Prudential Financial’s 2020 Financial Wellness Census explored the subjective and objective financial wellness of Americans since the pandemic began earlier this year.  With results pointing towards an increase in financial anxiety, we saw an opportunity to carve out a unique space for Amanda Clayman, who as a Financial Therapist and Prudential’s Financial Wellness Advocate, could be a calm and insightful voice during this turbulent and stressful time.  

As part of this effort, Sharp worked with Amanda to craft a byline discussing the resurgence and necessity of community in America in response to COVID-19, during a time when our major institutions are fumbling to provide crucial resources and families are continuing to be tapped out trying to keep up with basic day-to-day needs. She talked about why this move towards community and greater mutual aid may be uncomfortable at first for many Americans, but how it is ultimately a beneficial survival tactic that just might have long-term resonance beyond the pandemic.

Sharp placed Amanda’s piece, Finding Middle Ground Amidst the Pandemic, on Thrive Global, which was a fitting audience for this captivating piece, as their mission is to end the burnout epidemic and help individuals with their mental resilience, health, and productivity. The tone and narrative of the pieces continues to resonate as we head into the the fall. Take a look.