Becoming disabled is a serious risk to your financial future. Learn how to take care of your bills and finances even after losing your income due to a disability.

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Think You Don’t Need Income Insurance? Think Again

Income insurance Safetynet review - John a real customer

SafetyNet® income insurance provides a lump-sum of cash—no matter what your credit score, savings status or income level is—if you lose your job unexpectedly or can’t work due to illness or injury. Income insurance is a new type of insurance coverage, so naturally you’re skeptical about why you would need it. You may feel safe […]

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What to Look for When Shopping for Short-term Disability Insurance

Bartender smiling

Financial shocks come in many forms:  a crippling car repair, divorce, a surprising tax bill, legal proceedings and, of course, unexpected layoffs. However, one of the most unfortunate—and often overlooked—financial setbacks comes in the form of injury or illness that result in the loss of wages for weeks, months…or even longer. While you might not […]

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Six Questions to Ask When Negotiating Medical Costs

Woman negotiating medical costs

Whether you’re between jobs, experiencing other financial hardship, or just have more medical bills than your emergency fund can provide for, you should know medical providers are very likely to be able to offer you a discount or even entirely waive your costs. The fact is, according to a Kaiser / New York Times survey, […]

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Health Savings Accounts: 7 Things to Know About HSA’s

Money in a jar for health savings

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a means of helping Americans save for future healthcare and medical expenses. The incentive for doing so is the money you save on costs you will have to pay anyway. First created in 2003, an estimated $42.7 billion is held in over 21 million HSA accounts less than 15 years later. If […]

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The Impact of Layoffs on Health: Going from Insult to Injury

Man suffering from heart attack: Impact of layoffs on your health

Heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, arthritis. These are just a few of the chronic or fatal illnesses people are more likely to experience in the months or even years after being laid off. While it doesn’t take a scientist to know that finding oneself out of a job is a terrible feeling—even traumatic—new research quantifies that […]

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SafetyNet Review from Bud, a Real Disability Insurance Customer

Video Transcription of SafetyNet Review Bud, a Real SafetyNet™ Customer: Have you heard Bud’s story? As I’m getting the ground ready for gardening I twisted my hip It was a pain that I hadn’t felt before…to the point where I really couldn’t walk. I had a total hip replacement. So then we realized I’m not […]

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Office Work and Back Pain: Why Your Symptoms May Not Reflect the Cause

Back pain for office workers

You may not be surprised to hear that the most common complaint movement expert and physical therapist Theresa Larson hears from office workers is pain in the low back and neck. Walk into any office and you’ll find plenty of people hunched over a keyboard slouching toward a screen. What may come as a surprise, […]

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Wisconsin Resources for Disability Employment Help

WISCONSIN RESOURCES FOR DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT HELP

If you’ve lost your job due to a new disability, you may feel isolated and on your own. The fact is, however, 26% of respondents to a recent SafetyNet™ survey have been unable to bring in an income due to job loss, illness or disability over the last 5 years. It may seem surprising, but […]

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Physical Freedom and Financial Freedom Go Hand in Hand

Low Back Fix with Dr. Theresa Larson

By Dr. Theresa Larson, DPT, CSCS, SFMA and Anders Varner Financial freedom is the hallmark of retirement. The ability to travel, explore the world, and live the final trimester of life without the financial stress and daily grind of work. You can imagine what it will feel like the day you finally walk away from work as […]

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SafetyNet Review from Eric, a Real Unemployment Insurance Customer

Video Transcription of SafetyNet Review Eric, a Real SafetyNet™ Customer: I’ve been a truck driver off and on for like 20 years. I love driving trucks, but I’m getting older. Anything can happen, you know, I can get hurt. What if I lose my job? Bills don’t stop coming. People are financially strapped. About half […]