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Managing finances in tough times

March 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has us all thinking about how to keep our loved ones and ourselves healthy and safe. Added to this stress is the uncertainly about economic conditions and how this may affect our personal finances, says financial capability specialist Peggy Olive.

A shock to the system: Spring has finally sprung

April 26, 2018

“We always want what we can’t have — and for months, we’ve wanted sunshine and warm weather. Now that we have it, though, there’s a bit of pressure to enjoy every moment,” says Christine Whelan.

UW-Madison professor offers ‘Big Picture’ advice for new graduates

June 7, 2016

Graduation is a time for celebration, but it can also be filled with questions about the future. Christine B. Whelan remembers those days well.