What’s really in our clothes?; Back-to-school savings tips; Background TV’s impact on kids; and more.
Winners Madelaine L’Esperance and Carolyn Liesen graduate this summer with an extra feather in their caps.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Student Organizations Connect with other students while developing your professional resume through an on-campus organization. Financial Occupations Club for University Students (FOCUS) provides career development, improves financial literacy on campus, offers counseling and intervention to fellow students and the surrounding community, and promotes the financial planning process. Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U) recognizes and encourages […]
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 […]