Is Having a Job Enough?

Information provided by ”The Complete Financial Lives of Workers: a Holistic Exploration of Work and Public and Workplace Benefit Arrangements,” Sheida Elmi & Financial Security Program, The Aspen Institute.

The Cost Burden: Examining the Daily Lives of Working Americans

October 26, 2022 | 5:00pm EST

Is a job enough? Join HFLA of Northeast Ohio for a dialogue that will examine the daily financial decisions working families face and the policy changes needed to address this disparity.

Our speaker is national expert, Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the Wagner Graduate School at New York University and co-author of, The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty. Jonathan will be joined by a representative from HFLA of Northeast Ohio to place this discussion in our regional context. Together, we will create an environment open to discussion and comment from all attendees. Check out Jonathan’s TEDx Talk to learn more about him and his work.

The Cost Burden will be held at the Capitol Theatre in the Gordon Square Arts District. Join us in-person or stream the program virtually!

Register to Attend In-Person

In-person attendees will join us at the Capitol Theatre.

1390 W 65th St. Cleveland, OH, 44102

Pre-event reception begins at 5pm EST

Program begins at 6pm EST

Register to Attend Virtually

Virtual attendees will receive a link to stream the program.

Streaming link sent to email day of event.

Virtual stream begins at 6pm EST

What is the financial state of the American worker? 
What are the financial  decisions people make in the short term that will have lasting impact on their financial futures? 
What are the  policies in place that prohibit people from getting ahead? 

For many in our nation and region, working full-time and having a job is still not enough to make ends meet. The inflation that our country is experiencing now is only exacerbating a financial trend that has existed for a long time, the cost burden among the working poor and the benefits cliff many Americans experience when attempting to elevate their financial position. 

Past Events

June 8, 2022 — Is a Job Enough?

with Ohio Policy Matters and Aspen Institute

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Event Sponsors

HFLA Annual Sponsor

The Good Community Foundation

Presenting Sponsor

Sustaining Sponsor

Charles M. and Helen M. Brown Memorial Foundation in memory of Judge Raymond Pianka

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The Andrews Foundation      The Edelman Family     Irwin Lowenstein & Heather Ross Lowenstein      Elie Weiss & Sara Hurand


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Michele & Ben Katz    Jackie & Fred C. Rothstein    Eric & Isabel Kaston


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Jonathan & Ellen Brown    Warren & Diane Farr    Lorie Gelb & Mark Silverman    Steve & Sandy Laserson    Hermine & David Ostro    Baiju & Koyen Shah   Carol & David Willen    Jill Miller Zimon & Jeff Zimon


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