Why is it that more than 90 percent of employers are looking to add to their financial wellness programs? Because what they have doesn’t solve the underlying issue of financial stress: More than 80 percent of employees are financially stressed and more than 20 percent are suffering from health issues because of it.
We believe that when you’re stressed about money, it’s hard to focus on anything else – including your job! That’s why we decided to find a way to measure financial stress, drill down to the root cause and solve it with easy-to-understand and use information, tools and advice.
That’s what Best Money Moves does. It’s a new mobile-first service designed to help people measure their financial stress level and then dial it down in order to get control of their financial lives. The service is sold to employers who then offer it to their employees as a free employee benefit, because having less financially stressed employees leads to all sorts of good outcomes for employers: Like higher rates of retention and engagement and lower levels of absenteeism and turnover.
Our goal is to help people make smarter moves with their money by providing award-winning information, easy-to-use tools and a unique content-mapping system that solves real financial problems. We show your employees how to pay down their debt in the fastest way possible, but we don’t sell them anything. There are no ads.
We also don’t provide investment advice other than to recommend a diversified portfolio of inexpensive index funds. People with enough money to invest in the stock market should get professional advice from a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), or go to the many resources we’re sure your company offers regarding its 401k offerings.
Best Money Moves is designed to help people budget the cash they do have so that they can pay down their debt, reset their financial lives, develop short and long-term goals and save money. We think this will lead to a happier, healthier, more engaged and productive workforce.
Best Money Moves Senior Leadership
Ilyce R. Glink, Founder/CEO
Ilyce Glink is digital strategist, media innovator, publisher, award-winning syndicated columnist and blogger, television reporter, radio talk show host, and bestselling book author, whose work has been featured in hundreds of newspapers and magazines nationally.
Her column reaches more than 7 million readers each week, and she is a top blogger for CBSNews/Moneywatch. She was a television reporter/producer for WGN-TV for eight years, and a radio talk show host for nearly 20 years for WSB-AM, flagship of the Cox Media Group, where she answered listeners personal finance questions every Sunday morning and when filling in for the Clark Howard Show. She has written 13 books, and has nearly 1 million books in print, including the bestselling 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask. Her YouTube Channel, Expert Real Estate Tips, has nearly 7 million video views. She is a sought-after speaker on issues related to money, media, digital strategy, marketing, and entrepreneurship, and has been featured on hundreds of radio and television stations, including NPR, Oprah, the Today Show, CBS This Morning, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and PBS.
She has received dozens of awards in her media career, including the President’s Award and several Best in Business writing awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW); best column, report, and television piece from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE); a service award from the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), two Peter Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club (Society of Professional Journalists), and was nominated for a regional Emmy(R) award for a two-part series on mortgage fraud.
In addition to her work as a financial journalist, she is a serial entrepreneur and media innovator best known for creating unique and relevant turnkey communication and marketing strategies that are anchored by scripted audio and visual content. She is the Founder/CEO of Think Glink Media, a digital content agency that develops and implements social media and cutting-edge communication strategies that maximize conversion, retention and engagement rates. Her clients include everything from Fortune 500 companies to start-up technology firms.
Angus Carroll, President
Angus Carroll is a former executive at several Fortune 500 companies and small technology companies and the current COO of Think Glink Media. Prior to that, Carroll was VP of Editorial and Production at Cengage Learning, one of the largest educational publishers in the U.S., where he headed online content and digital product development. He has also held senior leadership positions at SirsiDynix, MindLeaders, Ceridian, and Dun & Bradstreet. In his spare time, he has edited and published several books and curated Darwin & Dinosaurs, a museum exhibit that explores the life and work of Charles Darwin, currently at the Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville, Florida.