U.S. Financial Health Pulse: 2018 Baseline Survey
The Pulse is a groundbreaking research initiative that provides insight into the financial lives of Americans. In this initial study, the Financial Health Network reveals how we’re faring financially and the trends shaping our financial health.



Thea Garon, Director, Financial Health Network
Andrew Dunn, Associate, Financial Health Network
Katy Golvala, Associate, Financial Health Network
Eric Wilson, Associate, Financial Health Network


How Financially Healthy Is America?

Our research shows that Americans fall into one of three financial health tiers.




Data Spotlight


The U.S. Financial Health Pulse explores how Americans are spending, saving, borrowing, and planning.

Our Supporters


The U.S. Financial Health Pulse is made possible through a founding partnership with Flourish, a venture of The Omidyar Group. Additional support is provided by MetLife Foundation, founding sponsor of the Financial Health Network’s financial health work, and AARP.

The Financial Health Network is partnering with the University of Southern California Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research to field the study to their online panel, the Understanding America Study.

The Financial Health Network is working with engineers and data analysts at Plaid to collect and analyze transactional and account data from study participants who authorize it.