Helping employees engage in financial wellness at the workplace – why, how, and when

“According to PwC, today’s employees are unprepared for an extended economic downturn or recession, with more than one-third of full-time employed millennials, Gen Xers, and baby boomers having less than $1,000 saved to deal with unexpected expenses. CreditWorks CEO and Founder Marion Mathes shared her thoughts with BenefitsPRO on why financial wellness programs are essential…

Better for Employees, Better for Business

The Case for Employers to Invest in Employee Financial Health. In a new survey of 1,000 full-time employees of mid-sized and large U.S. firms, the Financial Health Network finds widespread evidence of financial fragility. This financial stress has spillover effects on employee productivity. Employers have an opportunity to reduce employee stress, improve retention and engagement,…

Millions Use Bank Overdrafts as Credit

More than 39 million American adults incurred at least one fee for overdrawing their bank account or having insufficient funds in the past 12 months, according to an analysis of survey data by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Most of these consumers, known as overdrafters, view bank overdraft programs as a way to ensure that payments…

The 2017 United Way ALICE Report

The updated United Way ALICE Report continues to shine a spotlight on a large population of residents who work, yet have little or no savings, and are one emergency from falling into poverty. The population identified in the report as ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) is comprised of people who work, earn more than…