Problems Cause Stress, and Stress Causes Problems

The American Psychological Association (APA) does some sort of study on stress every year.  For almost a decade, one particular stressor stood at the top of the list (and still does).  Finances.  Overcoming stress in general is vital because stress not only comes from problems; it causes problems. We get stressed by external things and […] Read More

Member Success Story: Lowering Expenses and Stress

For years, it’s been proven that financial problems play a key role in stress levels.1  Colleen certainly knew it was true, as she carried $72k in debt and went $2,100 over her budget every single month.  Needing serious relief, Colleen started working with the MSA Financial Wellness program, and the results were phenomenal. When Colleen […] Read More

Member Success Story: Empowered by the MSA Financial Wellness Program

Mari came to MSA through her employer financial wellness benefit because she was “feeling quite desperate” with over $15k in debt and no savings.  Our financial wellness survey confirmed that she was dealing with major distress: her score was 2.5 out of 10.  Once she began working with a Money Coach, Mari started to “see […] Read More