Coping With Financial Stress in Your Life

Financial stress is a widespread experience. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), 72 percent of Americans are stressed about money at least occasionally and 22 percent feel extremely stressed about their finances. This is pretty significant because financial stress is linked to health problems like depression and sleep problems. With the rising cost of living, many Americans are feeling[…]

Beyond the Piggy Bank: Four Lessons to Help Teach Kids about Money

Ask your five-year old where money comes from, and the answer you’ll probably get is “From a machine!” Even though children don’t always understand where money really comes from, they realize at a young age that they can use it to buy the things they want. So as soon as your child becomes interested in[…]

Dealing With the Stress of a Financial Crisis

While money is a relatively common cause of stress and marital tension, the serious global economic downturn we’re currently seeing has many people concerned about losing their home or their savings—or both. If you’re finding yourself stressed about money, the following steps can lead you to a greater sense of peace, and a brighter financial[…]

Government Shutdown

EAP Resources for You As the shutdown of the federal government continues, the warning signs of its impact on federal employees are becoming even clearer. The reports of families struggling to make ends meet without necessary paychecks and the growing number of individuals reaching out through crowdsourcing platforms to acquire the funds to cover their[…]

Top Ten Ways Identity Thieves Get Your Information

Alliance Work Partners (AWP) recognizes that identity theft is on the rise and chances are you or someone you know has been a victim.  Your EAP provides multiple resources to avoid and address Identity Theft.   Identity Theft Can Cost You Thousands   When someone fraudulently used your personal identifying information to their own purposes, that is[…]