As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge global economies and health systems, easy access to the information you need to make informed decisions is more important than ever. To answer your current questions, Investopedia and Verywell, a leading health and wellness publisher, are hosting a free virtual conference for our readers on September 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Investopedia and Verywell executives will speak to industry experts to discuss topics such as long-term economic recovery, managing financial stress and the future of investing. The goal is to help you feel mentally, physically, and fiscally prepared to face the months and year ahead.

Your Money Your Health is a free online event, but places are limited. Join Now to secure your place.

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What to expect on conference day

The Your Money Your Health virtual event will be an afternoon of 45 minute discussion with panelists and audience questions and answers moderated by Investopedia’s Editor-in-Chief Caleb silver, Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind Amy Morinand Chief Medical Officer of Verywell Health Jessica Shepherd, MD.

The guest panels include:

  • Erik Anderson: President of Global Services, Hologic, Inc.
  • Melynda Barnes, MD: Chief Medical Officer, Ro Health
  • Mike Bayer: Life coach and author of “One Decision: The First Step to A Better Life”
  • George M. Blount, DBA: Financial Therapist & Founder, nBalance Financial
  • Ethan Harris: Head of Global Economics Research, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research
  • Haesue Jo, LMFT: Head of Clinical Operations, BetterHelp
  • James L. Madara, MD: CEO & Executive Vice President, American Medical Association
  • Carolyn McClanahan, MD, CFP: Founder and Director of Financial Planning, Life Planning Partners, Inc.
  • Jim Merlino, MD: Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Cleveland Clinic
  • Rhonda Randall, MO: Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual
  • Liz Ann Sonders: Managing Director & Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab

“Your money, your health” September 21, 2021 Agenda

  • Opening speech & welcome – 1 p.m. EST
  • Healing the economic scars of the pandemic – 1:15 p.m. EST
  • Dealing with financial and psychological stress – 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Paying: The future of care from the patient’s point of view – 3:00 p.m. EST
  • In the future: access to healthcare and options – 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Investing through the Pandemic: How the Pandemic changed investor behavior and affected global markets – 4:45 p.m. EST
  • closing remarks – 5:30 p.m. EST

If you register for the conference, you can attend all or some of the meetings. There is also the opportunity to ask questions to the hosts and guests throughout the afternoon.

Why now?

COVID-19 continues to pose unprecedented challenges for Americans, the U.S. economy, and health systems in the U.S. and around the world. While Investopedia has focused on answering questions about finance, the stock market, and the global economy, a few current issues have emerged that suggest that in many ways the recovery from the pandemic has only just begun.

Financial stress is high

The pandemic has brought financial stress to many Americans in the form of job losses and unexpected expenses, and recently many are still feeling the burden Verywell Mind Mental Health Tracker. According to our readers financial difficulties are even more stressful than the COVID-19 pandemic.

To equip readers with tools to help manage and prevent financial stress, Amy Morin, Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind, and Caleb Silver, Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia, will be exploring this topic with experts in mental health and financial therapy at 2pm EST conference “Your Money , Your Health”.

Waiver of investor sentiment

After a year of sustained record highs for the US stock market, investors are likely to be less risk-averse in the second half of 2021, according to our current newsletter reader survey.

In August 2021 individually Investors expressed growing concerns on government spending, inflation and cyberattacks in addition to the spread of COVID-19 variants. In the face of lower market gains, most respondents said they don’t plan to increase their investments in the next 12 months.

Caleb Silver of Investopedia and Liz Ann Sonders, Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist of Charles Schwab, will discuss how the pandemic has shaped investor behavior and the markets and what this means for wealth accumulation during “Your Money” starting at 4:45 p.m. EST Year 2022 means your health. ”

All eyes are on the economy

COVID-19 brought many segments of the US and global economies to a standstill shortly after March 2020 when businesses, travel, and hospitality shut down. Early Measures of economic consequences are on par with the initial declines of the Great Depression, but 2021 has shown that the economy is on the path of recovery – but that path is not without bumps and bends.

The Fed is still keeping its policy rates near zero while waiting for unemployment rates to drop and inflation to drop below 2%, but the global economy faces new challenges as natural disasters strike and the medical battle against COVID-19 variants continues . inflation has raised the prices of goods and services in a relaxed manner Monetary policy can help support economic growth, it can too temporarily subdued returns on some investments.

With so many moving parts, reports of lower economic confidence, and further recovery on the horizon, Investopedias Silver and Ethan Harris, Head of Global Economics Research at Bank of America, will discuss the current state of the US economy and the long-term global impact of COVID -19 pandemic and what it all means for consumers and private investors in the future. Tune in at 1:15 p.m. EST on September 21, 2021 for more.

Read on to find out more

To learn more about some of the topics industry experts will explore at the virtual conference, check out the articles in this content series. Investopedia created the most relevant stories so you have the information you need to start asking in-depth questions on September 21, 2021:

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