This pilot study explores the delivery and effectiveness of MyBudgetCoach (MyBC), a financial coaching program designed to help low- and moderate-income adults develop budgeting skills, set financial goals, and work towards those goals. This study compares two modes of program delivery: in-person coaching and fully remote coaching. By testing financial coaching in these two contexts, this project seeks to shed light on how to increase the scale of coaching using technology while maintaining an individualized focus on clients’ goals and promoting behavior change.
Description: A webinar was held to present findings from the City Scan of Local Financial Inclusion Efforts, conducted by the National League of Cities (NLC). Seeking to explore the various ways that city leaders are promoting financial inclusion, the NLC Institute for Youth, Education, and Families developed the City Scan of Local Financial Inclusion Efforts (Scan) in collaboration with United Way Worldwide and CFS.
This brief by Leah Gjertson synthesizes presentations and discussions from the event into seven key themes. The themes focus on lessons for both practice and research on financial capability in the United States.