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Sell Your Stuff Online: Tips and Tools to Turn Your Cast-Offs into Cool Cash

It wasn’t too long ago that consignment shops and garage sales were the only options for turning your like-new and gently-used possessions into profits. These days online selling platforms like Craigslist, eBay and even Amazon mean you’re no longer limited to the locals who pass your sidewalk or storefront. But that doesn’t mean your success […]

Wisconsin financial wellness survey by Safety Net
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Recent SafetyNet Survey: Wisconsin’s Workforce Lives on Financially Shaky Ground

42% of Those Surveyed Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings First the good news: Unemployment in Wisconsin is at a remarkable low. Across the state the number of applications for unemployment benefits has fallen, and last spring the size of Wisconsin’s labor force hit an all-time high. What’s more, national employment trends continue to indicate […]

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11 Things You Can Do Now to Avoid Holiday Debt

Originally Published on Credit.com on Sept. 9, 2017 By Trae Bodge If you were aghast at how much you spent on holiday gifts when the credit card bills arrived last January, now is the time to start thinking about how to avoid a repeat performance. Even though it may feel shockingly early to begin thinking […]

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Make Money Between Jobs: The Gig Economy Could Save Your Bacon

According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, nearly 25% of Americans now earn at least some money through the “gig economy”—also known as freelance, contract or on-demand work. Others put that number even higher. Made up of independent contractors, online sellers, freelancers, artists and more, one thing is for sure: the number of […]

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Mark Greene: Despite low unemployment, Wisconsin workers on a precipice

Originally Published in The Cap Times on Sep. 1, 2017 By Mark Greene | SafetyNet director of innovation and product development Recent talk of Wisconsin’s economic landscape tends to focus on our ability to attract business, the wisdom of incentives and associated implications on taxpayers or the number of jobs created. To be sure, finding […]

Save big on seasonal sales
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The Benefits to Being Behind the Trends: Follow the Rhythm of Retail to Save Big Bucks

You may have already noticed that certain items see a price slash around the same time each year: Labor Day mattress sales, furniture “blow outs,” a proliferation of car ads or computer deals. Sometimes the reason is obvious. Fall’s new school year or major holidays mean that consumer interests dictate some sale trends. However, other […]

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Company Profile: SafetyNet

Originally published on Madison Startups on August 30, 2017 by Audrey Meis If you find yourself suddenly out of work and without the money to pay for everyday expenses, what would you do? These days, you can turn to a new insurance program called SafetyNet, which provides a lump sum payout to customers if they lose their job […]

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CUNA Mutual Group, SafetyNet’s Parent Company, Named 2nd Most Reputable Insurance Company

Company Also Ranked No. 1 In Life And Investment Insurance Category MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group has been recognized as one of the most reputable insurance companies in the United States, by Reputation Institute, with the release of the 2017 US Insurance RepTrak®, the survey of insurance company reputations. CUNA Mutual Group ranked second overall for most reputable insurance […]

Old Train: The history of Labor Day
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A Hard-Earned 3-Day Weekend: This Labor Day Remember Its Roots

For most people in America, Labor Day means barbecuing with friends, camping with family, or having one last visit to the lake. But the fact that you are enjoying a long weekend before summer’s end has significant historical roots. While Labor Day parades may be a thing of the past, take a moment to pay […]

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How to Nail that Job Interview! Manage Your Apprehension with Preparation

So you’ve landed a job interview! And maybe one you really, really wanted. Well, first up: Congratulations. It’s a long slog to get from searching job sites, preparing your resume, writing knock-’em-dead cover letters to receiving that “Good news!” subject line. Assure yourself you’ve done something right. Then prepare to do more. An interview can […]