General SPI

Distracted Employees? Financial Wellness Can Help

Date: June 26, 2019, 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Location: Fairmont Dallas, 1717 North Akard Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Low- and moderate-income employees’ financial lives can be complicated and the challenge of making ends meet may distract them at work. Employers can offer evidence-informed workplace financial products and services targeted towards LMI employees to improve stability and increase wealth. This workshop will draw on the workplace financial tools developed by the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis and Prosperity Now, and one employer’s experience in incorporating a payroll loan program. Come learn how to get started and to select the strategies that best meet the needs of LMI employees.


  • Ellen Frank-Miller, PhD, Senior Scientist, Social Policy Institute, Washington University in St. Louis (Moderator)
  • Kristine Thell, Accounting Manager & Payroll Dept. Supervisor, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota