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Financial Health Defined


What the heck is Financial Health anyway? And why is it important? Ask those questions in a room full of people and you will get an interesting array of answers! Typically, when people respond to this question, they think of better financial plans, having some savings, having little or no debt and the ability to…(Read More)

In our history at the Financial Health Institute, we have noticed that personal finance in human services has usually been relegated to the realm of “financial literacy” as the method to help people improve their financial management. Typically, financial literacy is a field that is somewhat limited in its scope, built primarily on neoclassical economics…(Read More)

Professional Development Financial stress has an enormous impact on job performance for many people.  Having a deeper understanding of how to improve your own financial health or how to help others improve theirs can significantly impact workplace performance.  Our professional development programs and seminars reach a wide array of audiences, from those who are just…(Read More)

Design & Development


Research FHI is adamant about staying on the cutting edge of the latest advances in Behavioral Economics, Neuroscience, Learning Theory and Psychology, and understanding how to put these theories into practice.  We love to research this stuff and believe it’s critical in keeping our programming alive and always improving. If you have interest in…(Read More)

Want to supplement our live on-site courses? Want a sneak peak into our course content and curriculum? Want to delve into custom topics of your choice? Our 90-minute speaking engagements are for you. While we frequently focus on the following topics, feel free to contact us and we can customize speaking engagements to…(Read More)

Organizational Development Over the years, as FHI has worked with organizations across the country, we began to notice that many of them were were navigating financial stress. We could see that the impact of organizational financial stress significantly affected everyone in the organization, ultimately impacting how customer/client services are delivered. In 2015, we started…(Read More)

Programs for Individuals


Programs for Individuals For over 10 years, FHI has been developing and delivering educational programs for individuals.  We got our start designing programs for people experiencing significant financial and economic stress and/or experiencing homelessness.  Over the years, we have amassed a significant repertoire of (award-winning) classes, seminars and educational materials for people of…(Read More)

If you only have one shot to introduce your client to a Financial Health tool then make sure the Receipt Exercise and Spending Journal are your go tos. This is the first step toward building a personal financial plan. First part is to keep all of your receipts for one week in an envelope. Remember…(Read More)

As we’ve been out in the field delivering classes and working with people, we recognized that, while many people have heard of the Equifax data breach, few have really looked into the issue or done anything about it. Additionally, we have heard that many case managers have not been providing information to their clients…(Read More)