Don't be so quick to gloss over those employee benefit missives from HR. They might offer valuable help for getting your financial house in order.
More employers are looking beyond retirement resources to help employees with other financial issues, from budgeting and debt management to investing, health care and saving to buy a home.
More than half of employers — 55 percent — already offer a program to aid employees in at least one of those areas, according to a new report from benefits consulting firm Aon Hewitt. By the end of the year, they estimate, 77 percent of large- and mid-size companies will offer at least one such financial wellness program, and 52 percent will offer them in three or more categories. (See chart below for a breakdown.)