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The Financial Well-Being Program provides a free resource for employees to increase financial wellness, including budget building, paying down debt, planning for retirement, understanding the tax implications of financial choices, and more. 

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My Secure Advantage (MSA) is a new financial wellness program provided to King County employees. There is no charge to employees for this program. Starting now, every employee has their own personal, confidential, and unbiased Money Coach as one of their employer funded benefits.
MSA is one of the most complete financial wellness programs available anywhere. The purpose of the program is to help employees overcome whatever financial challenges they may be facing and to accomplish any financial goal. Through a trustworthy partnership, members build a strong and secure financial future, increase wealth, and improve net worth.
While these two terms seem very similar, they are actually quite different. A traditional financial advisor’s job is to manage your money for you, make suggestions, and ultimately get paid for doing it. The fees can be based on transactions, commissions, or a number of other factors. A Money Coach, on the other hand, assists and guides with the end goal of teaching you new habits. They are salaried employees, and unlike most financial professionals, they truly have nothing to sell. Their sole focus is helping employees improve their financial lives through one-on-one confidential and unbiased coaching relationships.
Topics can include: paying off debt; building credit; spending habits and budgeting; shopping for mortgages; student loans; preventing or dealing with identity theft; financial changes as a result of divorce; bankruptcy; paying taxes; retirement planning; investing; life/health insurance options; and more….
Of course — and we highly recommend it! Not in the same location? Not a problem. Your Coach can teleconference your spouse/partner into the call.
Consultations with your Money Coach are typically thirty minutes in length. Time between consultations varies by individual. On average you will meet with your Money Coach every seven to fourteen days.
MSA's staff of financial professionals has an average of twenty years of relevant professional experience, and each possess multiple certifications from the financial services industry. Designations and accreditations:

Certified Credit Counselor; CDFA™ (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®) CFEd® (Certified Financial Educator®); CFP® Professional (Certified Financial Planner™ Professional); CMPS® (Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist); CPA (Certified Public Accountant); CRTP (CTEC California Registered Tax Preparer); CSA (Certified Senior Advisor&reg); EA (Enrolled Agent); Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA Certification); FRS&trade (Fraud Resolution Specialist&trade); CCRR® (Certified Credit Report Reviewer) CITRMS® (Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist); Former Bankers
Call 1-888-874-7290
Yes, your information is never sold nor shared with third parties.