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United Way of Williamson County and Round Rock Chamber Partner to Provide Financial Education Program

United Way of Williamson County and the Round Rock Chamber are happy to announce a new financial education program available to Round Rock employers.  Earn It, Keep It, Grow It! is aimed at helping employees and their families become more financially stable while strengthening the economic health of the community. This free program is made possible thanks to a generous grant from United Ways of Texas and OpportunityTexas. 

When employees experience financial stress at home it often impacts their attendance, productivity, and morale at work. Stress resulting from financial insecurity due to unreliable transportation, heavy debt, child support, medical bills, student loans, wages garnished by collection agencies, and requests for 401(k) early distributions can negatively impact work performance and an employees’ health. 

This can negatively impact local employers and businesses as well. Lost revenue, absenteeism, decreased productivity, and staff time needed to manage Human Resource issues impact the bottom line. Financial education classes held in the workplace can change the story for individuals struggling with finances, strengthen the community; and United Way of Williamson County can help make that happen. 

Download an information flyer here. 

Description of the Program

This course is composed of four one-hour sessions typically held once a month at a convenient time for the employer and the employees. In addition to teaching basic financial concepts and strategies, participants will receive information on how to leverage employer-provided benefits and community resources.  Upon completion of the course, participants can take advantage of one-on-one financial coaching that can be provided onsite. Four one-hour workshop topics include: 

  • Setting Financial Goals and Planning Your Future

  • Creating a Budget

  • Understanding Credit & Payday Lending

  • Savings Accounts, Employer benefits, Investments

How does it work?

  • United Way of Williamson County provides the presenter and materials for each course.

  • Employees attend a workshop once a month for one hour on site at the workplace. These sessions can be paid or unpaid time. 

  • Workshop times can be flexible based on employee work schedules and needs of the employer. (Early morning or Lunch & Learn sessions are often most successful.)

  • Registration and publicity materials are provided. 

  • One-on-one follow-up coaching sessions can be made available on site if appropriate. 

  • Topics can be repeated as needed.

To learn more about how your company can provide this free program for employees, contact LeAnn Powers, Chief Professional Officer, United Way of Williamson County at leann@unitedway-wc.org or 512-255-6799.