COVID-19 Concerned: Financial Resilience in Uncertain Times

Please note: Content in this workshop is provided for educational and informational purposes only, and should not be construed as an alternative to working with a certified or licensed finance professional.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Facilitator: Alok Deshpande, CEO and Co-Founder of Smartpath
Price:  FREE, and Open to the Public. However, you must register to attend (see below)
Location:  ONLINE via Zoom!

How is the spread of Coronavirus affecting economic activity, financial markets, and more importantly … your livelihood as an artist? Join SmartPath President Alok Deshpande for this workshop to understand the current and potential implications of the pandemic on your money, what may still lie ahead (financially), and reasons for optimism going forward.

This workshop will cover:

  • Age-specific financial strategies during uncertain times
  • Understanding how long COVID-19 related financial impacts will affect you
  • Some potential government responses
  • Factors artists can control to strengthen their financial well-being during and post-crisis.


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This workshop is free! However, you must RSVP to attend in order to receive the Zoom online platform link. Please RSVP in the form to ensure your seat in this workshop.

About Alok Deshpande

Alok Deshpande, CEO and Co-Founder of Smartpath

Alok Deshpande is the co-founder and CEO of SmartPath, a corporate financial wellness provider delivering human-centric, unbiased coaching. Alok started SmartPath in 2010 to offer effective and consistent guidance to the middle class. Today, SmartPath reaches tens of thousands of individuals every year through financial education and coaching programs at leading companies, including Huntington Ingalls Industries, NextEra, CenturyLink, Leidos, Emory Healthcare, and more.

“It’s been a dream come true helping families move from chaos to confidence with their finances.”

Alok is the author of Fuel: The Most Important Number in Your Financial Life, serves as a thought leader for the Wall Street Journal, and regularly appears as a financial expert on CNN, ABC, NBC and TechCrunch, among others. 

Prior to launching SmartPath, Alok was a Manager at Bain & Company where he served as an advisor to Fortune 500 financial service and technology companies. He received a BBA with high distinction from Emory’s Goizueta Business School, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is an alumnus of the prestigious startup accelerator Y-Combinator.

Alok is a member of Lead Atlanta, a leadership development and community education program, and stays active in his local community through volunteering and nonprofit board positions. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Nina and son Deven.

For more information about Alok and SmartPath, visit

How is this workshop different from other workshops?

This workshop focuses on longer-term financial strategies during an emergency such as COVID-19. For information about shorter term emergency financial relief, please see the recording of our recent workshop COVID-19 Concerned: Personal Finance During Crisis available on our blog here.