Now Accepting Applications for the IRP Extramural Small Grant on Poverty, Retirement, and Disability Research

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) in collaboration with CFS have funding to support the study of economically vulnerable populations related to poverty, retirement, and disability policy. Funded by a cooperative agreement between CFS and the Social Security Administration, this small grants program is designed to expand the reach of poverty research into issues related to retirement and disability policies and programs. Applicants can propose research projects that address any area of relevance to retirement and disability research. Issues and studies of special interest include:

  • Interactions between public assistance and social insurance over the life course.
  • The role of health, health insurance, and financial decisions in household financial security.
  • How economically vulnerable households combine work, pensions, and social insurance over the life course.
  • and Low-net-wealth households and retirement well-being, including the role of housing wealth, saving, and debt.

Studies may be quantitative or qualitative in nature and may employ a mix of research designs and analytic methods.

Click Here to Access the Full Article and Call for Proposals

Two teams from WI will advance to the final round of the Alliance for the American Dream competition, where they will compete for potential investment.

The Alliance, known locally as DreamUp WI, is sponsored by Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt that seeks to improve societal outcomes through the thoughtful development of emerging science and technology that can benefit humanity.

DreamUp WI is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the community, tasked with generating ideas to increase the net income of 10,000 Dane County families by 10 percent by the year 2020.

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Household Finance Research Seminar Returns January 31, 2019 on Thursdays from 3:45-4:45pm

With 50 faculty affiliates across departments at UW-Madison, as well as 45  fellows at other institutions throughout the nation, The Center for Financial Security is pleased to provide a platform for sharing some of the most exciting and innovative early stage research in the household finance realm. Researchers will present from such disciplines as consumer science, sociology, business, economics, finance, public policy and administration, marketing, risk and insurance, accounting, library sciences, public health, mass communications, engineering/computer science, social psychology and other fields.

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March 2019 Financial Coaching Training

Date: March 26-27, 2019

Where: Goodwill Industries of Southeastern WI, James O. Wright Center for Work & Training, 6055 North 91st Street

Milwaukee, WI 53225

Cost: $245

Description: University of Wisconsin trainers will provide a 2-day workshop on skills and strategies for financial coaches. This workshop is designed as an introduction to financial coaching and can also be used as a refresher to practice and advance coaching skills.

Milwaukee, WI – March 26-27,2019 Financial Coaching Workshop Poster

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