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MORE Initiative Offers Free Pandemic Financial Planning Tools

Three free new tools are now available to help couples and individuals weather the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. The Money, Relationships, and Equality (MORE) Initiative, housed in the School of Human Ecology at UW–Madison and led by Dr. Christine Whelan and Dr. Fenaba Addo, has just published a new workbook for couples planning their finances in uncertain times, as well as two one-pager guides to establishing an emergency fund and managing household tasks under Safer at Home.

“It’s more important than ever that couples, families, and individuals clarify their priorities when it comes to money,” says Whelan. “Getting on the same page around financial questions is actually a values-driven conversation and can help people feel more connected and in control of their circumstances together.”

The MORE Initiative is developing additional workbooks to be released in the coming months, including one for roommates sharing household costs and for singles seeking to stay financially secure within an uncertain economic outlook.

Whelan spoke with News 3 Now about the resources (video below), all three of which are available now for free download on the MORE website.

Follow the MORE Initiative faculty on Twitter at @ChristineWhelan and @FenabaAddo.