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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

psychology of spending

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 […]

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Entrepreneur Profile of Mark Greene

Mark Greene - SafetyNet

Originally published by Entrepeneur on Sept. 21, 2018 By Hayden Field  This Military Pilot Pivoted From Fighting Wars to Creating Financial Tools for Struggling Americans Mark Greene started his path to the Air Force during a time of peace, but when the 22-year-old graduated, he was sent almost immediately to Afghanistan. “I was the class […]

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SafetyNet: Job Loss Insurance for Financial Peace of Mind

SafetyNet helps families with finances

Originally published in RewardExpert on Sept. 20, 2018 By Angela Rose  Even in a healthily growing economy –like the one we enjoy in the U.S. today– layoffs and business closures happen. In fact, in August 2018 alone, the information services sector lost 6,000 jobs, the retail industry lost 5,900, manufacturing lost 3,000, durable goods lost 4,000, and […]

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10 Money Saving Tips for College Kids

10 Money Saving Tips for College Kids Infographic

1) Save on laptops and software Check for sales and student discounts before buying a computer or software. Labor Day and Black Friday are good times to get deep discounts on electronics. Many companies offer reduced prices to students, and campus bookstores often have good deals. Protect your investment with anti-virus software. 2) Shop thrift […]

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

Top 10 most dangerous jobs infographic

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the most dangerous industries in America. There were a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2016, a 7% increase from 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These are ranked by the number of fatalities per 100,000 full-time […]

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Is layoff insurance right for you?

Designer buying layoff insurance online

Originally Published on WKOW.com on Aug. 24, 2018   MADISON (WKOW) — When you think of insurance, a couple come to mind: car insurance, health insurance or life insurance. However, there’s a newer type of insurance making its way through the U.S. and it’s offered in Wisconsin. It’s called layoff insurance and it hopes to give […]

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Why SC Residents Are Buying Layoff Insurance

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Originally Published by The Greenville News on Aug. 10, 2018 By Anna B. Mitchell “SafetyNet” has spread to nine states this year, and its creators want to expand to all 50 An insurance product newly arrived to South Carolina is tapping into worker uncertainty that persists in America’s booming economy. SafetyNet, a type of private unemployment […]

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Where Does All That Money Go? Infographic of Consumer Spending

Consumer spending infographic

Data from the Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) measure how consumers allocate their spending among the various areas of their lives. Not surprisingly, housing is the number one expenditure, followed by transportation. Here is where consumers are spending money. Average expenditures and income of all consumer units*: Income before taxes          $73,207 Average […]

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SafetyNet Expands in Four More States

SafetyNet insurance team

Originally published in Insurance Business America on July 19, 2018 By Lyle Adriano Insurance program SafetyNet has plans to launch in four new states. The insurance provider said in a release that it will extend its program to the states of Colorado, Michigan, Missouri and Oklahoma. With the expansion, SafetyNet will serve over 21 million workers […]