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Employee financial stress and how employers can help

The whimsical picture shown above belies the serious matter of many American workers suffering from financial problems. They are living paycheck-to-paycheck with budgets stretched thin affecting employees at all pay levels. Dr. E. Thomas Garman, Professor Emeritus of West Virginia University, became concerned as far back as 2006 about workers struggling with their finances when … Continue Reading

Hey! What’s My Number? How To Improve The Odds You Will Retire In Comfort (Book Review)

Let’s say, for example, you’re concerned about not having enough money saved for retirement. You’re certainly not alone based on the myriad number of polls, surveys, and studies that have been in the news. So where do you start? You might start at Amazon and search under “Retirement Savings”. At this frozen moment in time … Continue Reading

Survey says: Pounds Over Dollars for 2013 Resolutions

No, this post isn’t about resolutions by hedge funds or currency traders. It’s finance of an individual sort: the results of the annual New Year’s Resolution Survey from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. The survey respondents said they are most likely to keep the following resolutions: Exercising and dieting: (44%) Managing money better … Continue Reading