The Financial Lives of Young Adults: Exploring Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Despite being the most diverse group in the nation’s history, today’s young adults are often viewed as a monolithic group. A detailed look at their financial health tells a different story, however. Join us to explore key findings from the recently released report “Race, Ethnicity, and the Financial Lives of Young Adults,” along with solutions that can dismantle systemic barriers and improve financial health for all.


December 1st, 1-2pm CT

A.T. McWilliams, COO, Edquity
Karla Henriquez, Senior Associate, Financial Health Network
Jonathan Lykes, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Black Youth Project/GenForward Survey
Vladimir Medenica, Researcher and Consultant, GenForward Survey
Key findings we’ll explore:
  • On average, Black and Latinx young adults have less liquid savings than their White and Asian American peers
  • Black and Latinx young adults are more likely than their White and Asian American counterparts to say they have unmanageable and costly debt
  • The enduring racial wealth gap has denied Black and Latinx young adults the ability to build wealth through generational transfers from their families
  • There is a confidence gap between Latinx young adults and their Black, White, and Asian American peers about long-term financial goals and insurance coverage