Tips for Financial Wellness from WomanUP

October 22, 2020

In Part 3 of WomanUP’s virtual workshop mini-series on Whole-person Wellness, Laura Webb of Webb Investment Services; Avril Pinder, Buncombe County Manager and Jane Hatley of Self-Help shared tips for financial wellness. Financial health and wellness are deeply connected to every aspect of a person’s life – their access to healthy food, health care, housing.  According to a recent study by PwC, money causes the most stress in the lives of almost 60% of employees.   Across all generations, money was the top life stressor, and more than 30% of employees say their health has been impacted by their financial worries.

Explore these resources for improving your financial wellness…

For Getting Your Numbers in Shape/Understanding Your Numbers:

Increase your financial literacy:

For Budgeting:

For Small Businesses Financing: (In addition to regular banks and credit unions):

  • Mountain Community Capital Fund: offers guaranteed loans for local small business owners who may not have collateral or some other risk factor.
  • Local non-profit CDFI’s that do small business lending: Mountain BizWorks (, Self-Help Credit Union (, Carolina Small Business Development Fund (   In addition,

For Building your small business community:

For Investment Advice:

Additional Info & Resources: