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Financial Tips for Dealing with COVID-19

By Carl Lander | March 20, 2020

Recently, I met with members of my financial wellness mastermind group, Coach Connections.  We came up with this list of items and ideas to help with the financial implications from COVID-19.  Some of these items may apply to you while others may not.  This is not an all inclusive list, but items and ideas we…

5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Financial Wellness in 2019

By Carl Lander | November 11, 2019

As 2019 is coming to a close, don’t let holiday spending dampen your holiday spirit or put you further in the hole for 2020.  Here are 5 things you can do right now to end 2019 on a positive financial note and create momentum for 2020. Create your monthly budget.  Everyone needs a monthly budget…

Why Financial Wellness is important to both your employees and your organization

By Carl Lander | September 19, 2019

Do you know how employees’ financial stress affects your bottom line?  It’s more than you think. Many employees under financial stress spend time at work dealing with their personal finances and it impacts their productivity.  A whopping 81% of employees say they have financial stress and of those, 46% of employees distracted by their finances spend…

Millennial Employees and Financial Wellness

By Carl Lander | July 8, 2019

Millennials are facing greater financial wellness challenges compared to other generations.  Millennials financial challenges are not only from higher student loan debt, but also from carrying credit card balances and having enough money to pay their monthly expenses.  They are looking to their employers for solutions.  This presents companies with an opportunity to improve the…

Financial Wellness and Summer – Don’t take a vacation from your finances

By Carl Lander | May 13, 2019

A lot of people are starting to think of summer vacations.  After all, it’s the middle of May and vacation season is starting to heat up with college graduations already started, high school graduations coming soon, and the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, is less than two weeks away. Don’t let summer vacations break…

5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

By Carl Lander | March 5, 2019

With spring just around the corner, March 20th, 2019, “spring cleaning” is on many people’s minds.  Spring cleaning can apply to more than just cleaning around your home. It can be applied to your personal finances as well.  Here are 5 tips for spring cleaning your personal finances. Create/review your budget.  If you don’t have…

3 Bite-Size Tips to Stick with New Year’s Financial Resolutions

By Carl Lander | January 15, 2019

3 Bite-Size Tips to Stick with New Year’s Financial Resolutions 1.Create a Spending Plan 2.Stop Using Credit Cards!! 3.Build a Beginner Emergency Fund   Create a Spending Plan When creating a spending plan, the biggest obstacle is making up your mind to making a change and sticking to it.  A lot of people think it…

How Financial Wellness Helps Lower Employee Stress

By Carl Lander | November 2, 2018

According to the American Psychological Association, 87% of employees say money is the most common source of stress. Additionally, research shows that employees are stressed about their personal finances across all income levels and generations. What is the biggest cause of this financial stress? 54% of Millennials, 48% of Gen X, and 38% of Baby…

How to Raise Employees’ Financial Wellness

By Carl Lander | May 9, 2018

Worries about personal finances are on the rise.  A recent bankrate.com survey found only 41% of adults would pay for an unexpected cost from savings, a 4% increase from last year. Additionally, a MetLife study found 69% of employers said financial stress contributes to health costs at their company.  Employees feeling financial stress are more likely to call in…

5 Tips to Spend Less for Vacation

By Carl Lander | May 9, 2018

We all like to go on vacation and there’s nothing wrong with that!  However, a lot of times we over-spend on vacation.  We treat ourselves to things we normally wouldn’t buy because we’re “on vacation.”  With vacation season in full swing, here are 5 Ways to Spend Less for Vacation. Buy your airline tickets in…

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