Navigating Personal Finances During COVID-19: What You Need to Know to Take Control
Friday, May 1, 1 pm-2 pm EDT
Join Ken Corts, filling in for Dean Tiff Macklem, as he welcomes Associate Professor Claire Tsai and financial consultant Preet Banerjee for a crucial Q&A on personal financial planning during the COVID-19 crisis. The ongoing economic repercussions of the pandemic have caused unemployment in many sectors and widespread concerns about job security in others, as well as market swings that are hurting investment portfolios. We know that many people are experiencing anxiety about their current and future financial standing.
Join us as these experts explore how to make sound financial decisions during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. They’ll discuss practical money-saving and budgeting tips and outline what supports are available from the government.
Bring your questions – whether you are facing an immediate financial emergency or want advice on mortgage relief or retirement savings, learn how to gain clarity and create a plan of action during these uncertain times.
About the presenters
Claire Tsai is an Associate Professor of Marketing and a co-founder of the Behavioral Economics in Action Research Cluster at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. She has worked internationally in financial services. She adopts a behavioural economics approach in her research of decision-making in areas of financial decisions, food consumption and well-being. Her work appears in leading marketing and psychology journals, as well as popular media outlets.
Preet Banerjee is a consultant to the wealth management industry, specializing in commercial applications of behavioural finance and fintech. As a finance educator, he is a regular contributor and panelist for leading media outlets. He is a member of Governing Council at The University of Toronto and member of the Board of Directors at FAIR Canada (Foundation for the Advancement of Investor Rights). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) and holds Derivatives Market Specialist (DMS) and Financial Management Advisor (FMA) designations.
Tiff Macklem is Dean of the Rotman School of Management. Prior to joining the Rotman School, he served as senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, sharing responsibility with the governor and four deputy governors for monetary policy and the Bank’s role in promoting financial stability.
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