People at Work
People at Work
Nov 25, 2019
Brian Ford on why financial wellness programs matter
Play • 27 min

In college, Brian Ford told his professors that he wanted to start a financial education company that would teach in a fun and engaging way.

“Great!” they said, “You can definitely do that.”

Then he told them that he didn’t want to charge the people attending, but wanted it to be a for-profit company.

The mood changed. He was told that it was a naive business model and that he needed to go back to the drawing board.

Turns out they were wrong. Brian made his dream come true with Momentum onUp, an industry-leading workplace financial wellness program.

Financial well-being is a real problem that is likely affecting your workplace; 28% of employees are distracted by finances at work and 70% of employees believe their employer has little concern for their financial well-being. 

In this episode, I sit down with Brian and discussed ways companies can improve the financial well-being of their employees and some simple steps that you can take to improve your personal finances.

About our Guest:

Brian is the creator of Momentum onUp, a leading workplace financial wellness program used by over 200 companies, including Home Depot and Hilton. He’s the author of an award-winning children’s book titled Marshmallows and Bikes--Teaching Children (and Adults) Personal Finance. 

You can connect with Brian on LinkedIn at

Resources cited:

The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness

Marshmallows and Bikes

Momentum onUp

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