SECURE – FinFit

SECURE 2.0: What to Expect in 2024

benefits of the SECURE 2.0 Act

Regardless of the uncertainties of the economy, the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 offers new avenues for financial stability and security. This landmark legislation, an extension of the SECURE Act of 2019, introduces over a hundred provisions designed to bolster American workers’ economic well-being. In a climate where an alarming 60% of the workforce…

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FinFit: The Evolution of Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits

In recent years, the landscape of employer-sponsored health benefits has undergone significant transformation. With rising healthcare costs and the increasing complexity of health insurance, employers are seeking innovative solutions to provide comprehensive benefits to their employees. A recent study revealed that the average deductible for Americans has skyrocketed, creating a mismatch between the risk…

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A Data Approach to Understanding Mental Health and Financial Precarity

The intersection of mental health and financial precarity is a topic that has recently gained significant attention. As society grapples with the challenges of a rapidly changing economic landscape, the impact on individual mental well-being is undeniable. Studies show that approximately 46% of individuals with debt also have a mental health diagnosis, highlighting the…

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Student Loan Debt: Restarting Payments Post-Pandemic & the 529 Solution

When the Supreme Court struck down the Biden administration’s Student Loan Debt forgiveness plan, it not only eliminated a potential $400 billion in student debt relief, it reset the clock for payments to resume in October 2023. Less than a year prior, the Biden plan announcement gave millions of Americans struggling with student loan…

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New Approach to Debt Management and Preventing Bankruptcy

As financial challenges persist, more individuals seek assistance in managing debt and achieving financial stability. Over 50% of Americans are concerned with their ability to pay off their credit card debt this year, emphasizing the urgency of discussing financial wellness solutions. How can you take control of your financial future and tackle credit card…

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Building Workplace Communities Around Wellness

In the modern business world, the importance of wellness and the focus on building  strong workplace communities is gaining momentum. This comes as no surprise considering the shift towards remote work and flexible schedules, which while advantageous, can potentially threaten the social fabric of organizations. In fact, the US Surgeon General recently reported that over…

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Employee Ownership for Financial Health

Stocks are one of the most commonly used investment options, with 58 percent of Americans reporting they owned some form of stocks in 2022, according to Gallup. But what about owning stock in the company you work for, or employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)? There are just under 14 million participants in the U.S., which…

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Applied Digital is Scaling Up Infrastructure to Handle Growing GPU Deployment Needs
May 20, 2024

During a transformative period, Applied Digital experienced a significant increase in demand for large-scale GPU deployment. This demand required a focus on power density, as the networking within data centers, particularly for InfiniBand, necessitated that servers be located close together. Each server consumed 10.2 kilowatts of power, and the optimal performance was achieved when…

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Applied Digital is Revolutionizing High Performance Computing by Locating Facilities at Unique Power Sources
May 20, 2024

Applied Digital optimizes high-performance computing by leveraging unique power sources, and locating facilities at the source of power rather than in traditional cloud regions. This approach is particularly suited for AI workloads, which do not require ultra-low latency like video streaming. By targeting areas with abundant but underutilized power, known as “stranded power,” the…

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Experts Talk K-12 EdTech Leadership Priorities
K-12 EdTech Leadership Needs a Bigger Seat at the Table to Overcome Cybersecurity, Staffing, Professional Development Challenges
May 20, 2024

As we navigate the evolving landscape of K-12 education, the role of technology, as well as K-12 edtech leadership has never been more pivotal. Especially in the era of K-12 education post-pandemic, how has this influx of technology solutions for everything from curriculum management, to hybrid learning, to quiz gamification, to AI-supported learning, impacted…

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Energy Reporting for Utilities & Businesses Isn’t Just for Transparency. It’s for Energy & Cost Savings, Too.
May 20, 2024

As cities and states increasingly implement energy benchmarking, disclosure, and transparency mandates, utilities and businesses find themselves navigating a complex landscape of compliance and opportunity. The rise of building performance standards, such as New York’s Local Law 97, Boston’s Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), and Denver’s Energize Denver, underscores the urgency for detailed…

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Determinants for Health and Purpose
June 1, 2023

As our understanding of human behavior and motivation deepens, businesses are starting to realize the importance of providing holistic support to their employees. Mental health is becoming a major point of conversation in our society with a number of events and individuals bringing it to the forefront. The recent pandemic and subsequent inflation, the focus…

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Unpacking Wellbeing in the Workplace
May 22, 2023

Wellbeing is a vague term that is thrown out often, but why is it important? The CDC states that greater wellbeing levels are associated with “decreased risk of disease, illness, and injury; better immune functioning; speedier recovery; and increased longevity” and that greater wellbeing levels are associated with improved work productivity. So, given the inherent…

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Employee Financial Wellness: Getting C-Suite Buy In and Measuring for Success
May 3, 2023

In this bonus episode of SECURE by FinFit, Charles Lattimer, Chief Innovation Officer, FinFit, and Tim O’Neil, Sr. Workforce Solutions Specialist, TrueNorth Companies, talk about the importance of financial wellness in the workplace and how HR executives can establish a data-driven strategy for success. Due to factors such as inflation and a tight labor market,…

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Women and Financial Stability
April 12, 2023

Only 57% of adults in the U.S. are financially literate, according to S&P’s Global FinLit Survey in 2016. Efforts in multiple states in the U.S. are aiming to improve that, with financial literacy courses becoming a required part of the high school curriculum. But despite these efforts, financial literacy and financial stability, particularly for minority…

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Building a Financially Resilient Workforce
March 13, 2023

Financial education is an ongoing life lesson that people continually have to learn in order to stay abreast of new ways to achieve financial well-being. Financial literacy is important, as it can not only be the saving grace in helping someone save money, but it can also be a factor in employee productivity. It is…

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