Building Hopefulness Through Financial Education and Coaching

Nicole White, Kathleen Packard, Julie Kalkowski, Tamicka Bradley

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Financial behaviors play an important role in promoting or reducing financial stability and may have an impact on health outcomes, in general. Hope theory is a framework applicable to promoting behavior change, including financial behavior change. This article describes the hope promoting components of a novel financial education and coaching program and the significant improvement in hopefulness demonstrated by women who participate in the program, as measured in the Finances First randomized controlled trial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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