How SafetyNet Insurance Works: A new kind of unemployment insurance
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How SafetyNet™ Works: A New Kind of Income-Loss Insurance

“Peace of Mind, Plain and Simple” According to a Federal Reserve report released last May, 46% of American’s surveyed said they did not have enough savings on hand to pay an unexpected $400 expense. Should they find themselves out of a job, a recent Bankrate Money Pulse survey suggested more than a third of those […]

Stressed Woman: 9 Ways to Make Ends Meet Between Jobs
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9 Ways to Make Ends Meet When You’re Between Jobs

So you’re between jobs. Limbo, crisis, transition. No matter what you call it, it’s an unsettling time—and for good reason. When you don’t know when you’ll have a regular income again, expenses that once seemed unremarkable—say, those monthly school loan payments or even coffee with a friend—can suddenly feel daunting. The good news is that […]


Madison firm insures against personal cash-flow cliff

Originally published in InBusiness BY JOE VANDEN PLAS America is a rich country. It’s also a savings-challenged country, as 26% of Americans have no emergency savings and 47% were unable to cover an unexpected $400 expense in 2015, according to a Federal Reserve study. That’s not all — 67% of Americans do not have enough savings to […]

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How Much Emergency Savings Do You Need? Quick: Name Your Top 5 Monthly Expenses

Think of the last time you got that unexpected bill: the $500 car repair, a heart-skipping co-pay, a downed tree from a storm. How did you manage? If you’re like 63% of Americans, you didn’t have the money in savings for this unexpected expense. It’s likely your credit card took (and might still be taking) […]