Man suffering from heart attack: Impact of layoffs on your health
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The Impact of Layoffs on Health: Going from Insult to Injury

Heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, arthritis. These are just a few of the chronic or fatal illnesses people are more likely to experience in the months or even years after being laid off. While it doesn’t take a scientist to know that finding oneself out of a job is a terrible feeling—even traumatic—new research quantifies that […]


Toys ‘R’ Us Closing all U.S. Locations

Originally published in BizTimes | Milwaukee Business News on Jan. 24, 2018 By Corrinne Hess Retail chain operator Toys “R” Us Inc. filed a motion seeking bankruptcy court approval to begin the process of winding down its business and liquidating its inventory at 735 U.S. stores Thursday, one day after announcing its plans to shutter […]

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The 6 P’s to Making a Good First Impression at Work

Last year, SafetyNet™ looked at the ways employees can help new bosses move into their leadership roles with the least amount of disruption to the themselves and the team. It’s one thing to help another colleague fit in. It’s another when you’re the one learning the ropes. While the dynamics that accompany new employees aren’t […]

Financial New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make for 2018

Originally published Jan. 17, 2018 on By Trae Bodge Every year, we make New Year’s’ resolutions with the best of intentions. But, according to a 2017 poll by Statistic Brain, only 9.2% of us feel like we are successful in keeping them. We explore the most popular resolutions and provide expert advice for how to […]

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Making Kids’ Allowance Count: The Key to Teaching Financial Literacy

Not surprisingly, opinions about how, why and when to give kids an allowance vary widely. Many articles, particularly those on sites devoted to personal finance, tout the benefits to helping kids gain an early grasp of financial literacy. When done right, they argue, teaching kids to manage their own money, to earn, spend and save […]

Woman puts coin in piggy bank: How to Change Bad Financial Habits
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From Small Change to Big Bucks: Resolve to Fix Your Bad Financial Habits

There are lots of ways to save money. Most, if not all of them, require some degree of steadfastness and discipline. You can resolve, for example, to hold off buying yourself any new clothing or housewares for a set period of time. You could pledge to never buying coffee or water out or tossing all […]

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27 Awesome Ways to Spend $5

At SafetyNet™, we’re big on saving money. Saving brings security, happiness and peace of mind. But spending money is a part of life and also something that brings joy. The key with spending wisely is focusing on the true value of your purchases and using your dollars in a way that will maximize your happiness—not […]


Start Off 2018 With No Debt

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. […]

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Applying for a Job When You’re Over 50: Tips to Challenge the Myths About Older Workers

Whether you’re out of a job, entering the job market or just looking to change careers, common sense suggests that job seekers in their 50s and older may have a harder time getting hired. First, employers may assume that younger applicants with fewer financial obligations may be more likely to accept lesser salaries. Second, the […]

CUNA Mutual Targets Landlords With Launch of Renter SafetyNet

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 […]