Layoff Season is Around the Corner: Here’s How to Prepare

Originally Published on WEAU 13 News  on Nov 22, 2017 By Courtney Everett EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) — December and January are historically the worst months of the year for layoffs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says around 25% of all layoffs happen in December and January alone. So how can workers prepare for the unexpected? Mark […]

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SafetyNet Featured on TechWisconsin Podcast

Listen to TechWisconsin’s Matt Cordio talking with Mark Greene, SafetyNet’s director of innovation and product development, about our innovative income insurance program on Episode 22.

Innovative services help drive CUNA Mutual Group’s success

Originally published in by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Oct. 6, 2017 By Paul Gores Since becoming chief executive of CUNA Mutual Group, Robert N. Trunzo has had a policy of holding monthly meetings with groups of employees — but the meetings aren’t exactly the same today as they were just a few years ago. “I’ve been CEO for almost […]

Private Sector Must Fill in Cracks of Uneven Economic Recovery

BY MARK GREENE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR Originally Published on The Hill  on 10/01/17 10:20 AM EDT For years now, Americans have been getting mixed messages about the state of the economy: Unemployment is down, but job insecurity is rising. Inflation is low, but so is wage growth. Yet, while the economy has been expanding for nearly 100 […]

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A Home of Your Own: How to Evaluate Your Financial Readiness and Save for That Big Down Payment

Originally Published by Credit.com on Sept. 27, 2017 By Trae Bodge Everyone wants a piece of the American dream, and for many people that dream includes owning a home. But owning a home is one of the biggest financial steps you can take in your life, so it’s important to carefully assess your financial situation […]

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New Survey Finds 42% of Wisconsinites Have Just $1,000 or Less in Savings

Originally Published in Business Wire on Sept. 20, 2017 SafetyNet survey uncovers significant gaps in Wisconsin worker’s financial preparedness MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As Americans struggle to keep up with rising expenses, such as rent, healthcare and monthly costs of living, putting money into a savings account often times falls to the wayside. That is especially true […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]