It’s that time of year again when we vow to make improvements in ourselves – lose weight, stop smoking, get fit. But what about our finances? If the holiday season left you with some unwanted debt, it’s time to think about getting fit financially.
For many of us, the holiday season brings added financial pressures and demands, which may in turn affect work performance. When employees are stressed financially, both their health and productivity can suffer.
Current research is highlighting the importance of managing financial worry. Continue reading
Good health means more than eating right, being active and seeing your doctor once a year. Taking charge of your finances can be just as important a part of your overall wellness, and can even affect your lifestyle.
Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class that can increase your awareness and help you boost your financial health. Continue reading
How many years have you spent the post-holiday season wishing you hadn’t spent so much on gifts? It was fun while it lasted, but it’s a struggle for many of us to pay off the debt we built up over just a few weeks. Shoppers can avoid holiday debt with the tips below from MHN, Health Net, Inc.’s behavioral health subsidiary. Feel free to share these tips with your employees.
Big cyber-breaches are generally associated with big businesses – Target, Home Depot, and Sony Pictures – to cite just a few headline-grabbers of late. The reality, however, is that small businesses are the most vulnerable to cyberattacks. Continue reading
Taking charge of your finances and boosting your financial health is an important part of overall wellness and well-being. Your finances can affect your lifestyle and can also intertwine with your sense of well-being. So start by making important decisions about your finances and investments today. Continue reading
While the movie “Identity Thief” paints identity theft in a funny light, it’s no laughing matter for employees and employers. With 290,056 complaints, identity theft topped the Federal Trade Commission’s national ranking of consumer complaints in 2013.
Identity theft drains victims, both financially and emotionally.
Are your employees under financial stress? According to a 2013 study on employee financial stress, 83 percent of employees reported feeling the stress of financial burdens. Financial stress doesn’t just affect employees. It also impacts employers. A 2010 Federal Reserve study revealed that employee financial stress costs employers an average of $5,000 per year per employee in lost productivity.
While the proverbial playing field between small businesses and big-box retailers may never be completely level, there are a host of new technology tools that at least help make significant strides in that direction. Here are some tips to make sure your business is in line and getting the most from technology. Continue reading
Earlier this month, we looked at what a living trust is and why you might need one. Now we examine the standard will. Share this information with your employees, and think about including information or a reminder in your next employee benefits session. Continue reading