Can Companies Solve Workers’ Money Problems?

via Wall Street Journal

Companies are expanding their wellness programs to focus on workers’ wallets in addition to their waistlines. Meredith Corp., Staples Inc. and PepsiCo Inc., among others, have begun offering programs aimed at improving employees’ financial security.

Modeled after physical-wellness programs that invite employees to lose weight or undergo health screenings, financial-wellness programs include finance classes, counseling sessions and even videogames designed to help staffers pay down debt, stick to a budget and invest for their retirement.

Bosses say the programs also boost productivity, citing research findings that suggest workers under financial strain can be distracted and absent from work. Employees, though, may wonder why their employers don’t just pay them more…

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