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Megan Ford: Money woes

Megan Ford, a doctoral candidate in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, was quoted in a U.S. News & World Report article about coping with anxiety about money.

More than two-thirds of millennial respondents in a survey by the financial services firm Northwestern Mutual report having moderate to high levels of anxiety about savings and income.

“Stress doesn’t exist in a vacuum; it can permeate multiple aspects of our lives,” said Ford, a financial therapist in the college’s financial planning, housing and consumer economics department. “Stress in our lives, related to money or otherwise, can be toxic to our physical health, emotional health and to our relationships.”