Start the Conversation: Kids and Money

Your kids are going to observe and adopt much of their parents’ approach toward earning, spending and saving. Below are some age-appropriate ways to talk openly and honestly with your kids about money.

7 Ways to Help Your Employees Grow

Explore a few tools and strategies for showing employees that you are invested in their growth and highlight how this can help your business grow.

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Commute

Getting to and from work doesn’t just eat up your time, it also chips away at your paycheck. The good news is that there’s a wide range of solutions available to those looking to pay less for getting where they need to go. If you’re looking for advice to help cut the cost of your […] Read More

How to Make the Case for Your Next Raise

If you’re overdue for a raise, consider taking your income’s fate in to your own hands and requesting an increase in pay. Learn helpful tips before you start the conversation.

Employers: Give Workers a Financial Cushion Before the Next Recession

Financially anxious workers could mean trouble for a business. Research shows that financial stress actually decreases employee productivity, which, in turn, costs businesses money.

Midyear Check-In: How to Stay on Top of Your Annual Budget

Use the halfway point in the year as an opportunity to do a frank assessment of your spending to date and make realistic plans for the months ahead.

Best Things To Do For Free

The best things in life are free, and this includes a host of activities that you can fit into your workday that won’t stretch your wallet.

SafetyNet Honored as Silver STEVIE® AWARD Winner in 2019 American Business Awards®

fetyNet’s savings tool Cookie Jar was selected out of more than 10,000 applicants to receive the Silver Award in the New Product – Financial Services category

Help Your Employees Weather Financial Shock With a Savings Plan

Employer-sponsored short-term savings plans aren’t yet a standard work benefit in the way that health insurance and 401(k) accounts are. But it may be time for that to change, given today’s combination of historically low unemployment rates and high financial insecurity.

5 Small Changes to Make a Big Difference in Your Financial Well-being

Every day you make decisions that impact your bank account balance. Small purchases throughout the week add up fast, but building a few smart habits can help you grow your savings. In this article, we’ll offer up a few strategies to cut down on everyday costs to help you keep your wallet healthy. 1. Plan […] Read More

Financial Stress and Its Impact on Employee Productivity

The stress you carry from home doesn’t come off with your coat when you settle in for the workday. Not knowing if you can afford to pick up your prescription after work or pay your cell phone bill can be a huge distraction. In this piece, we’ll take a look at how many workers are […] Read More

How to Make the Most of Your Tax Return

Your tax return may be smaller than usual this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stretch it to help you meet your goals. Setting a small amount of money aside can have a huge impact on your financial health in the short or long term. In this post, we’ll outline a few strategies for […] Read More

New Age Employer Perks

When it comes to workplace wellness, benefits and perks from employers can have significant impacts on worker satisfaction. A paycheck may be why employees seek out new jobs in the first place, but a positive work culture, opportunities for growth and recognition, and a feeling their employers are invested in their wellbeing are reasons why […] Read More

Financial Stress Doesn’t Go Away During Business Hours

Imagine you have only a few hundred dollars in your savings account and your furnace breaks over the weekend…and it’s freezing outside. You call your local HVAC company, and they say weekend emergency house calls are an extra $150, which doesn’t even go toward the cost to fix the furnace.

Smart Savings With Your Smart Phone

Thanks to a growing number of digital couponing apps available on smart phones, you no longer have to flip through newspaper inserts just to save a buck or two on toothpaste. With access to apps everywhere we go thanks to smartphones, coupon savings are now just a swipe away. Tip #1: Ditch the Scissors Apps […] Read More

Top Tips to Save Money on Your Car

Have a handle on your budget, be informed about the real cost of owning a vehicle and take advantage of any discounts you can.

The Virtues of a Brown Bag Lunch: Meal Prep and Savings Advice

If you’re looking to save money at work, it’s wise to pack a brown bag lunch rather than head to the closest fast-casual dining spot

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