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Driving the Work of Economic Equity in Underserved Communities

While for many people in the U.S., seeing a bank—or several—is a daily occurrence, a lack of access to financial services is unfortunately a familiar story for underserved communities, especially communities of color. Last year, the Cherry Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore celebrated the opening of a 5,000-square-foot Chase bank branch, marking an important milestone: it was the first national bank to ever open in this historically Black community. Presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Future of Financial Wellness is Taking Shape

As the way we work changes, financial wellness should adapt too. Explore these new ideas that are shaping the future. While the initial thrust into remote work was a crisis response, it is now being embraced by both employees and employers. In fact, many companies plan to maintain remote workforces. Presented by Morgan Stanley at Work

Beyond Messaging: Financial Health Is No Longer a Nice-To-Have

By Naomi Adams Bata Vice President, Financial Health Network Just over a year ago at the 2019 EMERGE: Financial Health Forum, Jennifer Tescher announced the Financial Health Network’s new name and tagline: Financial Health for All. Our organization rebrand was a rallying cry to encourage other organizations –our Members, funders, industry thought leaders –to invest…

The Complexities of Caregiving: Financial Health and the Aging Crisis

By Kelsey Kruslak Manager, Financial Health Network I’m not a typical millennial. Besides the occasional avocado toast, I don’t have student debt, I own my house, and I have good savings habits. I was one of the 24% of millennials who were Financially Healthy before the global pandemic, according to the Financial Health Network’s FinHealth…

The Case for a Place-Based Approach to Financial Health

By Necati Celik Associate, Financial Health Network Place is security, space is freedom: we are attached to the one and long for the other.  Yi Fu Tuan, 2001: 3 There’s no place like home. Due to the pandemic, home has now become both the workplace and the playground for many of us. But what is…

Motivating Change: Behavioral Economics and Financial Health

By Heidi Johnson Director, Financial Health Network Director Heidi Johnson joined the Financial Health Network team in 2019 to lead our work applying behavioral insights to the design and delivery of financial health products. She comes to our organization from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she led a behavioral research program and contributed to…

Turning the Tide: Addressing Climate Change and Financial Health

By Eric Wilson Senior Associate, Financial Health Network As a data analyst at the Financial Health Network, I spend a lot of time with our U.S. Financial Health Pulse data set, searching for possible drivers of financial health. So, when combing through survey participants’ descriptions of shocks to their household finances, I found a number…