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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)

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)

Thanks to a partnership between Intermountain Salvation Army and the Financial Health Institute, people who are struggling with addiction recovery at the Harbor Light center are getting back on their feet. The Financial Health Institute developed a program that specifically meets the unique financial challenges of their target population. As we all know, being financially…(Read More)