Work-Life on the Web

Today, we are all challenged with finding ways to manage our personal and work lives. Boundaries are often blurred and we face decisions about where, when and how to accomplish our To Do list.

The Emory WorkLife Resource Center provides faculty, staff and graduate students with programs and resources to help manage this often overwhelming challenge. Below are some resources we found on the web that may be useful to you:

 

Financial Resources for Emory University Employees

Finance Matters Education Workshops

Finance Matters is a financial education program designed to inform and educate faculty and staff about important financial topics that individuals face throughout their lifetime. Program topics include preparing for taxes, how to save and budget, managing life insurance, best mortgage options, and many more.

Faculty Staff Assistance Program

FSAP provides professional counseling designed to enhance the health, performance and well-being of individuals and organizational units. These services can help employees find needed resources within Emory and the community to assist with addressing the root of their financial hardships.

e4Health

e4Health, provides complimentary and nationwide information and referral to all Emory faculty and staff. Contact can be made telephonically or electronically. Employees can speak with a e4Health specialist, who can assist them in locating resources to help with the management of legal and financial concerns. Referrals to financial planners and attorneys can be made through e4Health for a free 30 minute consultation to answer basic questions and provide guidance about next steps.

WorkLife Library

The WorkLife Library is a password protected online resource that offers university employees a way to better manage their work-life demands. Emory employees have access to additional resources and tools, beyond existing programming currently offered through the Emory WorkLife Resource Center. Thousands of articles, webinars, and moderated discussion groups on hundreds of topics can be found to help employees address their diverse work-life needs. Resources to assist with legal and financial planning can be found on the website including tools to help with budgeting, credit, savings, investing and much more.

Emory Alliance Credit Union

Emory Alliance Credit Union is a full service financial institution and offers a wide variety of competitive products and services to members. Emory Alliance Credit Union also offers the Member Express Loan for your emergencies. The Member Express Line of Credit provides Emory employees with immediate cash for emergencies, short-term needs, and to replace payroll advances. Minimal credit requirements. Line of credit available up to $500 with a fixed, annual percentage rate. Loans are paid back to the credit union through payroll deduction.

Emory University Hardship Fund

The Emory University Hardship Fund is designed to assist faculty and staff members who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship due to a catastrophic event. The Fund is funded by voluntary charitable donations provided by Emory University's faculty and staff. Charitable donations can be made by other organizations as well who wish to assist Emory community members facing unexpected financial challenges. To be eligible to receive assistance from the Fund, an individual must be experiencing a hardship that, for reasons beyond their control, is causing him/her to experience significant difficulty in meeting basic living necessities.

 

Financial Resources on The Web

AnnualCreditReport.com provides consumers with the means to obtain a free credit report from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies in accordance with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act. Georgia currently allows two free credit reports per year from each credit reporting company.

Consumer Credit Counseling

Consumer Credit Counseling is a nonprofit community service agency that provides help to individuals and families in the community so they can regain control of their financial lives through credit counseling and financial education programs.

Atlanta Community Food Bank

The Atlanta Community Food Bank currently partners with over 600 nonprofit organizations in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties to provide groceries and meals for hundreds of thousands of people who are struggling to put food on the table. ACFB partner agencies include food pantries, community kitchens, shelters, after school programs and more. Their clients include families and individuals who do not have enough financial resources to access enough food for a healthy life.

United Way

United Way, Street to Home program provides housing and supportive services for chronically homeless people. The program targets homeless individuals under bridges and on the streets, offering housing and appropriate assistance and services.

Fiscal Fitness Center

The Fiscal Fitness Center website provides resources from a variety of sources to help strengthen your financial muscles and improve your financial circumstances. This website houses videos, articles, and tools to assist with almost every life changing event an individual can face. Topics include but are not limited to investing, budgeting, tax planning, college planning, and much more.

American Red Cross

The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet.

Sparkfly

Sparkfly has partnered with Emory to offer a unique employee discount program. This wonderful benefit can simplify your life and will save you and your family time and money on things like travel, restaurants, electronics, movie and event tickets, shopping, and more!

 

Emory Off-Campus Housing

Emory offers an off-campus housing service that allows Emory students, faculty, and staff to search of available housing and/or roommates online. All you have to do is set up an account and start your search. This online resource allows you to save and compare your favorite listings.