Center for Financial Security


The Center for Financial Security (CFS) supports applied research on household finance and financial capability. CFS research examines the role that specific programs, policies, and products can play in helping individuals navigate the increasingly complex financial marketplace CFS faculty and staff have extensive experience in program development, evaluation, and applied research in partnership with organizations ranging from community-based nonprofits to large public agencies. The Center’s research is notable for its focus on vulnerable populations—including low-income families, youth, and people with disabilities.

The Center is an intellectual hub for research and outreach across disciplines. Researchers in a diverse array of departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and organizations across the nation are affiliated with the Center.

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