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Can you feel it? It might be the difference in the daylight, or the beginning of school, or perhaps the beginning of football season… It might be… or could it be, like the tractor beam in Star Wars, where once you are in its range, you are irrevocably pulled in – unable to get away.…(Read More)

Financial Health Defined

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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)

Jobseekers: Join in a personal exploration to find meaningful employment and learn lifelong tools that will enhance your personal financial growth. This FREE four-part course taught by the Financial Health Institute will be held at JFS on Tuesdays, August 7, 14, 21, and 28. Register by contacting Dicia Kemp at bkemp@jewishfamilyservice.org or…(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)

Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card by filling out this quick 5 to 10 minute survey on the gig economy. We are doing some research this month on the gig economy and have created a short survey for everyone to take. Whether you’re a former or current Lyft driver or an Airbnb…(Read More)

The most frequent strategy employed by people for saving is to “save what’s left over.”  We all know the outcome of this strategy! Unfortunately for many people there is little that is “left over.” Everyone we’ve met understands the importance of saving and most people have a desire to do so, but they…(Read More)

Shawn Young’s, Founder and CEO of FHI, was recently interviewed by Orapin Marketing + Public Relations for their Inspired Impact blog! Shawn gives some great words of advice for leaders hoping to make an impact. Link to interview INSPIRED IMPACT is an ongoing blog series that gives voice to social entrepreneurs and leaders of mission…(Read More)

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a great beginning to 2018! I thought I’d take a minute to catch you up on some of the activities going on at FHI. A lot of new stuff is shaking. FHCM and Subscriptions Our Financial Health for Case Manager’s program remains extremely popular. In the fall…(Read More)

Happy holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season thus far and that the stress levels haven’t gone off the charts — yet. I thought I’d try to bring a little behavioral economics to the holiday season by exploring what I’m calling the”holiday tunnel.” You might remember from our classes that…(Read More)