Most people perceive employment as no more than a way to make money. It is a lesser known fact that many employers offer their employees lots of ways to save money as well even beyond the typical 401K.
Below is a list of many of the ways companies are aiding their employers in regards to saving money.
1. Tuition Reimbursement: If you’re a student, you should know that many companies will reimburse you up to a set amount for your tuition fees. Often times, your employer will require that your field of study is related to the work that you do within the company in some way, but this is not always the case.
2. Money Management Courses: Companies realize that these are tough times. Hell, the company you work for may be going through a tough time right now. That’s why more and more employers are offering finance and money management courses to their employees free of charge.
3. Local Discounts: The company I currently work for was able to convince all sorts of local businesses to offer various discounts to its employees. These discounts range from car care to cupcakes and new discounts are added all the time.
4. Hazard Funds: Crazy mishaps and natural disasters do happen. Not all employed individuals are financially able to handle these types of events. Many employers acknowledge this and will often provide financial aid to those who have come upon hard times.
The bottom line is this: don’t think that a paycheck is all you deserve from the company you work for. If you are in any type of financial predicament, or if you just want to save a few extra bucks here and there, contact the human resources department of the company you work for and ask about the types of financial compensations, discounts, and courses they offer. You may be surprised what your company offers.
What kind of financial assistance does your employer offer? Let everyone know with a comment!