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Too many households do not have enough savings to cope with a typical unexpected expense, from a broken water heater to a broken arm. Even a small savings cushion could prevent families from being trapped in a harmful cycle of debt or from depleting their retirement savings to pay for common emergencies.
In response, a growing number of employers and financial services providers are incorporating emergency savings into their employee financial wellness programs. Combining policy and regulatory expertise with consumer insights, AARP’s Catherine Harvey and David John are among the leading experts shaping the field of workplace emergency savings programs.
Facilitating Workplace Emergency Savings Programs Through Payroll Cards
Saving at Work for a Rainy Day Results from a National Survey of Employees
Emergency Savings: What's at Stake for the Retirement Industry?
Employees Want Help from their Employers to Save for a Rainy Day
Building Emergency Savings Through Employer-Sponsored Rainy-Day Savings Accounts
CFPB Takes Action to Help Employers Develop Emergency Savings Programs to Boost Worker Financial Resilience
Financial Health for All Ages
Liquid Savings of Working Households Ages 50-64
Unlocking the Potential of Emergency Savings Accounts
2020 EBRI Weathering the Storm: Steps Employers are Taking to Facilitate Employee Resilience During a Crisis
2019 Employer Financial Well-Being Survey EBRI Webinar
PPI Solutions Forum: Employee Perspectives on Workplace Emergency Savings Solutions
Savings Innovation Forum
How employer-sponsored rainy day savings accounts can help workers prepare for emergencies
The Dynamism of Short-Term Savings
Short-term savings crucial for employee retirement security
UPS to Offer Employees a Way to Save for Emergencies
Emergency Savings Accounts Funded by Payroll Deductions Boost Financial Wellness
People Don't Save Enough for Emergencies, but There Are Ways to Fix That
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