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A gamble or good bet? Company bringing job-loss insurance back to Colorado

Originally published by The Denver Post on March 8, 2019. By: Aldo Svaldi Worried your job might be on the brink? A Wisconsin insurer is providing policies in Colorado that will provide a lump sum payout above and beyond traditional unemployment insurance coverage. “People are living paycheck to paycheck. That is why we created SafetyNet,” […]

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The Surprising Link Between Confidence and Money

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New research shows many people feel unsure about their financial knowledge—even when their knowhow isn’t all that bad.  Whether asked about financial planning and budgeting or investments in the macro-economy, for example, a 2017 Canadian study found people felt least confident about things like investments, borrowing, risks and the financial landscape. Lack of financial confidence […]

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America’s 17 Most In-Demand Jobs (and What They Pay)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects these 17 occupations will have the most new jobs in the next eight years. If you want to be in demand, consider one of these professions! There is no shortage of “help wanted” ads for these occupations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they have the highest projected […]

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Help Workers Save for Rainy Days, Not Just Golden Years

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Originally published on Workforce on Dec. 10, 2018 by Dan Murray Many employees want help saving money, especially for unexpected emergencies, but few employers are offering help when it comes to rainy day savings. There is a savings crisis in America. Eight out of 10 workers are living paycheck to paycheck, and though many employers have […]

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7 Things To Do Now To Avoid New Debt This Holiday Season

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Originally Published on MoneyTips.com on Dec. 6, 2018 By Roshni Chowdhry, head of customer experience at SafetyNet Take Control of your Finances Easily before the New Year Last year, the average American who took on new debt during the holidays came out an additional $1,054 in the red. Most of those who took on new […]

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Save Money to Get Free Money

Compound Interest Infographic

Leverage Compound Interest & Invest Early Invest with Compound Interest Being paid interest means making money on your money. In other words, interest is free money! Compound interest is interest that is periodically added back into your original investment, which means you earn interest on your interest. Compound interest allows for exponential growth of your money! The average […]

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SafetyNet Makes Wisconsin Inno’s 2018 50 on Fire List

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50 people and companies heating up Wisconsin tech Originally published Nov. 7, 2018 by WisconsinInno By Jim Dallke Wisconsin Inno’s inaugural 50 on Fire list has arrived. Today, we’re officially announcing the 50 people, companies and organizations that are heating up Wisconsin tech. Over the next few weeks, we’ll spotlight a few of these companies […]

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Layoff insurance available in North Carolina

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Originally Published on Oct. 24, 2018 on www.wlos.com by Rob Bradley  BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Nearly half of Americans would not be able to afford an unexpected expense of just $400, according to the Federal Reserve. Nearly a third would not be able to pay their bills if they lost their job. But a newly […]

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Michigan Households Can’t Afford Basic Necessities

Michigan Households Can’t Afford Basic Necessities

According to a report from the United Way, at least 40% of households in Michigan cannot afford the bare minimum to live and work in the modern economy.

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Why We Spend: The Psychology of Spending Money

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It’s likely no surprise that money is a leading cause of stress among most Americans. Financial decisions—whether making purchases, paying down debt or building up savings—require willpower, good judgment and discipline. Why is it, however, that even when people aren’t in the midst of a financial crisis or vicious cycle of debt, making ends meet […]