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Psychology and Advice on Navigating the Financial Anxiety of COVID-19

On June 3, 2020, the Wealth Management program hosted an event viewable in the link above.

Event Description: 
COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty into our lives but it does not have to create chaos. In this webinar, Meghaan Lurtz, Ph.D. the incoming Financial Psychology lecturer for Columbia University’s Master’s in Wealth Management program at the School of Professional Studies, discusses what COVID-19 is doing to our minds and our wallets so listeners can begin to check-in to what they are thinking and feeling. Additionally, Dr. Lurtz discusses a variety of action steps individuals can take to support their mental health and potentially improve their financial situation.

Topics include:

  • Defining scarcity and understanding its impact on an individual’s ability to think.
  • Examining the similarities, differences, and relationships between stress and anxiety.
  • Exploring a variety of simple changes one can make to combat stress, anxiety and the impact of scarcity in one’s life.
  • Reviewing recent policy changes impacting student loans, stimulus checks, and required minimum distributions that may grow one’s wallet.

For questions, please contact sps-wealthmanagement [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.