Financial wellness: What is it? How do we make it happen?
As the U.S. moves through and past the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals will strive to rebuild their financial resilience. Many will turn to their employers for help.
Achieving financial wellness takes more than just financial resources. It also requires the ability to make good financial decisions and engage in sound money- management practices. To inform policies and programs that promote financial wellness—including those sponsored by employers—the TIAA Institute and the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center held a roundtable discussion featuring a range of experts. This report presents the key findings and recommendations that emanated from the discussion. To learn more about the roundtable itself, visit the events page.
The roundtable was held on November 15, 2019, at The George Washington University School of Business and featured 31 thought leaders from business, academic and public policy communities. While the event occurred before the onset of the pandemic and resulting economic crisis, the issues discussed are particularly relevant as our nation moves forward.