Discover how Americans’ financial health outcomes have changed as COVID-19 continued to create unprecedented disruptions.
In partnership with BECU, the largest credit union in Washington state, this study examines the impact of a new mobile app savings feature, Quick Save, which allows members to spontaneously transfer small amounts to their savings accounts with the swipe of a button.
Recent research from the Financial Health Network published by the Brookings Institution also shows that most people who had not recently filed a tax return (a group that is more likely to have lower incomes) received their first stimulus payment at least two weeks later than those who had recently filed a tax return.
With this report – an evolution of our Financially Underserved Market Size Study – we shed light on how much households paid for a variety of everyday financial products and services in 2020, through lenses of financial health, income, race, and ethnicity.
How can competitions influence more people to build their savings? SaverLife, a nonprofit focused on helping working families to save and invest in their futures, partnered with the Financial Health Leaders Lab to test several approaches.
Discover key findings from the 2020 U.S. Financial Health Pulse regarding Americans' financial health, including profound disparities across race and ethnicity.
Even before COVID-19, millions of Americans were struggling financially, with more than half the population classified as Financially Coping. As job losses mount, savings are spent down, household debt grows, and investments shrink during the pandemic, Americans need financial support more than ever. This new research sheds light on how providers can support the saving and investing behaviors of Financially Coping consumers, ultimately improving both their immediate and long-term financial health.
By Thea Garon, Senior Director, Necati Celik, Associate and Andrew Dunn, Manager, Financial Health Network Since mid-March, the United States has lost more than 21 million jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to help people get by, the Treasury Department began distributing recovery rebates, or “stimulus payments,” on April 11 as part of the…
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…
The places where people live, work, play, and worship are tightly tied to their ability to be resilient during unexpected challenges and to seize opportunities over time. This brief highlights the role of place in financial health, as well as the opportunity for place-based solutions to improve the financial lives of residents and communities.
The majority of Americans are struggling financially – and the everyday economic reality is similar for those who live and work in Hawaii. The Hawaii Financial Health Pulse offers an in-depth view of their financial struggles and coping strategies, along with potential solutions to improve financial health across Hawaii and the rest of the country.
How is the financial health of Americans changing over time? In a year-over-year analysis, the second annual U.S. Financial Health Pulse report reveals that the majority of Americans are still unprepared for financial shocks.