Article: How Companies Invest in Financial Wellness

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In between panting through pushups at your cubicle, you need not hear the oft-repeated stats about physical wellness in the workplace. What’s more, you may be required to take those bothersome surveys by your insurer, tweaking your weight and blood pressure numbers the way some folks get creative with their taxes.

Or perhaps you’re a convert, believing that the healthier you get, the more productive and happy you become at work and the fewer sick days you take. And employers, who certainly love that return on investment, are increasingly turning their attention to an investment of another kind: financial wellness.

“Over 80 percent of U.S. employers offer some type of wellness program,” says Laura Putnam, author of “Workplace Wellness That Works” and founder and CEO of Motion Infusion in San Francisco. “Financial wellness, which is closely connected to productivity, sleep and stress, is one of the biggest trends that we’re seeing now in workplace wellness.”

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