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 3 Takeaways from EMERGE Workplace

3 Takeaways from EMERGE Workplace

The pandemic has made it clear that workplace benefits are evolving. As Harvard Business Review recently reported, the vast majority of leaders are planning to expand benefits as a result of the COVID-19. What should your organization be considering? We designed our inaugural EMERGE…

Making Client Voice Part of the Design Process: Behavioral Insights Elevate Flexibility and Simplicity in Financial Health Tools

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many families across America were struggling to make ends meet. But they still have big hopes and dreams today, from getting a car to finding better job opportunities to buying a home. To achieve any of these goals, saving and credit-building are two critical steps toward financial stability and self-determination. And at the current moment of societal upheaval, financial stability is not just nice-to-have, but vital. Presented by Capital One

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.

In Their Words: What Older Adults Struggling Financially Need

By Farah Manjiyani, Manager, Financial Health Network Despite the recent stimulus, increased vaccinations, and gathering momentum of reopenings across the country, millions are still struggling with their financial health. Ongoing economic uncertainty, job loss, and physical health concerns have caused many to shift financial priorities just to stay afloat. In the Financial Health Network’s latest…

Financial Wellness for Employees: Insights from Five Fintechs

Employer-channel fintechs play an increasingly crucial role in supporting employees’ financial health through products like low-cost loans, and financial coaching. The Financial Solutions Lab partnered with the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis to examine the uptake, usage, and impact of five companies: Brightside, HoneyBee, Manifest, MedPut, and Onward.

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

How Measurement Can Put Teeth Behind Stakeholder Capitalism

By Marisa Walster, Senior Director On January 26, global business leaders announced a commitment to the core Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its International Business Council (IBC). This is just one example of a growing movement to put more teeth behind the idea of stakeholder capitalism — the notion…

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

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

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 –…

Fintech Innovation Leader Joins the Financial Health Network

By Jennifer Tescher, President and CEO, Financial Health Network Through our innovation work via the Financial Solutions Lab, we’ve reached more than 5 million low- to moderate-income consumers (and 10 million consumers in total) to date with solutions to improve their financial health. Innovation is at the heart of the Financial Health Network’s mission, fueling…

Good Jobs Matter: Investing in Worker Financial Health

By Karla Henriquez, Senior Associate and Beth Brockland, Senior Director Throughout our “Good Jobs Matter” blog series, we have explored the relationship between good jobs and financial health, particularly for low-income workers. But for employers committed to supporting worker financial health, investing in job quality is only part of the solution. In this final installment…

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

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

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…

Good Jobs Matter: Improving Job Quality for Low-Income Workers

By Karla Henriquez Senior Associate This is a continuation of our Good Jobs Matter series, exploring “good jobs” and financial health. See the first blog in the series here. Which job qualities are most important for improving a worker’s financial health? As it turns out, wages matter, but so do benefits. For all workers, employee…