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Financial Education Benefits Center: The Hopelessness of Student Loan Debt Impacts Mental Health

Financial Education Benefits Center: The Hopelessness of Student Loan Debt Impacts Mental Health

Hopelessness is like free falling into a void. Without hope for a better future, an individual may find themselves self-medicating and/or engaging in self-harming behavior, up to, and including considering suicide. A study in a 2009 Law and Psychology Review…

Fidato Wealth Recognized for Second Year in a Row in Financial Advisor Magazine

Fidato Wealth Recognized for Second Year in a Row in Financial Advisor Magazine

​​​​Fidato Wealth, a Middleburg Heights, Ohio Registered Investment Advisor, has been named to Financial Advisor magazine’s Top RIA Rankings for the second year in a row. The 2018 list was recently published by this respected financial services industry magazine. Founded…

Financial Education Benefits Center: Don't Wait Until the New Year to Restart an Exercise Regime

Financial Education Benefits Center: Don't Wait Until the New Year to Restart an Exercise Regime

Autumn (and winter in particular) are seasons where many people tend to stay indoors and reduce their activity level. While the cold dark days may make it tempting to go into hibernation mode, experts say that these seasons are actually…

Financial Education Benefits Center: When It Comes to Financial Planning, Millennials Are Full of Contradictions

Financial Education Benefits Center: When It Comes to Financial Planning, Millennials Are Full of Contradictions

Generalizations, especially about an entire generation, are undermined by the millions of unique lives of the people that inhabit it. Millennials are no exception. Individuals cannot be defined by broad outlines. Still, there are trends. According to a recently released…

CNote Hits a High Note, Celebrates Multi-Milestone Year

CNote Hits a High Note, Celebrates Multi-Milestone Year

CNote, a women-led financial technology company, announced that over the past year, they'd hit multiple milestones on the road to creating a more inclusive economy in America. The California-based fintech startup, whose overarching mission is to close the wealth gap…

Financial Education Benefits Center Reports Remarkable Link Between Being Single and the Hero's Journey

Financial Education Benefits Center Reports Remarkable Link Between Being Single and the Hero's Journey

“Love is a friendship set to music," wrote Joseph Campbell, famous mythologist and famed expert on the Hero’s Journey. Perhaps his wisdom can be applied to love and romance, especially for those who recently embarked on an epic journey of…

The Days Are Getting Darker, but FEBC's Benefits May Help Members Who Are Feeling SAD

The beginning of autumn and successful transition into winter can be difficult for many reasons: adjusting to the time change, holidays (and the increased family obligations), colder weather, darker days. For some, this time of the year may be harder…

Fitness for Body and Mind? Financial Education Benefits Center Suggests Affordable Yoga Practice

Yoga can be a great fitness experience for those who can afford it. Many may be falling in love with yoga because it provides relaxation and flexibility techniques that help with carpal tunnel, lower back pain, arthritis and headaches while still…

Financial Education Benefits Center: Some Americans Feeling Better About Their Economic Well-Being

More individuals assessed their economic well-being positively than in the prior year, a trend that has continued for the last five years, according to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. This rise in self-reported well-being is consistent with…

Is Climate Change Affecting Mental Health? Financial Education Benefits Center Takes a Look at Solastalgia

“Solastalgia” is a term that may appear more frequently as climate change increasingly impacts communities. Coined by philosopher Glenn Albrecht, the term refers to the distress and anxiety that people feel when witnessing the destruction of their home environment, such…

Are Credit Freezes a Safeguard Against Identity Theft? Not Always, Warns Financial Education Benefits Center

​​​Identity theft is on the rise; in 2017 alone, there were 16.7 million victims, up 12 percent from 2016. Credit freezes, which were made freely available in September this year, stop lenders from being able to access borrowers’ credit reports;…

Improve a Business by Creating 5 Financial Statements and Analyzing Them This Unique Way, Says Financial Education Benefits Center

​​Many businesses begin with a vision, but many cannot build a financial plan to bridge that vision with reality. The problem may be that entrepreneurs do not understand the financial benefit they get out of a financial plan. Instead of…

Financial Education Benefits Center: Commit to Ending the Mental Health Stigma on World Mental Health Day

Actor and comedian Robin Williams famously said, "All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are." According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately one in…

Achieving Passions by Mastering Finances With Resources Offered by Financial Education Benefits Center

Many people would like to be free to do whatever they wish, but finances get in the way. Common advice is to limit spending, but focusing on the opposite may be more helpful. Though it may feel counterintuitive, consumers may…

Provident Loan Society Offers Rewards Program, Cash Referrals for New Customers

Provident Loan Society of New York, the country’s oldest non-profit pawn shop, has launched a new rewards program called Provident Rewards, which gives cash to customers that refer other customers. Here's how it works under the Provident Loan Society Rewards…

Natural Disasters Leave Lasting Psychological Trauma, Notes Financial Education Benefits Center

Wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes can cause crippling devastation to affected areas, and not only in terms of property. Many natural disaster survivors are left with psychological trauma that prevents them from being able to recover and post-traumatic stress disorder, in particular,…

Zoe Financial Raises $2M From JP Morgan & Blackrock Execs to Build Digital Wealth Management Marketplace

 Zoe Financial, a startup which just raised $2M from JP Morgan & Blackrock executives, is looking to transform how Americans approach their personal finances, starting with their relationship with a financial advisor. The round was led by Chris Jones, the former…

NCA Financial Planners Named a Barron's Top 100 Independent Financial Advisor for 11th Consecutive Year

NCA Financial Planners, a financial planning firm that oversees $1.3 billion of client assets, announced today that Kevin Myeroff, president and CEO, has been named to the Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors list for the 11th consecutive year. He…

It's Possible to Fight Chronic Back Pain on a Tight Budget, Says Financial Education Benefit Center

Most Americans experience chronic back pain and many do not seek help for this pain. Even so, chronic back pain is the second most common cause of doctor visits in America. Many people do not pursue recovery due to a…

Financial Education Benefits Center: Patient Advocates Are Increasingly Crucial in an Evolving Healthcare System

As the healthcare system grows increasingly complex and profit-driven, the need for patient advocacy becomes vital. Insurance companies can make it hard for patients to understand which procedures or medications are covered, or even how to go about receiving the…

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