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TrustPlus™ now available through Drivers Benefits

TrustPlus now available at Driver's Benefit

30,000 New York State Drivers Now Have Access to Experts to Help Them Navigate Financial Challenges from the Coronavirus Pandemic

30,000 black car drivers now have access to TrustPlus​ financial coaching through ​Drivers Benefits​, a benefits program for drivers of services such as Uber, Lyft, Via, and Vital in New York State.

Already struggling pre-pandemic because of volatile incomes, inconsistent work hours, and limited benefits, drivers and other gig workers have been among the hardest hit by the economic fallout of the pandemic, with many left struggling to survive.

Gig workers such as Uber and Lyft drivers reported a 68% decline in earnings, with nearly 3 out of 5 […]

TrustPlus™ now available through Drivers Benefits2020-10-28T19:14:35-04:00

Tips for Employees Navigating The Student Loan Moratorium

Student Loan Moratorium

This is the first in a series of posts focused on new insights from our personal financial coaches about the financial realities of COVID-19, which can help workers navigate these turbulent times. This blog series is made possible through funding by the Target Foundation.

By Christina Richiez, TrustPlus Financial Coach

For the 45 million people in the U.S. with student debt, many of whom were already struggling to manage their loans pre-COVID, the federal student loan moratorium has caused a lot of confusion, chaos, and stress. Since March, I’ve been fielding questions from my financial coaching clients: what are the details, what does it mean for me, do all of my student loans fall under it, what’s the timeline?

Often […]

Tips for Employees Navigating The Student Loan Moratorium2020-10-28T19:13:51-04:00

The Role of Human Touch in Emergency Cash Relief

Financial coaching can support cash relief efforts by:

  • Addressing the digital and banking divide by helping recipients navigate the cash relief process and overcome barriers to a technology-based cash relief application;
  • Leveraging one-time cash disbursements into ongoing support with creating a holistic plan to achieve financial security; and
  • Informing product design by surfacing issues that vulnerable populations face when trying to access financial services and generate solutions that make those products more inclusive and effective.

TrustPlus financial coaches

Mission + Technology: The Power of Nonprofit Fintechs

mission and technology, emergency cash relief

In March 2020, as the U.S. realized […]

The Role of Human Touch in Emergency Cash Relief2020-10-30T19:07:59-04:00

#TrustPlusatWork: Emma’s Torch

Emma’s Torch founder, Kerry Brodie

Founder Kerry Brodie discusses COVID-19’s impact on the culinary scene in Brooklyn, welcoming refugees, and personal finance coaching for her culinary students.

The restaurant and social enterprise Emma’s Torch in Carroll Gardens empowers refugees through culinary education and job training. Closed since March, students start back today.

Kerry Brodie, founder, executive director, Emma’s Torch spoke with TrustPlus for #TrustPlusatWork, a series exploring the benefits of personal finance coaching from TrustPlus for employers, HR professionals, and employees alike.

TrustPlus: Who is Emma’s Torch, and what do you do?

Kerry: Emma’s Torch provides culinary training and job placement services to refugees, asylees, and survivors of human trafficking. We’re a social enterprise so we do this through operating […]

#TrustPlusatWork: Emma’s Torch2020-10-28T19:10:28-04:00

Lessons from a Financial Coach: Prioritize Expenses, Identify Resources, and Make a Plan

lessons from a financial coach

A Short-Term Guide to Navigating A Financial Crisis

By Chris Capellan, TrustPlus Financial Coach

If you’re like many of TrustPlus’ clients, the last few months likely have been a trying time, and you’ve been doing the best to get by. Perhaps you or someone in your family may have lost a job, access to reliable childcare, or God-forbid, a loved one. Expenses may have gone up, like groceries and electricity, because your kids are home all day and doing remote schooling. You may be stressed about money, feeling overwhelmed, and unsure how to start planning for a future that is so full of uncertainty and unanswered questions.

You are not alone.

Based on our conversations with hundreds of clients […]

Lessons from a Financial Coach: Prioritize Expenses, Identify Resources, and Make a Plan2020-10-28T19:11:51-04:00

A.M. Money, Neighborhood Trust Launch Pilot to Set Recent College Grads on Path to Financial Security

financial security for college graduates

Pilot program to enable college grads to receive TrustPlus™ financial coaching, build foundation for financial health as they enter a challenging job market

TrustPlus is the first in a suite of tools and products that A.M. Money will offer over the next year

CHICAGO, IL — July 28, 2020 — A.M. Money, a Chicago-based student loan company that provides low-interest, no-cosigner loans to low- and middle-income college students, is partnering with the nonprofit Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, a national leader in the field of worker financial health, to provide TrustPlus, a financial coaching benefit delivered via employers and fintechs, to recent college […]

A.M. Money, Neighborhood Trust Launch Pilot to Set Recent College Grads on Path to Financial Security2020-07-29T15:19:05-04:00
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