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Presented by: Robin Huskey, LCSW, CEAP, Manager of Education and Outreach, FSAP. Managing Financial Stress. (404) 727-WELL. Financial Stress. Impact of Financial Stress. Emotions. Physical. Job. Family. Objectives.

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Presented by:

Robin Huskey, LCSW, CEAP, Manager of Education and Outreach, FSAP

Managing Financial Stress

(404) 727-WELL

impact of financial stress
Impact of Financial Stress





  • To learn the FOCUS model: strategies for managing financial stress more effectively
  • To identify resources for support
strategies for managing financial stress
Strategies for Managing Financial Stress

Manage the Stress …

or the stress will

manage you.

strategies for managing financial stress1
Strategies for Managing Financial Stress
  • Face your fears
  • Observe yourself
  • Create opportunities
  • Utilize resources
  • Share your action plan
f ace your fears
Face Your Fears
  • Recognize and normalize your emotions
  • Accept uncertainty and change
  • Monitor the fight-flight response
  • Communicate your concerns
  • Write down your challenges
o bserve yourself
Observe Yourself
  • Challenge your negative thinking
  • Practice positive behaviors
  • Minimize media exposure
  • Keep life in perspective
  • Stay in the moment
c reate opportunities self care
Create Opportunities: Self Care
  • Maintain healthy eating and sleeping habits
  • Exercise regularly
  • Practice relaxation, meditation, prayer, and positive affirmations
  • Enhance your organizational and professional skills
  • Make time to play – play is a state of mind!
c reate opportunities financial care
Create Opportunities: Financial Care
  • Budget, budget, budget
  • Eat out less – pack a lunch; make dinner and take leftovers
  • Offer handmade gifts, personalized coupons, e-cards
  • Plan free or inexpensive family activities and vacations

u tilize resources
Utilize Resources
  • “Sparkfly” Discount Program

  • Fitness facility discounts

  • The WorkLife Resource Center
  • Emory & the Economy FAQ’s
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Utilize Resources
  • Emory Alliance Credit Union –

Member Express Emergency Loan

  • Emory Hardship Fund
  • Zero-Tier or low cost medications

  • Free or subsidized alternative transportation services
u tilize resources2
Utilize Resources
  • FSAP - counseling and coaching
  • Workshops - financial education, stress management
  • Community resources
  • Online budgeting tools –(,
  • Family, friends, colleagues, advisors
s hare your plan
Share Your Plan
  • Put your FOCUS plan in writing and make copies!
  • Communicate your plan to others
  • Ask others to help hold you accountable

Face your fears

Observe yourself

Create opportunities

Utilize resources

Share your action plan

start your focus plan today
Start Your FOCUS Plan Today
  • Focus Plan goals
  • Potential Barriers to success
  • Strategies to overcome barriers
  • One strategy you plan to start today