received several national awards for her work, most notably the 2008 EIFLE Award for curriculum development.

Dr. Sasser was instrumental in the passage of HB 1476, Oklahoma's Passport to Financial Literacy, co-chaired the state implementation committee, and chaired the team that wrote the state curriculum. Because of her efforts with this initiative, she was named the national 2009 Friend of the Family by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She is also co-author of a book entitled Money Rocks which is used as a supplemental reader in several personal finance courses and college freshman orientation classes, and she is a frequent presenter and speaker at conferences, workshops and teacher trainings.

Dr. Sasser held several professional positions prior to her tenure in higher education, including a five year stint directing the economic education program at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. A native of Lawton, Oklahoma, she completed her PhD in consumer economics at Texas Woman's University and attended Intermediate Banking School at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Published Resources

All About Prices

In this economics lesson, students will explain how prices are set for goods and services.
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Owning a Car

In this personal finance lesson, students will analyze the cost of owning a car and decide what they can afford.
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NYSE Made Easy

In this personal finance lesson, students will make choices about buying stocks.
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Preparing Your Form 1040

In this personal finance lesson, students will use an IRS Form 1040 to calculate personal income tax.
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Renting a Place to Live

This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to help students will learn about the costs associated with rent…
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