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Powered by the Financial Health Network, EMERGE unites innovators across industries to learn, collaborate, and improve the future of finhealth. Explore our lineup of virtual and in-person events, podcasts, and resources to stay in the know on financial health, all year long.

The Inside Story of FinHealth in America
EMERGE Insights 2021

The Inside Story of FinHealth in America

Wednesday, November 3 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT

More than a year into the pandemic, many parts of the economy are thriving – but what’s actually happening inside American households? This year’s EMERGE Insights dives deep into the story of FinHealth in America with illuminating research findings that show how Americans are faring financially.

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Maria Flynn: The Future of Work

Maria Flynn knows the importance of bringing together competing interests to create dynamic and sustainable solutions that work. As the CEO of nonprofit Jobs for the Future (JFF), Maria draws on her nearly three decades of experience at the intersection of education and work to lead the organization’s overall growth strategy. In this episode of EMERGE Everywhere, Jennifer sits down with Maria to tackle some of the biggest questions in the workforce today, from the role of technology to the future of higher education.

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 Brandee McHale: Changing Hearts and Minds

Brandee McHale: Changing Hearts and Minds

Brandee McHale of Citi Foundation understands the vision of financial health – she’s dedicated her career to creating measurable change and improving the lives of those in need. In this episode of EMERGE Everywhere, Jennifer sits down with Brandee to explore her professional path in the world of philanthropy, the importance of understanding the financial lives of Americans, and the latest findings of the Financial Health Pulse report.

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 Abbey Wemimo | Esusu

Abbey Wemimo | Esusu

Where you come from shouldn’t determine your worth. This is the underlying belief that fuels Abbey Wemimo, CEO of Esusu, in his quest to promote justice-based capitalism. On this episode of EMERGE Everywhere, Abbey joins Jennifer to talk about his family’s immigration from Nigeria to Minnesota, how his experiences have shaped his views of the U.S. financial system, and his work to bridge the racial wealth gap.

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True Cost of a Loan: Oportun Loans are One-Sixth the Cost of Alternatives

True Cost of a Loan: Oportun Loans are One-Sixth the Cost of Alternatives

Recent analysis from the Financial Health Network found that Oportun installment loans cost significantly less over the life of the loan, compared with other loan products available to similar borrowers for near prime consumers or consumers without a credit score. The Financial Health Network’s proprietary True Cost of a Loan study, which reflects total costs to repay a loan fully, revealed that some competitor products will charge you more in interest and fees than the actual amount borrowed. In comparing those products to Oportun installment loans, Financial Health Network found that others charge an average of 6 times more than Oportun does, and in some cases as much as 24 times more. The True Cost of a Loan considers what goes into various types of loan products and provides ways to understand loan affordability.

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Building a Financially Resilient Workforce

Building a Financially Resilient Workforce

Nearly two-thirds of workers say it’s becoming more difficult to keep up with financial obligations. As government stimulus programs end, how can organizations help those who are financially vulnerable build a stronger financial future? Watch Rob Levy, Vice President, Research and Measurement at the Financial Health Network, and Leston Welsh, Head of Business Segments for Prudential Group Insurance, discuss the latest reports from their respective organizations underscoring key needs and trends at a national level. Plus, learn what these findings emphasize for employers, along with solutions to support financial health for all employees.

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How Data Can Drive FinHealth Action

How Data Can Drive FinHealth Action

Join us as we discuss the importance of developing equitable measures that encompass all areas of household resilience and prosperity, and how this data could better the economic landscape.

From the Forum to the Future
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From the Forum to the Future

For more than 15 years, decision-makers from across the marketplace came together at EMERGE: Financial Health Forum to work toward a shared mission of financial health for all. When COVID forced the cancellation of our in-person forum in 2020, we asked: What if EMERGE wasn’t an annual event, but a year-round community?

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