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Applying for Unemployment Insurance in Wisconsin? 6 Tips to Get You Started

Well, no one said it would be easy. Losing your job, that is. Turns out applying for Unemployment Insurance (UI) is no walk in the park either. In order to ensure that the right people receive the right support, the U.S. Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program, financed through federal and state payroll taxes, is less like […]

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

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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Making Work a Cornerstone of Your Health: How a Fulfilling Job Helps You—and Your Boss—Succeed

Work Systems Engineer Katherine Sanders, PhD helps companies ensure their systems are sustainably effective. Unlike most industrial engineers, however, Sanders doesn’t analyze the best way to produce things. Instead, as human factors engineer, she looks at the impact making those things has on the mental and physical health of the people involved. With more than […]

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Physical Freedom and Financial Freedom Go Hand in Hand

By Dr. Theresa Larson, DPT, CSCS, SFMA and Anders Varner Financial freedom is the hallmark of retirement. The ability to travel, explore the world, and live the final trimester of life without the financial stress and daily grind of work. You can imagine what it will feel like the day you finally walk away from work as […]

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Financial Coach Peggy Olive Helps Clients with Their Dreams, Goals and Challenges

Financial Capability Specialist Peggy Olive has talked with thousands of people about their money. Whether coaching, counseling or training others to be financial coaches, Olive is driven by the same purpose: to help people align their money with their values. Financial coaches are a relatively new option for people looking to gain a better handle […]

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Largest black business expo in Wisconsin returns bigger and better

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

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 […]

Man harvesting kale: Discount gardening tips from SafetyNet
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Discount Gardening Tips for Your Green Thumb and Your Greenbacks

If you’ve seen more gardens popping up in your neighborhood in the past several years, you’re not alone. In fact, when the National Gardening Association (NGA) surveyed American households in 2009, they learned that food gardening was on a steady rise—to the tune of an almost 20% increase in just 5 years. What’s more, 34% […]

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

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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Apples to Apples: SafetyNet™ Compares 4 Top Grocery Chain Prices

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 […]