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The Financial Lives of Young Adults: Exploring Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Despite being the most diverse group in the nation’s history, today’s young adults are often viewed as a monolithic group. A detailed look at their financial health tells a different story, however. Join us to explore key findings from the recently released report “Race, Ethnicity, and the Financial Lives of Young Adults,” along with solutions that can dismantle systemic barriers and improve financial health for all. 


Financial Health in a Pandemic

How has the economic fallout from COVID-19 disproportionately impacted the financial health of different groups of people in America? In this conversation with Urban Institute CEO Sarah Rosen Wartell, we take a deep dive into the pandemic’s impact on financial health.



The U.S. Financial Health Pulse: A Roadmap for Recovery

By: Thea Garon, Senior Director As vaccines roll out across the country, the Biden administration is considering bold policies to help struggling households, businesses, and communities recover from the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For these efforts to be successful, the new administration – along with businesses, employers, and other stakeholders –...


The 4 Phases of the COVID-19 Economy – What Comes Next?

By Helen Robb, Senior Manager, Financial Health Network With the arrival of a new administration in D.C. in a few weeks, it’s time to refocus on what Americans need now to support their financial health. Our recently released 2020 Trends Report found that many Americans were able to cope during the pandemic largely because of...


Trends in Financial Health: A Look Back on 2019

By Thea Garon, Director, Financial Health Network A few weeks ago, the Financial Health Network released new data from the U.S. Financial Health Pulse, a groundbreaking study designed to provide ongoing snapshots of financial health in America. Launched last year, the study draws upon consumer surveys and transactional data to assess how people are spending,...


It’s a Brave New World: Harnessing the Power of Consumer Data to Improve Financial Health

  Data plays an important role in improving consumers’ lives. While there are some risks to sharing data online, with the right safeguards in place, consumer data can provide powerful insights into people’s financial lives that financial service providers can use to develop products, programs, and solutions to improve their customers’ lives. The Financial Health...


The U.S. Financial Health Pulse Goes to Washington

By Eric Wilson, Associate, Financial Health Network Despite economic indicators showing exceptional GDP growth and record low unemployment, the 2018 U.S. Financial Health Pulse shows that a vast majority of Americans are struggling with their financial health. In April, the Financial Health Network, along with Pulse funders and partners, took the findings of this benchmarking...


#FinHealthMatters Day should be every day, for everyone

By Rob Levy, Vice President, Research and Measurement, Financial Health Network April is Financial Literacy Month, and Financial Health Network is celebrating #FinHealthMatters Day on April 25th. Additionally, we frequently hear about financial inclusion, financial wellness, financial well-being, financial security, and more. Are these terms any different? What should be our real goal? Before the...


New Data, New Insights: Releasing the 2018 Pulse Data Set

By Thea Garon, Director, Financial Health Network Today, Financial Health Network is excited to share the data set from the 2018 Baseline Survey of the U.S. Financial Health Pulse, a groundbreaking research initiative designed to provide ongoing snapshots of financial health in America. Stakeholders across the financial health ecosystem can explore these data to better...


Challenges Threaten the Financial Health of Low- to Moderate-Income 50+ and Require Innovative Solutions

By Andrew Dunn, Senior Associate, Financial Health Network For years, financial planners described the financial lives of individuals over 50 as following a predictable life cycle. The “traditional” path typically included diligently saving in an employer-provided retirement account, paying off a mortgage, then fully retiring while reducing expenses in order to live comfortably. However, this...


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