Are you hesitant to offer financial education as part of your wellness programs or employee benefits? You aren’t alone. Many of the employers and HR professionals I talk to are aware of the benefits of providing financial literacy support to their workers, but they are also mindful of the challenges.
I talk to a lot of small business owners and HR professionals who want to increase participation in their employer retirement plans. They invest a lot of resources into retirement benefits for employees, yet many are frustrated by low participation rates.
In an effort to get employees interested in retirement plans, some employers try innovative techniques. For example, the office-supply company Staples created a vampire-themed game to make planning for retirement and money management more appealing to its busy associates.
Earlier this summer Hanscom FCU was presented with the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence Award in recognition of our member outreach during America Saves Week, February 26 - March 3, 2018. The award was given by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, which coordinates the week-long spring campaign.
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Unfortunately, when you get sick or injured, getting better is often not the only concern. Even if you have health insurance, hefty medical bills can hang over your head like an ominous rain cloud. Many people feel that they have no choice but to ignore the bills or eventually file for bankruptcy. However, these are not the only options. There are many ways you can make paying your medical bills more manageable.
A number of unexpected expenses could cause you unnecessary financial strain if you don’t have emergency savings. Here are five great reasons to start an emergency fund today.
It is a question that few want to hear: “Will you co-sign for me?” Typically coming from relatives or friends with no or low credit scores, it can be a difficult request to respond to. Most people do not want to ignore a family member or friend in need, but co-signing comes with risks that make many justifiably nervous to sign on the dotted line. So, should you do it? There are many factors
What would you do with $300 billion dollars?
American businesses might want to ask themselves the same question. That astounding figure is the amount that businesses lose every year because of their employees’ stress levels, according to the World Health Organization, and money is a primary source of that stress.
More than three out of four Americans (76%) cite money and work as their major sources of stress, according to a 2013 report by the American Psychological Association and American Institute of Stress.
Does saving money seem impossible? You’re not alone. Reportedly, more than half of Americans have less than $1,000 to their name.
While it’s hard to imagine keeping extra cash when you live paycheck-to-paycheck, there is hope. If you take a big-picture view of your spending habits, you’ll be surprised at the savings opportunities you might find.
Here are three reasons that may be preventing you from building a stronger financial future: