A new book by SoHE professor Sarah Halpern-Meekin proposes the idea of “social poverty” as a key factor in people’s well-being and decisions.
SoHE’s Dr. Christine Whelan kicks off a new radio segment with a look at workplace burnout.
Collaboration with the U.S. Social Security Administration supports work led by J. Michael Collins, the Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance and Associate Professor in Consumer Science. It’s not uncommon today to hear reports of a looming retirement crisis for the population at large. But what lies ahead for our most vulnerable? As […]
Cliff Robb Speaks on the Cost of Borrowing In a recently published Journal Sentinel article, Associate Professor Cliff Robb talks about the increased interest rates in 2019. He cautions students about the heightened rates on federal student loans as well as private loans from lenders. He ends his interview by advising anyone who is borrowing money to […]
Estate planning is essential for everyone, regardless of income level or assets, but can be a mysterious and intimidating process. Cliff Robb, Ph.D., Consumer Science Associate Professor, lays out strategies that help take the stress out of accumulating, using, and preserving assets for the future. He also explains how lack of estate planning drives the plot […]
Wagner Discusses New AAP Guidelines |Robb’s Student Loan Paper Published + | Alter Exhibit Extended | Financial Life Skills Meets the Daily Cardinal Dr. Amy Wagner on WPR and new AAP Guidance “Helping children learn to regulate their behavior and emotions starts with adults who are able to regulate their own behavior and emotions,” […]
Building on the strengths of its affiliates and partners, the Center for Financial Security (CFS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has been awarded a five-year cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration’s Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC). The multidisciplinary center, housed in the School of Human Ecology, received the award along with three other […]
Student Loans & Relationships| Energy Insecurity | Beetle Wings & Textiles Assistant Professor Addo’s Studey on How Student Debt Impacts Relationships Assistant Professor Fenaba Addo’s findings in the recently published study The Changing Nature of the Association Between Student Loan Debt and Marital Behavior in Young Adulthood are being picked up by a range of […]
Dr. Charles Raison Leads Study on How Protein in Blood Can Predict Effectiveness of Depression Drugs Charles Raison, MD, and his research team have uncovered a relationship between people’s response to a drug and protein in their blood that can help predict the effectiveness of the treatment. This relationship could be beneficial for mental health […]
CFS Director Collins Quoted in NYT Associate Professor and Faculty Director of the Center for Financial Security, Dr. J. Michael Collins, was quoted in a recent New York Times article titled 6 College-Money Lessons You Didn’t Learn in High School. Among advice from other experts, Collins suggests students create a spending plan in order to prevent excess […]
Burgess-Hull Wins Award | TFD Student Receives AATCC Award | Warmath on Cool Credit Cards Albert Burgess-Hull Wins Postdoctoral Preparation Institute Travel Award Graduate student Albert Burgess-Hull, M.S. was selected for the Postdoctoral Preparation Institute Travel Award from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Resources Program. With this award, Burgess-Hull will be attending the 2018 […]
The SoHE Centers of Excellence play a unique role in our work. As hubs for scholarship, education, and outreach, they build bridges across departments, campus, and communities. They empower our faculty and students to think broadly, act strategically, and create meaningful change in the world. Center for Child and Family Well-Being Working with researchers, policymakers, […]
Congratulations Dr. J. Michael Collins, Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance and Associate Professor in Consumer Science for receiving the H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowships Award. Dr. Collins studies on consumer behavior insights focus primarily on the role of information in consumer decision making, especially for low-income and vulnerable households and serves UW Cooperative Extension as a state specialist in family […]
Governor Scott Walker announced today that The Check Your Free Credit Report Campaign, an initiative spear-headed by Peggy Olive, Financial Capability Specialist, and the UW-Extension Family Living Program has been named a recipient of a Governor’s Financial Literacy Award 2017. Olive holds a joint appointment in the UW-Madison Center for Financial Security and UW-Extension Family Living […]
Wave 4 of the first scientific, longitudinal study of young adults’ changing financial knowledge and practices was released in May 2017. The APLUS (Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students) project culminates eight years of research by SoHE’s Dean Soyeon Shim, PhD, who founded the study and now serves as co-principal investigator along with […]
We play a variety of roles in our lives – boss, employee, friend, acquaintance, parent, child, partner — just to name a few. As we launch into 2017, many are trying to establish personal resolutions to improve ourselves in some or all of the roles we play. But there’s another role that each and every […]
Household Finance and Well-being In our modern world, life can be a series of big and small financial decisions. So how do individuals make these day-to-day decisions that can impact the rest of their lives? SoHE graduate student Madelaine L’Esperance is digging deeper into this question through her research, paying special attention to how people, particularly low-income […]
Looking to get out of that post-Spring Break slump? Come to this week’s Science Café on Friday, April 1. The menu includes an interactive workshop lead by Dean Soyeon Shim, where she will be discussing the Science of Money and Happiness. This is one meal you don’t want to miss! Click here for details.
Congratulations to Associate Professor J Michael Collins, winner of a prestigious Vilas Associates Award as submitted by the LaFollette School of Public Affairs. The campus-wide competition recognizes new and on-going research of the highest quality and significance. According to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, recipients are chosen competitively by the divisional Research Committees […]
The Center for Financial Security (CFS) and its Faculty Director, J. Michael Collins, concluded 2014 and commenced 2015 with several exciting and significant developments. Closing out 2015 with the announcement of not one, but two awards from the United States Department of the Treasury’s Financial Empowerment Innovation Fund was cause for much celebration and pride […]
Congratulations Dr. J. Michael Collins, Associate Professor in Consumer Science and faculty director of the Center for Financial Security (CFS), for receiving the Vilas Young Investigator and Mid-Career Award. Dr. Collins studies on consumer behavior insights focus primarily on the role of information in consumer decision making, especially for low-income and vulnerable households and serves UW Cooperative Extension as […]
Originally printed in The Cambridge News & The Independent For many consumers, gift cards offer a simple, convenient solution for holiday gift giving. But shoppers need to stay on their toes when purchasing and using gift cards, says J. Michael Collins, University of Wisconsin-Extension family and consumer economics specialist and director of the UW-Madison […]
The Center for Financial Security (CFS) at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Human Ecology has received two prestigious research awards totaling $604,165 from the United States Department of the Treasury’s Financial Empowerment Innovation Fund. The Treasury Department made the announcement October 6 2014 at an open meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial […]
Every day at the School of Human Ecology (SoHE), interdisciplinary teams of economists, designers and psychologists are working across the Badger State to strengthen families and communities. With funding from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, the SoHE is embarking on a major initiative to empower consumers on effective selection and use of health […]