Has done extensive research on home-based businesses, economic impact of divorce, child support, family-owned businesses and the economic well-being of women and children. Is involved in Extension activities in these areas.
Has expertise in personal and family budgeting. Has special interest in credit and women's financial knowledge and decision-making. Also is interested in long-term care financing.
Consults and testifies about consumer credit. Research includes consumer bankruptcy, credit reporting and privacy, and credit cards. Credit Research Center is the only academic research center in the country devoted to the study of economic issues related to consumer and mortgage credit. Regulatory agencies, legislatures, the credit industry, consumer groups and courts use its findings.
Can discuss bankruptcy, credit cards and other forms of consumer credit. Research focuses on the economics of the financial services industry, particularly markets for consumer credit and insurance. Is a member of board of trustees for the National Foundation for Consumer Credit, has served as associate editor for Journal of Retail Banking, and is co-author of the monthly newsletter Consumer Trends for the International Credit Association.
Has published numerous articles on consumer credit, bankruptcy and personal financial planning. Member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago since 1991.
Expert in financial management over the life course and economic security in retirement. Researches retirement planning, financing long-term health care and financial well-being of the elderly. A certified financial counselor.
Has done research on emergency funds, interfamily loans and consumer credit, and teaches a large personal-finance course. Is a certified financial planner.
Has written three textbooks and more than 100 articles in the areas of family and consumer economics and family financial management. Serves as an expert witness in court cases involving economic value of family services.
Has expertise in financial reporting and accounting in business and personal investment in stocks and bonds.
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