Debt Management Plans

Debt Management Plans

By: Denise Keiser, Counseling Program Manager

Getting out of debt for many people is like losing weight. As easy as it was to rack-up, just like those few extra pounds, it now seems overwhelming to clear up. Most don’t know where to begin. If they do, they may lack the motivation to start. Turning to a…

Your Zip Code Matters

Your Zip Code Matters

Jasper Smith, Community Development Manager

“When it comes to health, your zip code matters more than your genetic code.” Dr. Iton and his team developed an application (only for the State of California) that could give people an indication of how long they would live based on…

Upstreaming Financial Services

Upstreaming Financial Services

By: Cynthia Campbell, MBA, MEd, CUDE, Chief Experience Officer

There is a parable used in the healthcare industry that has changed the way I think about serving people. I would like to share this parable, which I heard told by Dr. Rishi Manchanda, the founder of HealthBegins, in a TedTalk called, “What is an Upstreamist in…

Financial Stress and Health: They Are Related

Financial Stress and Health: They Are Related

Jasper Smith, Community Development Manager

My body was having physical manifestations of my financial stress. Because of my personal experience, I was not at all surprised to learn that 6 in 10 adults mentioned finances as a significant source of personal stress, according to results from an American Psychological Association…

The Halftime Report

The Halftime Report

By: Jasper Smith, Community Development Manager

The first half of 2020 is now in the books. We all know that this has been a year that many would like to forget. But, unfortunately we can’t and we all need (if we haven’t already done so) to do a self-assessment of our overall financial situation. So, what grade would you…

Are Your Members Financially Healthy?

Are Your Members Financially Healthy?

By: Cynthia Campbell, MBA, MEd, CUDE, Chief Experience Officer

When I first heard of the Financial Health model created by the non-profit, Financial Health Network (formerly CFSI), I was thrilled. This framework offers four main pillars of financial health and under each pillar, there are two indicators. It is beautifully simple. They offer…

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