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Mark Greene: Despite low unemployment, Wisconsin workers on a precipice

Wisconsin workers struggling

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

SafetyNet insurance team

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

SafetyNet insurance team

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 […]

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InsurTech startup SafetyNet is using insurance to increase Americans’ financial security

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Originally Published in Silicon Prairie News on July 31, 2017 By Christine McGuigan SafetyNet, a Madison, Wisconsin-based insurance tech startup, is hoping to solve a problem that plagues nearly half of all Americans. “A Fed[eral Reserve] report said that almost half of Americans can’t afford to pay a $400 surprise expense,” said Mark Greene, Director of […]

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SafetyNet Review from Eric, a Real Unemployment Insurance Customer

Video Transcription of SafetyNet Review Eric, a Real SafetyNet™ Customer: I’ve been a truck driver off and on for like 20 years. I love driving trucks, but I’m getting older. Anything can happen, you know, I can get hurt. What if I lose my job? Bills don’t stop coming. People are financially strapped. About half […]

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Managed to Amass an Emergency Expense Fund? Congratulations! Here’s How to Keep It

Piggy bank - How to keep your emergency fund

If you’ve succeeded in setting aside a chunk of change to cover those inevitable-yet-unexpected “expense shocks,” congratulations! You’re doing better than most. According to the Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Household Economics and Decision Making (SHED), barely half of Americans have an extra $400 at their disposal the event of, say, a car repair or […]

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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.

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When there’s too much month at the end of the money

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Originally Published in American Banker By Alan Kline For one blackjack dealer at a Mississippi casino, responsible money management requires some clever strategy. “Janice” earns about $26,000 a year, but her income can fluctuate significantly from one month to the next. She has a checking account, but cut her debit card in half and destroyed […]

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An Insurance Policy That Kicks In After Unemployment

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Originally Published in Forbes How financially prepared would you be if you suddenly lost your job or became disabled? Chances are, not very. As a recent Federal Reserve study noted, 31% of Americans are “struggling to get by” or “just getting by.” The Fed has also found that nearly half of U.S. households would struggle to pay […]

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Is there insurance for that?

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Originally Published in Isthmus on April 13, 2017 By Joe Tarr CUNA Mutual finds a way to insure people against job loss and more After Steve Millen began to hear rumblings last year that the company he worked for might be in trouble, he started searching online for ways to prepare for a job loss. “I’d […]