Rice University is pleased to announce a new addition to our employee benefits program. HelloWallet, an online personal financial service that helps you manage your expenses and find more money to save, is available to all benefits eligible faculty and staff beginning October 2, 2012.
With this free membership to HelloWallet, you can find surprising, simple, and practical ways to make smarter decisions about your finances. HelloWallet will help you:
- Manage your expenses – track all of your household’s expenses in one place, automatically
- Find more money to save – identify simple ways to reduce unnecessary fees, find discounts and budget for the unexpected
- Receive personalized guidance on how to grow your savings over time
This is the first time a free subscription to HelloWallet has been made available to employees in higher education. Your subscription, which retails for $8.95 per month, is paid for by Rice University and TIAA.
When using HelloWallet, your personal information is kept private and secure. HelloWallet uses bank-level information security protection and you cannot transfer money via HelloWallet. HelloWallet’s recommendations are independent and objective. They also do not advertise on their site, receive product commissions of any kind, or sell user data. This means your information is safe and will never be shared with third-parties, including TIAA and Rice.
The service is designed to help you make smarter financial decisions and find more money to save. In fact, after a few months of use, the average HelloWallet member boosted their savings by approximately $300 per month by reducing debt and finding more money in their budgets to meet financial goals. In these tough economic times, that’s a benefit we can all appreciate.
I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to improve your financial well-being. To sign up, please go to www.hellowallet.com/RiceU or to the HelloWallet smartphone app (search “HelloWallet” in your mobile store and use the promo code “riceuhello”).
In the meantime, we encourage you to sign up for the service and give it a try!