Financial wellness can be shaped by many different events during one’s lifetime. Prudential engaged Stanford economists Gopi Shah Goda PhD. and Jialu L. Streeter PhD. to explore how wealth changes around key life milestones. The research project, funded by Prudential, found strong evidence that many of the milestones examined – including marriage, homeownership, childbirth, divorce, health shocks, and disability – resulted in statistically meaningful per person changes in wealth accumulation in the long run.