Financial wellness: What is it? How do we make it happen?

Financial wellness: What is it? How do we make it happen?


Many individuals will place a revitalized focus on their personal finances as the country moves through and on from the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences. There will be a demand for information and guidance to rebuild financial well-being and then solidify it to increase financial resilience.

The workplace is one place they will look. Employers increasingly focused on employee financial wellness pre-pandemic, and that dynamic will continue. Against this backdrop, this report summarizes and synthesizes the discussion from a roundtable, convened by the TIAA Institute and the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), that focused on the concept of financial wellness and how best to promote it in the workplace

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COVID-19 Financial literacy Financial Resilience Financial Wellbeing


Andrea Hasler

Paul J. Yakoboski

Senior Economist at TIAA

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