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Can You Afford to Be a Stay-At-Home Parent

Woman and daughter learning

If you’re like most parents of young children, you have probably given some thought to the idea of packing up your office to become a stay-at-home parent. After all, for middle-income American families, child care and education is second only to housing when it comes to major expenses. These days, more than one-third of American […]

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SafetyNet Expands in Four More States

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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 […]

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SafetyNet Expands to Michigan!

Michigan state of savings infographic

Today is a big day as we get ready to launch in the car capital of the world! From those who work in the auto industry to those in manufacturing and beyond, we’re excited to bring SafetyNet’s job loss and disability insurance to residents of The Great Lakes State. It’s our mission to bring financial […]

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SafetyNet Launches in Oklahoma!

Oklahoma state of savings infographic

We’re so excited to be launching in the Sooner State today, helping to improve the financial well-being of the 1.8 million workers employed in Oklahoma! From those living in Oklahoma City to the Great Plains, our mission is to bring Okies greater peace of mind over their financial future. As with all the states in […]

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SafetyNet is Now Available in Colorado!

Colorado state of savings infographic

We’re thrilled to announce that today SafetyNet is now available to residents of The Centennial State! From the Rocky Mountains to the Mile High City, we’re pleased to offer hard-working Coloradans the opportunity to protect their income in the case of an unexpected job loss or disability, and help people sleep better at night knowing […]

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SafetyNet™ Job Loss and Disability Insurance Launches in Mississippi

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Originally published on Globe News Wire on July 18, 2018 With more than 60 percent of Mississippi residents experiencing stress over paying bills, SafetyNet offers increased peace of mind over financial security MADISON, Wis., June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SafetyNet, the insurance program that provides workers with an immediate lump-sum payment following an unexpected layoff, […]

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SafetyNet’s Mark Greene Featured on Bootstrapping in America

SafetyNet insurance team

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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SafetyNet Featured on TechWisconsin Podcast

SafetyNet insurance team

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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Recent SafetyNet Survey: Wisconsin’s Workforce Lives on Financially Shaky Ground

Wisconsin financial wellness survey by Safety Net

42% of Those Surveyed Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings First the good news: Unemployment in Wisconsin is at a remarkable low. Across the state the number of applications for unemployment benefits has fallen, and last spring the size of Wisconsin’s labor force hit an all-time high. What’s more, national employment trends continue to indicate […]

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Emergency Savings and Financial Well-Being: Q&A with Financial Expert J. Michael Collins

UW Professor J. Michael Collins

Emergency savings give people peace of mind—or what we like to call “financial well-being,” which is really defined as being subjectively OK with where you are. A big component of that is not worrying about stuff, being resilient to extra expenses, feeling in control. If you don’t feel like you can set [financial] goals and reach them, it makes you feel less financially well. That has negative side effects for people’s physical and mental health.