Financial well-being is linked to every aspect of a person's life, including their health, educational attainment, and employment. However, financial instability remains persistent among families and affects a broad range of incomes. A new book, What It's Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the NationOff-site link , by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in partnership with the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), addresses U.S. financial health and why it's important for a thriving economy. The book is comprised of more than 30 essays by experts from diverse fields, providing a 360-degree view of the financial challenges facing millions of Americans and ways to address them. The book is availableOff-site link in ebook and print formats.

Join us on June 14 for a webinar that discusses the issues raised in What It's Worth. Speakers will discuss promising practices for building financial well-being, which include integrating services across sectors and using financial products designed to expand economic opportunity for lower-income Americans. Topics explored will include multicultural asset development approaches, for example, the Lending Circles platform, and services that build the financial health of formerly incarcerated individuals.

Laura Choi of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Kate Griffin of CFED, José Quiñonez of the Mission Asset Fund, and Paul Weech of NeighborWorks America will present during the webinar.

RegisterOff-site link for the June 14 webinar, which takes place at 3:00 p.m. ET. Participation is free, but preregistration is required.

These events are part of the Federal Reserve's Connecting Communities® series, a national initiative intended to provide community development practitioners, financial institution representatives, policymakers, and others with timely information on emerging and important community development topics.