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A Plan Sponsor Implements A Financial Wellness Program

Jul 24, 2015

Richter tells PLANSPONSOR, the financial wellness program started with a survey that asked employees to rate how concerned they were with certain areas of finance. Liz Davidson, chief executive and founder of Financial Finesse, explains that the company’s model starts in the Financial Finesse online wellness center; employees can get a personal assessment about their financial priorities and vulnerabilities and on what they need to focus. From that, Financial Finesse can provide employers with a rollup of all employees that participated and identify key issues based on age and income level…


How to Make a Budget: Step-By-Step Instructions

Jun 29, 2015

Budgeting isn’t fun. There’s no way around it. But budgeting is something that we do need to undertake in order to gain financial awareness and, ultimately, control both spending and saving. The process of making a budget can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, but you’ll want to record overall monthly inflows – take-home pay as well as other income sources – and outflows – amounts spent – at a minimum…


Underfunding retirement adds to workers’ stress

Jun 26, 2015

More than half of lower and middle-income women who juggle work and motherhood say they carry high or overwhelming levels of financial stress, according to data from a provider of workplace financial wellness programs.

That’s significantly higher than stress levels across all demographics and earning levels, as 18 percent of all workers reported high levels of stress, and another 5 percent said they feel overwhelming stress…


Financial Stress Remains, Despite Improving Economy

Jun 26, 2015

While the economy has steadily improved over the past five years employees are still experiencing a great deal of financial stress.

A report on stress by Financial Finesse found that more than half of working moms between the ages of 30 and 55, who make less than $60,000 a year, experience high or overwhelming levels of financial stress…


Financial Stress Hits Moms the Hardest

Jun 26, 2015

As my daughter prepares to start fourth grade next year, my thoughts turn to how close middle school, high school and college really are. In just nine years, my kid will graduate from the 12th grade and be heading off to college in the fall (fingers crossed!). That’s not a lot of time to save up for what are now exorbitant tuitions. I have no idea how we’re going to swing it, and it quickly stresses me out…


5 Common Money Mistakes Many Women Make

Jun 26, 2015

With the possible exception of Warren Buffet, everyone goofs now and then when handling long-term finances. So there’s no need to beat yourself up if you’re not a financial wizard. Still, learning more about managing money can pay off in a big way — especially for women.

Numbers tell the story. On average women earn 77 percent of what men do in similar jobs, yet women live an average of five years longer. The result: a money crunch that can leave women vulnerable. “Income inequality continues to be challenging for many women…


Financial Stress Hitting Moms The Hardest

Jun 26, 2015

A new study reports that working mothers experience much more financial stress than anyone else.  According to Financial Finesse, a financial coaching service, 55% of mothers between the ages of 30 and 55 who make under $60,000 report high or overwhelming financial stress.  Men in the same demographic were more than twice as likely to report that they had no stress at all…


Losing Sleep? Your Wallet Is To Blame.

Jun 25, 2015

The job market is showing signs of improvement, gas prices are down and the market is still in its bull run. Yet despite this relatively rosy environment, Americans are seriously stressed about money. Eighty-four percent feel that they are not in control of their current financial situation. Nearly two-thirds of all adults are losing sleep over some sort of money woe. And  69% of younger adults would give up the internet for one month just to get $1,000...


Financial Stress Hits Lower and Middle Income Mothers the Hardest

Jun 24, 2015

Which employees are the most financially stressed? According to a report released today by workplace financial wellness firm Financial Finesse, 55% of women ages 30 to 55, with minor kids and household incomes less than $60,000 a year, report “high” or overwhelming” levels of financial stress. That’s nearly two and a half times the rate of 23% reported by all employees that completed a financial wellness assessment in 2014, and 40% more than similar-aged male parents in the same income group…


Money Lessons From Former NFL Player Phillip Buchanon

Jun 17, 2015

When it comes to money, NFL players have famously fumbled. Former wide receiver Terrell Owens, who made around $80 million over his pro career, filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino reportedly lost close to $14 million after a bad investment in 2012. And former quarterback Vince Young, who spent six seasons in the NFL, made headlines in 2013 for defaulting on a $1.9 million loan…