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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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Top 10 Highest Paying Occupations

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Looking for a lucrative career? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top 10 highest paying occupations. The numbers below reflect the median annual pay: Orthodontists | $208,000 Anesthesiologists | $208,000 Obstetricians and gynecologists | $208,000 Maxillofacial and oral surgeons | $208,000 Surgeons | $208,000 Physicians | $206,920 General Internists | $196,380 Psychiatrists | $194,740 Family and general practitioners | $190,490 Chief executives | $181,210

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Top 10 Fastest Growing Careers Infographic

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Looking for a new career? Jobs in these occupations are growing quickly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wind turbine service technicians Occupational therapy assistants Physical therapist assistants Physical therapist aides Home health aides Commercial divers Nurse practitioners Physical therapists Statisticians Ambulance drivers and attendants Check out the fastest growing careers data on the […]

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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 […]

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A Home of Your Own: How to Evaluate Your Financial Readiness and Save for That Big Down Payment

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Originally Published by Credit.com on Sept. 27, 2017 By Trae Bodge Everyone wants a piece of the American dream, and for many people that dream includes owning a home. But owning a home is one of the biggest financial steps you can take in your life, so it’s important to carefully assess your financial situation […]

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New Survey Finds 42% of Wisconsinites Have Just $1,000 or Less in Savings

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Originally Published in Business Wire on Sept. 20, 2017 SafetyNet survey uncovers significant gaps in Wisconsin worker’s financial preparedness MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As Americans struggle to keep up with rising expenses, such as rent, healthcare and monthly costs of living, putting money into a savings account often times falls to the wayside. That is especially true […]