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Karen Richel

Karen Richel

Extension Educator - Financial Literacy

Office

Suite 201

Phone

208-883-2241

Mailing Address

University of Idaho Extension, Latah County
200 S. Almon Street, Suite 201
Moscow, ID 83843

Karen specializes in basic financial education for every age and socioeconomic group by offering classes, workshops and simulations on topics ranging from budgeting to end-of-life planning. She is an accredited financial counselor and money coach, she provides free, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching sessions.

M.S., Virginia Tech, 2006
B.S., Virginia Tech, 2005

  • Pre- and post-release inmate financial education
  • End-of-life preparation and planning
  • Alternative learning tools for youth
  • Money behavior/therapy

Karen Richel is an associate professor and Extension educator in family and consumer sciences for Latah County and is the family finance educator in the ten north Idaho counties. Providing the communities that she serves with research-based information, Karen specializes in providing basic financial education for every age and socioeconomic group including low-income families, soon-to-be-released prisoners and students. She offer classes, workshops and simulations on topics ranging from goal setting and tracking expenses to retirement and end-of-life planning. In addition, she is an accredited financial counselor and a certified money coach. These designations allow her to provide free, one-on-one counseling sessions to help community members build strong financial foundations and secure balanced financial lives.

  • Certified Money Coach Training Scholarship Award, Money Coaching Institute, 2016, $1,500
  • Community Champions Award for Smart Women, Smart Money Conference, KTVB Television and Idaho Central Credit Union, 2015
  • Second Place Winner, Financially Educating Inmates with a Face-to-Face Event, Ignite Presentation, Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education Pre-Conference, 2015, $50
  • AFCPE ACHIEVE License, Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), 2015, (1 year license, value $300)
  • JCEP Professional Improvement Scholarship Award, Idaho Joint Council of Extension Professionals, 2015, $200
  • Supporting Tourism and Recreation (STAR) Award, Moscow Chamber of Commerce Palouse Marketing Committee for initiating the first annual Idaho Smart Women, Smart Money Conference in Moscow, 2015
  • Mildred Haberly Endowment Fellowship, Association for Financial Counseling, Planning, Education (AFCPE) Symposium, 2015, $1,625
  • Search for Excellence in Farm and Ranch Financial Management National Finalist: Keeping the Legacy Alive, National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), 2014, $250
  • Mildred Haberly Endowment Fellowship, Missouri Community Action Poverty Simulation, 2014, $1,200
  • JCEP Professional Improvement Scholarship Award, Idaho Joint Council of Extension Professionals, 2013, $300
  • Mildred Haberly Endowment Fellowship, Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Conference, 2013, $1,000
  • Early Career Service Award, Epsilon Sigma Phi Theta Chapter, 2012
  • G. Elbert McProud Memorial Scholarship Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Conference, 2012, $500
  • JCEP Professional Improvement Scholarship Award, Idaho Joint Council of Extension Professionals, 2012, $300
  • Mildred Haberly Endowment Fellowship, Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Conference, 2012, $1,266.50 (trip postponed)
  • Mildred Haberly Endowment Fellowship, National Extension Association Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Conference, 2011, $1,000
  • Second Western Regional Award Winner – Communications/Newsletters, National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2010
  • Mildred Haberly Endowment Fellowship, Extension Annual Conference, 2009, $1,668
  • JCEP Professional Improvement Scholarship Award, Idaho Joint Council of Extension Professionals, 2009, $300
  • Mildred Haberly Endowment Fellowship, Extension Annual Conference, 2008, $2,658
  • Mildred Haberly Endowment Fellowship, Extension Annual Conference, 2008, $1,530
  • JCEP Professional Improvement Scholarship Award, Idaho Joint Council of Extension Professionals, 2008, $300

University of Idaho Extension

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: extension@uidaho.edu

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