Hannah Gdalman

Financial Health Network

As an Associate on the Program Team, Hannah supports the Financial Health Network’s consulting and research efforts. She believes that financial health is fundamental to understanding and improving the wellbeing and resiliency of individuals and communities.

Hannah previously served with the Peace Corps in rural Guatemala, where she worked in Youth Development. She subsequently spent several years living and working in the U.S. and abroad in hospitality, higher education, and the nonprofit sector. Hannah holds a Master of Science in Sociology with a focus in Applied Community and Economic Development from Illinois State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish from Knox College. She is based in Chicago and enjoys yoga, vegetarian cooking, and warm weather.

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FinHealth Spend Report 2021

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Fintech for All: Closing the Generation Gap in a COVID-19 World

By Hannah Gdalman, Associate and Stevenson Fellow, Financial Health Network With shelter in place orders in effect across the globe, more and more people are replacing their analog routines with digital ones — highlighting the increasing importance of technology as a means of social connection, personal empowerment, commerce, and financial management. For older generations, who face the…

Fintech Over 50: Designing for Low- to Moderate-Income Older Adults

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How Coronavirus Highlights the Insurance Gap for Gig Workers

By Hannah Gdalman, Stevenson Fellow, Financial Health Network In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the Financial Health Network recently asked its employees, like a growing number of white-collar workers, to work from home and avoid all non-essential travel. Even though our offices have closed, we’re able to work remotely, take our meetings virtually, and proceed…

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By Hannah Gdalman, Stevenson Fellow, Financial Health Network The recent open enrollment season means that for many of us, insurance is still top of mind. Other key moments such as the start of a new year, tax season, a new job, or family additions also provide a chance to reflect on insurance throughout the year….