September 2019 Financial Coaching Training

Date: September 24 – 25, 2019

Where: Pyle Center, UW-Madison Campus, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706

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.

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Sarah Halpern-Meekin releases new book on “social poverty” exploring the nature of social ties among low-income parents

Social Poverty by Sarah Halpern-Meekin

From NYU Press: Could a lack of close, meaningful social ties be a public—rather than just a private—problem? In Social Poverty, Sarah Halpern-Meekin provides a much-needed window into the nature of social ties among low-income, unmarried parents, highlighting their often-ignored forms of hardship. Drawing on in-depth interviews with thirty-one couples, collected during their participation in a government-sponsored relationship education program called Family Expectations, she brings unprecedented attention to the relational and emotional dimensions of socioeconomic disadvantage. Poverty scholars typically focus on the economic use value of social ties—for example, how relationships enable access to job leads, informal loans, or a spare bedroom. However, Halpern-Meekin introduces the important new concept of “social poverty,” identifying it not just as a derivative of economic poverty, but as its own condition, which also perpetuates poverty. Through a careful and nuanced analysis of the strengths and limitations of relationship classes, she shines a light on the fundamental place of core socioemotional needs in our lives.

 Engaging and compassionate, Social Poverty highlights a new direction for policy and poverty research that can enrich our understanding of disadvantaged families around the country.

Due to be released in June 2019, Halpern-Meekin’s new book, Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties, is available for pre-order now.

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 Resumes September 10, 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. Click on the calendar icon to download to iCalendar for this series.

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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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