Household Profiles

Each Household Profile presents the financial life of one family in the USFD study. While these families are not necessarily representative of the total sample, they illustrate recurring themes: households struggling with income volatility, unplanned expenses, and finding ways to save and invest, but also using creative–and sometimes surprising–budget and money management strategies to help make ends meet.

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Photo credits: Juan Carlos (CA), Demetrius Freeman (OH), Whitten Sabbatini (MS), Robin Holland (NYC).