Making Sense of Market Volatility

With Finimize

About this event

The coronavirus pandemic has upended our lives in more ways than one, with vast public health implications—as well as tangible economic impact. As we think about the health and wellbeing of ourselves, our communities, and our loved ones, we’re also thinking about what recent market volatility means for our financial security.

At times of uncertainty, educating yourself is one of the best ways to take back control. To help arm you with the information you need to navigate your financial future, Finimize and hosted a special live event to answer your most pressing questions.

See also: “Trying to make sense of market volatility? 5 big questions answered.”

This talk is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice. When it comes to conversations about the stock market, past performance does not guarantee future results. The opinions of guest panelists are their own. For more information, see

Topics covered

  • What's going on? How does this compare to historical periods of volatility?
  • I looked at my 401k. Now what?
  • Did I hear this correctly—student loan payments are *paused*?
  • What’s in this stimulus package & what does it mean for me?
  • Is now a good time to invest?


Melanie Lockert

Melanie Lockert is a personal finance writer for Vice and author of the book, “Dear Debt,” based on her long-standing blog. Through her blog, she chronicled her journey out of $81,000 in student loan debt. She is also the founder of Mental Health and Wealth and podcast host of The Mental Health and Wealth Show.

Morgan Newman

Morgan Newman is the founder of NYC Money Mavens, an online resource hub for real-life financial education. She has been a financial advisor for eight years, specializing in working with millennial clients.

Dorothy Kelly, CFA

Dorothy Kelly is a personal finance lecturer at the University of Virginia. Her two main interests are promoting financial well-being and advancing ethics in the financial services industry.