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How Online Games Can Help Millennials Manage Their Money

Apr 07, 2015

Millennials like to play online games. The typical millennial spends almost 12 hours a month on gaming, compared to 2.6 hours per month on managing their finances, according to Financial Finesse, a financial education provider. Liz Davidson, founder and CEO of the company, wants to use that gaming habit to help young workers adopt better financial habits…

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5 Things Finanically Reckless Young People Say

Mar 25, 2015

Michael Chadwick has a simple message for 20-somethings: You can’t have everything you want right away.

You can’t live in the same kind of home your parents have. You can’t motor around town in the same kind of car your parents drive. And you can’t afford to follow your parents’ example and take two vacations a year…

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Money Sense: Retirement readiness

Mar 23, 2015

Patty Maese talks retirement readiness in today’s Money Sense.

There’s no question that it’s critical for every generation to save and invest, but when it comes to planning for the future, which generation is more ready?
A new study finds that millenials, generation X, and baby boomers are all at a turning point.

According to Financial Finesse, baby boomers are the most overall financially secure generation.

Generation X was deemed as the most stressed about their future because of financial demands – mortgage, college, kids.

And millenials, who overall earn less and rank the lowest when it comes to financial wellness, have time on their side and tend to be knowledgeable about how they need to actively manage money…

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3 Reasons Women Aren’t Saving Enough for Retirement — and How We Can Fix That

Mar 14, 2015

When we’re young, our plans for retirement tend to include lounging on a tropical beach or swinging a golf club as our regular Monday-through-Friday routine. But in reality, retiring comfortably and on your own terms is considerably tougher than it first looks.

It doesn’t help that Americans as a whole are poor savers, and few of us are fully prepared for retirement…

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Financial wellness: Coming to an office near you

Mar 09, 2015

More employers are concerned about whether their workers are saving enough … and not just for retirement.

More than 90 percent of 250 large employers said they want to introduce or expand their financial wellness programs this year, according to a survey by benefits consulting firm Aon Hewitt…

 

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Generational differences force re-examination of workplace retirement education

Mar 06, 2015

In the past five years, employers have realized just how precarious a position their employees are in when it comes to retirement and they have begun to put plans in place to help get them moving in the right direction.

A report released this week by Financial Finesse, a provider of financial wellness programs, shows just how ill-prepared baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennials are for retirement.

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Which generation is best with money management?

Mar 05, 2015

A new study finds some generations better at managing their money than others. Millennials, Generation X and baby boomers all handle their money differently, according to the study by Financial Finesse.

Despite record student loan debt, high unemployment and low savings rates, millennials do a better job than Gen-X’ers. They spend less than they make each month.

Watch the video here.

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Who’s Worst with Money: Baby Boomers, Gen X or Millinnials?

Mar 05, 2015

A new report confirms what we all fear to be true: Americans, no matter their age, are generally terrible at managing their money. In short, we all need to save more. A lot more.

This insight comes from Financial Finesse, a think tank geared toward helping people reach financial independence and security, in its 2015 generational research study released today. Financial Finesse’s assessment of each generation’s financial health is based on employee responses to its financial wellness questionnaires, which is used at more than 600 companies in the country…

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Baby boomers, Gen X & Millennials: They all have their money problems

Mar 04, 2015

A new report confirms what we all fear to be true: Americans, no matter their age, are generally terrible at managing their money. In short, we all need to save more. A lot more.

This insight comes from Financial Finesse, a think tank geared toward helping people reach financial independence and security, in its 2015 generational research study released today. Financial Finesse’s assessment of each generation’s financial health is based on employee responses to its financial wellness questionnaires, which is used at more than 600 companies in the country.

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Fee Awareness Growing Among Plan Sponsors

Mar 04, 2015

The federal government will soon re-release its proposed rules defining who is a fiduciary when it comes to employee retirement plans.

The U.S. Department of Labor first released a proposal in October 2010, hoping to make anyone who gives retirement advice a fiduciary. The purpose was to close a loophole in the rules that allowed investment brokers to give advice to people about what they should include in their individual retirement accounts, while at the same time accepting commissions on the investments they recommend.

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