Yearly Archives: 2016


Having a Hard Time Saving Money? So is Everyone Else

By |October 19th, 2016|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Are you having a hard time saving money? Well, saving money doesn’t come easily for anyone, whether it’s a retirement account or an emergency fund. But it turns out most people are struggling with it as much - or more [...]

How to Help Prevent – and Recover From – Identity Theft

By |October 12th, 2016|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Financial stress in the workplace often comes directly from worries about the unexpected: job loss, surprise expenses or injuries. Identity theft and fraud are becoming an increasingly common source of financial worry for employees. According to a recent survey from [...]

Student Loans Are Coming Due. Are You Ready?

By |October 5th, 2016|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s the start of fall, a few weeks until Halloween, and another significant milestone as well; student loans are coming due for May 2016 graduates. Federal student loans typically have a six-month grace period after graduation to allow borrowers an [...]

How Employee Benefits Changed Over 20 Years

By |September 30th, 2016|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , , , |

A lot of things have changed since 1996. Cell phones are smaller and smarter, the Internet is a whole lot faster and superfoods like kale are now in everything from cookies to chocolate. Welcome to the new age. It turns [...]

Feeling Sick? Financial Stress Isn’t Just About Numbers

By |September 28th, 2016|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , , |

Are you feeling sick? Do you find yourself just sniffling away, coughing and sneezing? Unable to shake what should be a two-day head cold? The problem might not be germs, but what’s in your wallet. There are plenty of money-centric [...]

College Costs Are Outpacing Most People’s Income Growth – by a Lot

By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: For Employees|Tags: , , , , , , |

College costs a lot. In fact, today’s college students are taking on unprecedented amounts of debt to pay for an education - they hope - will lead to better career prospects down the road. Watching Millennials struggle under this load [...]

3 Simple Budget Saves That Will Lower Your Financial Stress

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: For Employees, For Employers|Tags: , , , , , |

Financial stress is overwhelming - and more so when every little thing seems to pile on top of each other. With so many financial issues for you to tackle, sometimes it seems like a miracle is the only possible way [...]

More Employees Are Making Their Best Money Moves

By |September 16th, 2016|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , , |

This week we launched another customer into the Best Money Moves program: the Kenneth Young Center, a nonprofit organization offering community mental health and senior services in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. We’re thrilled to have them on board and excited to [...]

Why 50% of Americans Can’t Understand Their Credit Cards

By |September 14th, 2016|Categories: For Employers|Tags: , , , , , |

Remember life before credit cards? Best Money Moves Founder/CEO Ilyce Glink remembers her grandfather carrying around a wad of fresh $20 bills, peeling them off one by one to pay for dinner. Credit cards changed the way we pay for [...]

What’s the Biggest Source of Financial Stress in Your State?

By |September 9th, 2016|Categories: For Employees|Tags: , , , |

Are you financially stressed? Do you know what’s causing it? A recent study by asked Americans to identify their biggest financial stressor and then broke down the results by state. Check out the map above to see which financial [...]