The Rise of the Machine: The Artificially Intelligent Financial Coach

by Roxanna Coldiron In the very near future, you could be working with a specialized shopping assistant that determines your needs before you’re even aware of them and orders your groceries for the week’s menu and that designer outfit you need for an upcoming dinner event — long before you get the reminder on your smartphone from your mobile calendar. Artificial intelligence, or A.I., technology continues to become smarter and smarter, relying on the algorithms that quantify our lives and predict our behavior. What used to be science fiction is now a very…Continue Reading

Why Financial Wellness Needs to Be Part of Your Wellness Plan

by Roxanna Coldiron In recent years, wellness programs have become an important benefit for employers to offer their employees. Health care costs for employers continue to rise as Americans suffer from both age-related and chronic diseases, and society has also become more health conscious with a push toward healthy eating and exercise. Reducing the cost of health care required a focus on prevention: lowering risk of diseases and health-related issues due to high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. Employers took note and now approximately half of U.S. employers offer wellness programs as…Continue Reading