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Are You Ready to Feel More Confident About Your Finances?In October 2017, the City of Roswell surveyed its employees to gauge their interest in learning more about personal finance management and goal-setting.
Of the 243 employees who completed the survey, more than half said that money stresses them out, and 84 percent indicated that they'd be interested in improving their money-management skills.
Our employees' feedback is consistent with feedback received from employees throughout the nation who have been asked the same questions. Nationally, about 83 percent of employees indicate that they are looking for help to improve their finances, but they simply don't know where to go to get it.
A Free Financial Wellness Program for City of Roswell Employees!The City of Roswell has been growing its Wellness Program with a variety of activity and nutrition initiatives over the past two years, but when our employees indicated that money management was leading to a lot of anxiety, the City realized that the program should be expanded to include Financial Wellness.
The City researched a variety of financial wellness programs before deciding to partner with the SmartDollar program. SmartDollar is a workplace financial wellness program that offers a step-by-step approach to handling money with a renowned expert in personal finance, Dave Ramsey. More than 4.5 million people have taken control of their money through Dave Ramsey's program, and it is now available to City of Roswell employees for free!
Create your free SmartDollar account at www.roswellatwork.com/SmartDollarEnroll.
How It WorksSmartDollar is a free benefit for City of Roswell Employees, designed to help you get on track, stay motivated, and reach your financial goals. Participation is voluntary, and the program is confidential and secure.
- Starting on Monday, January 8, 2018, you can create a new account at the secure Roswell SmartDollar website.
- You'll take a quick five-minute survey to find out where you are currently when it comes to your finances, and you'll select which money goals are important to you.
- Once you've created an account, you'll have access to motivating and inspiring videos, audio, and written content.
- You'll also be introduced to the Baby Step Plan, a step-by-step approach to personal finance from best-selling author and financial expert, Dave Ramsey.
- As you watch the lessons and progress through the steps, you'll earn SmartDollar Points, which will put you in drawings for some great prizes.
Online Budgeting Tool Included: In addition to educational material, your SmartDollar account includes premium access to the EveryDollar online budgeting tool (a $99/year value). EveryDollar allows you to link your bank accounts and your budget, helping you plan your spending and reach your financial goals faster. EveryDollar can be used daily, weekly or whenever you choose.
Learn More at Upcoming Launch MeetingsAttend one of these upcoming launch meetings to learn more about the program and to have any questions answered. Attendees will be put into drawings to win Dave Ramsey Financial Wellness books!
- Friday, January 12, 2018
Public Works/Environmental Building on Hembree Road
- Friday, January 12, 2018
City Hall, Room 220
- Wednesday, January 17, 2018
City Hall, Council Chambers
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is SmartDollar confidential?
Yes! Your personal information is used only for your SmartDollar account, and it’s never reported on an individual level.
- Is SmartDollar secure?
Financial data is stored and transferred with a multi-layer security approach that includes firewall barriers, data encryption techniques, authentication procedures, and data transmission encryption, among other hardware, software, and procedural methods. When you register for the service, Ramsey Solutions requires a password from you for your privacy and security. The technology infrastructure resides in world-class, highly secure data centers utilizing state-of-the-art electronic surveillance and multi-factor access control systems. These data centers are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by trained security guards, and access is authorized strictly on a leastprivileged basis.
- How long will it take to use SmartDollar?
SmartDollar is a completely self-paced program. In addition to the main video lessons, there are hundreds of supplemental video and audio clips ranging in length from two minutes to 30 minutes. You can spend as much or as little time as you would like exploring this content.
In addition to educational material, your SmartDollar account includes premium access to EveryDollar, the world’s best online budgeting tool (a $99/year value). EveryDollar allows you to link your bank accounts and your budget, helping you plan your spending and reach your financial goals faster. EveryDollar can be used daily, weekly or whenever you choose.
- Can I sign my spouse or children up for SmartDollar?
No. Each employee may only create one (1) SmartDollar account. However, we want you to go through SmartDollar with your spouse, so sharing your account with your household is encouraged.
- What do I do if I need technical support for SmartDollar?
The SmartDollar technical support group is always available to help you. For technical support, visit www.roswellatwork.com/SmartDollarHelp.
- Can I purchase SmartDollar outside of work?
SmartDollar is 100% free for you to use as part of our wellness benefits package. It is not available for individual purchase. Comparable programs cost more than $100/year if purchased by an individual.