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Improving Our Community’s Financial Well-Being

PiggyBank_fbI work in the financial industry. Every day I help people learn how to manage their money. So, you can imagine my disappointment when a new report ranked Georgia the third worst state in the country for financial well-being. And it’s not just low-income workers who are struggling. According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, “of those earning more than $120,000 per year, 43% are still struggling or suffering in financial well-being in 2014.”

Your financial health isn’t just important for you and your family. When you are financially healthy, you are more likely to be physically healthy, productive and contribute to the overall health of our entire community.

That’s why we at Wells Fargo have teamed up with United Way of Greater Atlanta to teach people how to better manage their money and reach their financial goals. We are a partner of the Financial Capability Network to provide one-on-one financial coaching to anyone who needs it.

A young lady who graduated from the program appeared on United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Live United Show and talked about how it changed her life. Take a look:

 

If you would like financial coaching, or are interested in being a coach, email [email protected].


Pam Cross Wells FargoPamela Cross is the vice president, senior community development officer at Wells Fargo where she is accountable for leading, evolving and building the social responsibility efforts for the bank. 

1 Comment

  1. Dianne November 3, 2015 1:54 pm

    best wishes with your endeavors, Pamela. Much needed in all areas of our society.Report

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