In this week’s Best Money Moves roundup, we take a look at news stories and new research studies that may impact employee benefits and HR issues. We hope you find this news roundup helpful, and we’d love your feedback.

Our men and women in uniform fight for us overseas, but they too often come home to face another fight: the fight for their own financial security. 

Long stints overseas keep servicemembers from dealing with financial issues like mortgages or loans at home and increase childcare costs by removing one caretaker from the home. The military also require frequent moves as servicemembers are re-assigned to military bases across the country or across the world.

That’s why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) created the Office of Servicemember Affairs: to help members of our military handle the financial stresses they face and to protect them from unscrupulous financial practices designed to prey on their unique financial situation.


Learn how this added financial stress impacts our men and women in uniform.

Employees should have received their W-2s and other tax documents by Tuesday. It’s also National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Here’s what your employees should know to protect themselves.

Do you ask potential employees how much money they earned at their last job? That question is now illegal in the city of Philadelphia, thanks to a new law aimed at ending the gender pay gap. Some say the measure could backfire.

Employees from different generations have different workplace needs. What was appealing to Baby Boomers may not work for Generation X or Millennials. Here’s how you can communicate across generational lines.

Worried about what your business should do if the Affordable Care act is repealed? For now, you’re best off staying the course and continuing to follow the ACA’s rules. Here’s why.

A negative workplace culture can make even the most dedicated employee hand in their two weeks’ notice. These eight mistakes are some of the most common ways companies ruin their office culture. Have you seen these in your office?

Dissatisfied employees can drag down everyone around them and hurt a business’s productivity. A mobile-based employee feedback app can help managers intervene before the situation becomes serious.

Replacing retail employees can cost a business an average of $3,400 per employee. If you have a turnover rate near the national average of 5 percent, those costs can really hurt your bottom line. These six things can help you hold on to those employees.

Can wellness programs actually help significantly lower employee stress? According to one three-year study, the answer is yes. See how much employees were able to reduce their stress.

Small businesses can’t always offer retirement plans as extensive as those offered by big corporations, but that doesn’t mean they’re not good plans. Learn how to get the most out of small business retirement plans.

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