Better Outcomes Through Financial Literacy and Education

Financial Wellness programs offer employees and constituents assistance with their personal financial lives through a combination of financial literacy education, financial counseling, and financial advising.

Offer a valued benefit with a Financial Wellness Program designed to improve financial stability and reduce financial stress. Research has shown Financial Wellness Programs have a significant positive impact on both people and businesses, which is why 90% of large employers expect to offer a Financial Wellness Benefit within the decade.

Purposeful Finance offers low-cost Financial Wellness seminars for small businesses, non-profits, schools, and religious organizations. Educational programs are presented to provide unbiased information and help improve the financial lives of attendees. No sales pitches are allowed before, during, or after the seminars.

If you would like to bring financial literacy education to your organization, contact us using the button below.

Proven Return on Investment

The direct ROI can be as much as 300% or more according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal agency.

Research shows benefits including:

  • Increasing productivity

  • Strengthening employee engagement

  • Improving retention

  • Boosting company loyalty

  • Savings on healthcare costs

  • Decreasing absenteeism

  • Lowering 401(k) administration expenses

  • Reducing company liability 


Seminars are education-focused and designed to assist attendees with managing money, responsibly using debt, and planning for their future. As a nonprofit, our seminars have no hidden agenda for commissioned product sales.

Seminars are offered by Joshua Escalante Troesh, a fiduciary financial planner and a Tenured Professor of Business.

Sample Topics:

  • Building a Working Budget and Managing Debt

  • Strategically Dealing with Your Student Loans

  • Affording Your Child’s College Education

  • Understanding the Benefits of Your Company’s Benefits

Custom curriculum is created for your organizations’ needs.

Workplace Financial Wellness Programs Reap Major Benefits for Employers & Employees

Offering a workplace Financial Wellness Program at your company can benefit both your employees and your own bottom line. Financial Wellness programs offer employees education, guidance, and advice related to budgeting, debt management, investing, and saving for retirement. For employers, the direct return on investment could be as much as 300% or more according to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal government agency.

Within a decade, 90% of large firms say financial wellness programs will be part of a standard benefits package.
— Merrill Lynch Bank of America

Companies which have offered Financial Wellness programs have seen benefits from increases in employee productivity, engagement, retention, and loyalty. Companies also benefit from reductions in healthcare costs, absenteeism, 401(k) administration expenses, and liability. 

Benefits to Employers

Companies with a Financial Wellness program saw the main benefit of their program as increasing employee retention (56%), improving employee well-being (50%), and enhancing employee productivity (46%); according to a survey of HR professional by the global accounting firm Ernst & Young. The benefit of increased retention and productivity are obvious to employers. But increasing employee financial well being also has benefits to the bottom line beyond simply happier employees.

Improved Perceptions of Compensation & Benefits

A Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) study found employees who are stressed about finances are more than twice as likely to say their compensation is not keeping up with the rising cost of living expenses as those who are not stressed about finances. And financially stressed employees are also 12% more likely to view company benefits as non competitive when compared to other employers. This is especially concerning for companies who question whether the cost of other benefits are worth the investment.

Enhanced Recruiting Efforts

Employers can also see their costs relating to recruiting new employees shrink as well. The same PWC study found employees who are financially stressed are less likely to be proud of their employer and less likely to recommend their employer as a great place to work. The cost of financial stress can have long-ranging implications considering employee referrals is often best source of recruiting the best employees.

Boosted Productivity

30% of employees think about personal finances while on the job, according to an Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) study. And the PWC study found 46% of the distracted employees spend three or more hours per week dealing with personal finance issues while on the job. Solving the financial issues in employees lives’ can improve productivity by nearly 10% assuming a 40-hour work week.

Employees’ engagement in personal business, including personal financial activities while at work . . . were estimated to cost employers an average of $8,875/employee each year.
— Financial Literacy and Workplace Outcomes: Presenteeism and Absenteeism, Aimee D. Prawitz, Ph.D.

About the Presenter


Joshua Escalante Troesh is a financial planner & a Tenured Professor of Business. He holds an MBA, has passed the rigorous CFP exam, and has been quoted in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Street, Investopedia and other media.

Tenured Professor

Joshua wrote the curriculum for and teaches Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship courses at El Camino College in Torrance, CA. He has nearly two decades experience taking Personal Finance and business concepts and making them relatable and understandable to the average person.


Joshua’s experience in financial services dates back to the late ‘90s when he was the Director of Marketing for an independent tech-investment research firm. He was also a Vice President for a federal credit union prior to the 2008 recession.

Currently he is the founder of Purposeful Strategic Partners, a fee-only and fiduciary financial planning firm specializing in working with business owners and young families.

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Educational programs are presented to provide unbiased information and help improve the financial lives of attendees. Presenters are required to be legally held to the fiduciary standards and are not allowed to be licensed to sell commissioned financial products.

No sales pitches are allowed before, during, or after the seminars.

Non Profit

Purposeful Finance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to expanding financial literacy by providing low-cost and free financial planning resources. IRS ID: 82-4392585

Seminar fees are exclusively used to pay for the seminar costs and to support other financial literacy programs.

Financial Wellness Seminars Targeted To Your Goals

Your Financial Wellness program will be customized for the specific needs of your employees, constituents, and organization. After a discussion of your goals and needs, a curriculum will be developed to specifically meet the needs challenging your organization. Below are examples of topics designed to meet specific goals of an organization.

Goal: Increase Benefits Participation Rates

Seminars designed to increase engagement of the employee benefits plan and to help position the company’s benefits package as a desirable component of the total compensation package.

  • Understanding the Benefits of Your Employee Benefits

  • The True Value of Your Company Retirement Plan

  • Lowering Your Taxes with Company Fringe Benefits

Goal: INOCULATE Against Predatory Advisers

These advocacy seminars help attendees understand the financial services industry and protect themselves against questionable or predatory practices.

  • Fiduciary Standard: When advice does & doesn’t have to be in your best interest

  • Commissioned Financial Products & Hidden Conflicts of Interest

  • Annuities: The Good, The Bad, & The Predatory

  • How to Interview and Investigate a Financial Adviser

Goal: Attract young talent

These seminars are designed to offer young talent a differentiated benefit and motivation to stay with the organization by dealing with the issues foremost in their mind.

  • Strategically Dealing with Your Student Loans

  • Affording Your Child’s College Education

  • Planning to Purchase Your First Home

  • Personal Finance Steps for Engaged & Newlyweds

Goal: Support Those Nearing Retirement

Seminars designed to help those nearing retirement comfortably transition into the second half of their life.

  • Planning Retirement* & Understanding Social Security

  • Social Security & Medicare Options & Claiming Strategies

  • Annuities: The Good, The Bad, & The Predatory

  • Retirement Portfolio Modifications and Withdrawal Planning*

Goal: Decrease Financial Stress

Topics designed to help attendees manage their finances, reduce financial stress, and be able to more consistently focus on their job.

  • Building a Budget That Doesn’t Control You

  • Managing Loans and Eliminating Harmful Debt

  • Deciphering & Improving Your Credit Score

  • Investing Fundamentals and Portfolio Management*

  • Tax Planning & Legal Tax Avoidance Strategies

  • Buying Insurance without Overbuying or Overpaying

*For SEC compliance, investment-related seminars are provided through Purposeful Strategic Partners, a Registered Investment Adviser firm.

Custom curriculum can be created to meet the specific needs of your organization, employees, or constituents.

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