Financial Health

Thriving to Succeed – Microfinance Company Empowers Zimbabwean Women to Achieve Financial Independence

Thrive Microfinance tailors finance products to low income women in Zimbabwe which helps them open and grow businesses, afford safe housing and build their economic independence
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HARARE, Zimbabwe, December 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Thrive, a microfinance business based in Harare, Zimbabwe believes in lending that leads to economic growth for women and girls who would ordinarily fail to access financial services from the mainstream financial sector.  Thrive joins Business Call to Action with a commitment that will provide microenterprise loans and borrowing and business management training for 16,500 economically active low-income women and girls.

PayPal’s Commitment to Improving Financial Health

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PayPal is committed to using its platform to democratize financial services and improve financial health. See how PayPal is expanding its products and services to offer their customers more flexibility in how they manage their financial lives.

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Inaugural U.S. Financial Health Pulse Report Finds Only 28 Percent of People in America are Financially Healthy

Landmark Financial Health Pulse from the Center for Financial Services Innovation delves beyond headline economic data to reveal people in America are struggling in many aspects of their financial lives
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CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), the nation’s authority on consumer financial health, in partnership with the Omidyar Network, MetLife Foundation, and AARP, today unveiled its inaugural U.S. Financial Health Pulse, the first-ever annual benchmarking survey around a composite financial health framework that provides a holistic look at how people in America manage their finances day-to-day, build resilience, and pursue opportunities over time.

INFOGRAPHIC | ScottsMiracle-Gro Continues High Associate Participation in Wellness Program

Majority of full-time associates participate in LiveTotal Health program
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In 2017 ScottsMiracle-Gro once again saw strong participation in its LiveTotal Health wellness program by associates and their families. Our company established this program in 2005 to support our associates’ physical, financial and personal well-being. Throughout the year, associates access a range of benefits including preventive health screening, investment education and healthy living events like step challenges.

Multipliers of Prosperity: Social Platforms, Social Change

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Every month, Donna Bowen of Mattapan, Massachusetts, communicates with around 45 complete strangers. Some are looking for advice on saving or credit-building, while others want to compare notes on issues like housing or education. They come from all places: not just nearby Boston, but Detroit, Albuquerque and Oakland. Each has a personal goal in mind—like purchasing a home, getting out of debt or starting their own business—and whatever the case, wherever they are, Bowen is there to lend an open ear and a voice of experience.

Multipliers of Prosperity: Below the Surface

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Consumer debt has reached record highs amid an economy that, on the surface of things, looks more robust than at any point since the Great Recession. Unemployment is at historic lows, and wages are up, leading to many optimistic interpretations of current debt trends. Yet signs continue to point to the fragility of many families’ finances. Costs of healthcare, housing, and food have all risen faster than increases in income. Debt in collections appears on one-third of all consumer credit reports.

For Low-Income Students, a New Graduation Equation

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Naffie Baldeh was 27 when she decided to go back to school. A single mother in the South Bronx, she’d been in and out of community colleges over the years as her family obligations and financial circumstances allowed.

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