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New Insurance Program Gives South Carolinians Living Paycheck to Paycheck Money After Income Loss

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Originally Published by the Milwaukee Business Journal on Feb. 13, 2018 SafetyNet provides workers an instant lump-sum payment after layoff, illness or injury MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE) SafetyNet, a first-of-its-kind insurance program that gives workers an immediate lump-sum payment after an unexpected layoff, illness or injury, launched today in South Carolina. SafetyNet’s income insurance program is […]

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Toys ‘R’ Us Closing all U.S. Locations

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Originally published in BizTimes | Milwaukee Business News on Jan. 24, 2018 By Corrinne Hess Retail chain operator Toys “R” Us Inc. filed a motion seeking bankruptcy court approval to begin the process of winding down its business and liquidating its inventory at 735 U.S. stores Thursday, one day after announcing its plans to shutter […]

Financial New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make for 2018

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Originally published Jan. 17, 2018 on Credit.com By Trae Bodge Every year, we make New Year’s’ resolutions with the best of intentions. But, according to a 2017 poll by Statistic Brain, only 9.2% of us feel like we are successful in keeping them. We explore the most popular resolutions and provide expert advice for how to […]

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SafetyNet’s Mark Greene Featured on Bootstrapping in America

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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.

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Start Off 2018 With No Debt

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Originally published on the HuffingtonPost on Dec. 11, 2017 Last year, the average American who took on new debt during the holidays came out an additional $1,003 in the red. Most of those who took on new debt didn’t plan to and weren’t able to pay it off for the next several months, if at all. […]

CUNA Mutual Targets Landlords With Launch of Renter SafetyNet

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Originally published by Coverager on Dec. 5, 2017 By SHEFI BEN-HUTTA  CUNA Mutual Group’s innovation lab is up to something, and that something is called ‘Renter SafetyNet’; a program launched in Wisconsin to offer landlords coverage against loss of income. “An income loss can throw a family’s financial security into jeopardy, making it difficult to […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]