How to Handle Your Personal Finances in a Crisis


The global impact of COVID-19 has many of us feeling anxious about our personal finances. Join 3 experts for a live panel discussion on what you need to know about managing your money during times of uncertainty.


What you’ll learn:

  • How to assess your financial standing and mitigate risk
  • What to do and what not to do when it comes to moving your money
  • And additional resources for short-term financial support







Emilie Aries

Emilie Aries | Founder of Bossed Up

Emilie Aries is a speaker, podcast host, author, and the Founder & CEO of Bossed Up, an award-winning personal and professional development community where she helps women craft happy, healthy, and sustainable career paths.

Her new book, Bossed Up: A Grown Woman’s Guide To Getting Your Sh*t Together, serves as a practical roadmap for women who want to set themselves up for sustainable, long-term career success and step up as the boss of their lives.




Melanie Lockert - Finances

Melanie Lockert 

Melanie Lockert is the founder of the blog and author of the book, Dear Debt. Through her blog, she chronicled her journey out of $81,000 in student loan debt. She is also the co-founder of the Lola Retreat, which helps bold women face their fears, own their dreams and figure out a plan to be in control of their finances. She is passionate about empowering women, helping others get out of debt, and focuses on the intersection of debt and mental health. Every September she organizes a Suicide Prevention Awareness Blog Tour, to help share resources for those struggling with debt and suicide.

You can find her at, and @MelanieLockert.


Maggie Germano - Finances

Maggie Germano 

Maggie is a Certified Financial Education Instructor and financial coach for women. Her life’s mission is to give women the support and the tools that they need to take control of their money, break the taboo of discussing debt and income, and achieve their goals and dreams. She does this through one-on-one financial coaching, monthly Money Circle gatherings, and speaking engagements.

Passionate about many issues affecting women, Maggie also serves on the board of Collective Action for Safe Spaces, is a member of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington’s Developing Leaders Program, volunteers at N Street Village, and was trained as a salary negotiation facilitator by AAUW.

Follow Maggie on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and join the Money Circle group! For more information, or to schedule a free discovery call, visit


Cris Caruso - Finances

Cris Caruso

Cris Caruso (she/her/hers) is a financial advisor with Alcumus Financial Group.  With 15 years of experience, she specializes in comprehensive financial planning and asset management for Gen X women and the LGBT community.  Cris’ personalized and mindful approach helps her clients attain their goals while avoiding the pitfalls that often hinder meaningful financial success. Her experience allows her to be the coach, counselor, and mentor you deserve on your money journey.  

Cris lives in Laurel, MD with her wife and their pup Petunia. She is active in her neighborhood community garden and exercises her body and her brain with yoga, meditation and a love of Orange Theory Fitness.















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