02.28.2023 By America Saves

Episode 2 - Financial Wellness in the Workplace with Sid Pailla (Part 1)

The Savings Advocate is a podcast by America Saves, a national nonprofit with the mission of building financial confidence and increasing positive savings behaviors for all Americans, especially the most financially vulnerable. The hosts for this podcast are Amanda Woods, strategic partnership manager at America Saves, and Kia McAllister-Young, director of the organization.

Financial Wellness in the work place is such an important topic at America Saves. Financial stress impacts all areas of our lives. In today's conversation, Amanda Woods will be co-hosting with guest Carolyn Pemberton, Senior Program Manager of America Saves. In this role, Carolyn is responsible for managing all of the America Saves Programs, including Military Saves, while developing new strategic partnerships and alliances.

Amanda and Carolyn will also be speaking with Sid Pailla, CEO of Sunny Day Fund. Sid Pailla is the Founder & CEO of Sunny Day Fund® (SDF), which partners with employers to enable payroll-deducted, employer-rewarded, Emergency Savings Accounts. The work of Sunny Day Fund has been amplified by the Financial Solutions Lab at the Financial Health Network, Global Good

Fund, Techstars, MassChallenge and more. Prior to Sunny Day Fund, Sid was as a Technology Strategy Executive with Accenture, where he worked with C-suite clients on M&A and product innovation, and was recognized as an Innovator of the Year. Before that, Sid advanced research on building inclusive technology driven by behavioral economics principles – and applied that research to water and telecommunication systems in India and South

Africa. As part of this work, Sid founded HiComm, which was the primary case study for Sid’s PhD in Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia, where he also received an MBA, and MS and BS in Systems Engineering.

Sid serves on the Board of WorkLife Partnership, a non-profit dedicated to serving lower-income workers through resource navigation. At home, Sid enjoys “improving” recipes, playing tennis, and adventuring with his wife and dog.

Join Amanda, Carolyn and Sid as they discuss:

  • Pensions

  • Gen Zs

  • Quiet Quitting

  • Great Resignation

  • Value Driven Employment

  • Inflation

  • Paycheck to Paycheck

  • Emergency Savings Account

  • Employee Programs

  • Retirement

Honorable Mentions

Job Doctor Tessa

How And Why Managing Gen Z Employees Can Be Challenging For Companies

TIAA Financial Wellness Survey

Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

The Benefits of Encouraging Your Employees to Use Split Deposit

SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 Title I - Senate Committee on Finance

Secure Act 2.0 Signed and More from 2022: Year in Review

Resource Highlight and Call to Action

Check out the Split to Save Program

Connect with the Sunny Day Funds

Website: https://sunnydayfund.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sunnydayfund/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunnydayfund/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sunnydayfund

Email: Contact@SunnyDayFund.com


This podcast is brought to you by America Saves. America Saves, a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, motivates, encourages, and supports low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. The research-based campaign uses the principles of behavioral economics and social marketing to change behavior. Non‐profit, government, and corporate groups participate in America Saves nationally and through local, regional, and statewide campaigns around the country. America Saves encourages individuals to take the America Saves pledge and organizations to promote savings year-round and during America Saves Week.

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