P.A.D. Finance


Phi Alpha Delta Webinar - The Truth About Money

Join Dan McDowell, on March 25th at 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. EST for a special financial presentation for Phi Alpha Delta members.

"The Truth About Money" presentation provides information on the best money management practices for young professionals. Members will learn how to build a financial base that leaves them free to choose what areas to focus on in their professional lives, rather than having their career path dictated by the size of their salary. This presentation was developed by McDowell, an attorney, certified public accountant, and former Vice President and Relationship Manager for a large wealth management company. He does not sell financial products and does not manage investments.

 By the end of this packed hour, participants should have a good understanding of, and be able to immediately implement, the basic tools needed to build an effective financial life.  

Topics Include:

  • Budgeting (that actually works)
  • Insurance
  • Home ownership
  • Car loans/leases
  • Credit scores
  • Creating personal financial statements

While geared toward young professionals, it provides a guide for everyone to use to build a solid financial foundation. The webinar will be presented across the Phi Alpha Delta Webex platform. 

It is recommended that you download the Cisco Webex application if you are using a mobile device to participate. 



Dan McDowell currently serves as International Treasurer for Phi Alpha Delta. Prior to being elected to this position in 2012, Mr. McDowell served as District XXXIII Justice and was a member of the Fraternity’s Audit Committee. In 2011, he was selected “Outstanding District Justice.” That same year, his district was named “Most Improved District,” and was the second place award winner for “Outstanding District.”

Mr. McDowell is an attorney, Certified Public Accountant, and mediator in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He currently manages Contract Administration and Project Management for a company that provides advanced instrumentation, control and automation technologies. He has also served as Vice President and Relationship Manager for PNC Wealth Management (formerly the Private Client Group at National City Bank). Before joining the bank, Mr. McDowell was employed as a Tax Consultant for Ernst and Young, LLP, and worked as an attorney in private practice.  

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Mr. McDowell was Justice of P.A.D.’s Watson Chapter during his second and third years of law school, and is a founding member of the Pittsburgh Tax Review. His undergraduate degree is from Duquesne University, where he graduated with a double major in accounting and finance. 

Please complete this brief form below to reserve your space. The first 50 registrants will be guaranteed a spot.