Stephen Arves

Manager, Data

A Manager on the Program team, Steve is passionate about research and improving the financial health of others. He works on research and consulting projects at the Financial Health Network, particularly ones focused on retirement, financial health measurement, financial decision making, and higher education. He brings six years of social science research and eight years of teaching experience at the college-level to his post at the Financial Health Network. Steve holds a Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, an M.A. from the same program, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Saint Thomas. He is a life-long Packers fan, lover of Chicago food, consumer of craft beer, and plaid enthusiast. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife, Nichole, and their son, Robert.

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Retirement Readiness: A Generational Perspective

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