U.S. Financial Health Pulse: 2018 Baseline Survey
The Pulse is a groundbreaking research initiative that provides insight into the financial lives of Americans. In this initial study, CFSI reveals how we’re faring financially and the trends shaping our financial health.

Thea Garon, Director, CFSI
Andrew Dunn, Associate, CFSI
Katy Golvala, Associate, CFSI
Eric Wilson, Associate, CFSI

How Financially Healthy Is America?

Our research shows that Americans fall into one of three financial health tiers.

Data Spotlight

The U.S. Financial Health Pulse explores how Americans are spending, saving, borrowing, and planning.

Our Supporters

The U.S. Financial Health Pulse is made possible through a founding partnership with Flourish, a venture of The Omidyar Group. Additional support is provided by MetLife Foundation, founding sponsor of CFSI’s financial health work, and AARP.

CFSI is partnering with the University of Southern California Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research to field the study to their online panel, the Understanding America Study.

CFSI is working with engineers and data analysts at Plaid to collect and analyze transactional and account data from study participants who authorize it.