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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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11 Things You Can Do Now to Avoid Holiday Debt

Couple holiday shopping

Originally Published on Credit.com on Sept. 9, 2017 By Trae Bodge If you were aghast at how much you spent on holiday gifts when the credit card bills arrived last January, now is the time to start thinking about how to avoid a repeat performance. Even though it may feel shockingly early to begin thinking […]

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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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A Hard-Earned 3-Day Weekend: This Labor Day Remember Its Roots

Old Train: The history of Labor Day

For most people in America, Labor Day means barbecuing with friends, camping with family, or having one last visit to the lake. But the fact that you are enjoying a long weekend before summer’s end has significant historical roots. While Labor Day parades may be a thing of the past, take a moment to pay […]

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

Family picnicing

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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Largest black business expo in Wisconsin returns bigger and better

Black Business Expo

Originally Published by WKOW on July 14, 2017 By Brandon Taylor Watch the video MADISON (WKOW) — The largest African American consumer tradeshow in Wisconsin is back for the second summer in a row. The annual Heymiss Progress Expo and Job Fair attracts attendees and vendors from Madison, Milwaukee, and surrounding areas. On Monday, Sabrina Madison […]

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5 Troubling Financial Statistics

5 troubling financial statistics infographic

Overall, the economy in the U.S. has been slowly recovering from the recent recession, but many Americans are still struggling financially. Of course, these 5 troubling financial statistics from different surveys tell only part of the story, but they are concerning nonetheless. 32% of people surveyed said they pay only the minimum amount due each […]

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Apples to Apples: Grocery Store Price Comparison by SafetyNet™

Grocery Store Comparison Infographic - Aldi wins

Recently, the SafetyNet™ team hit the pavement (or, rather, the parking lots) to investigate where and how grocery shoppers in the Midwest can get the best bang for their buck. Armed with a list of common grocery staples and a handful of reusable shopping bags, we threw a cooler in the back of the car […]