Bank It or Plank It: Financial Bingo

Posted by Marianne Goettig @marianneg316, Oct 4, 2018

FIND YOUR LOST TREASURE: OCTOBER 15 – NOVEMBER 18, 2018

Year after year, financial concerns are one of the leading causes of stress in America. It’s time to break the trend and discover your very own lost treasure.

During this 5-week challenge, you will be the captain of your own ship. Before you raise anchor and set sail, start your adventure by defining an achievable goal. Set your course for success by getting bingo as many times as possible.

Challenge yourself further and swab the deck by getting a blackout bingo card by the end of the adventure! Explore the resources to increase your financial knowledge and discover small ways to reduce spending, save more, pay off debt and sail closer to financial security.

Before you know it, the “lost” treasure will be yours! Register Today! http://newsletter.carehubs.com/h/j/D69C1EE8BC958B6A

Hi @karenf3481,
There are two bingo cards available to use. (See bottom of the email from today or the Employee Well-Being website). One is a printable document for people who prefer a hard copy, and the other can be saved electronically. Some people prefer one method over the other, so both are available. As you complete action items, mark a square off on the bingo card that matches the category. You can choose how you want to get bingo. If you use the electronic card, we included space so you can write what you did as a reminder. If you print a hard copy, you can mark the squares off anyway you see fit. If you'd like the bingo cards posted here, we can do that too.

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@tinabialzik

Hi @karenf3481,
There are two bingo cards available to use. (See bottom of the email from today or the Employee Well-Being website). One is a printable document for people who prefer a hard copy, and the other can be saved electronically. Some people prefer one method over the other, so both are available. As you complete action items, mark a square off on the bingo card that matches the category. You can choose how you want to get bingo. If you use the electronic card, we included space so you can write what you did as a reminder. If you print a hard copy, you can mark the squares off anyway you see fit. If you'd like the bingo cards posted here, we can do that too.

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And then you tell us what to do with them when it is over?

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I am looking forward to this challenge! I love that it is so creative and provides options for resources based on our goal. I need to get more involved in my finances since over the years it has been my "husband's job" (but he is a financial planner)! I look forward to learning more and feeling more empowered for the future. Thanks for all the hard work the Financial Domain team put into this challenge!

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This is a great challenge. I forwarded the info and attachments to my personal email so I was able to read through them last night and make out some lists/goals. Back at work, I went to read the hyperlinks in the Explore Further: Plan PDF. I wasn't able to open the one about credit scores. (Learn what steps to take to improve or maintain your credit score. Read Credit Scores (5 minutes or less).) Anyone else unable to open it?

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Hi @tnauman,
So glad to hear you are enjoying the challenge and are setting yourself up for success! That is great news! In regard to the Credit Score document, we aren't sure what happened with the link that was sent through the email, but we were able to verify that the link in the Explore Further: Plan PDF on the website is working correctly.
Here are 2 links that will get you to the same location. The hyperlink in this document should work correctly. Use the link that works best for you.
1. Explore Further PDF: http://intranet.mayo.edu/charlie/well-being/files/2018/10/Explore-Further-Plan.pdf?1
2. Bank It or Plank It: Financial Bingo website (scroll down to the document located near the center of the page): http://intranet.mayo.edu/charlie/well-being/programming-and-events/bank-it-or-plank-it-financial-bingo/

Wishing you smooth sailing ahead!

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Awesome. Thank you!!!

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Jokes of the Sea
Q: What is a pirate’s favorite kind of cookie?
A: Ship's Ahoy!

Share with us your favorite bring-lunch-from-home hacks and your SMART goal for Bank It or Plank It Financial Bingo.

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My goal is to save a portion of each paycheck towards a $1000 emergency fund.

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@tinabialzik

Jokes of the Sea
Q: What is a pirate’s favorite kind of cookie?
A: Ship's Ahoy!

Share with us your favorite bring-lunch-from-home hacks and your SMART goal for Bank It or Plank It Financial Bingo.

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We bought a new set of containers and started doing meal prep on Sunday for the whole week. It takes us about an 60-90 minutes but it is nice to be up and around getting all of that "work" done ahead of time and makes it really easy to grab and go in the morning.

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@sifuenteslinde,
That is a great idea! With a little planning up front, you save time, money, start the work week more relaxed, and eat healthier too.

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@tinabialzik

Jokes of the Sea
Q: What is a pirate’s favorite kind of cookie?
A: Ship's Ahoy!

Share with us your favorite bring-lunch-from-home hacks and your SMART goal for Bank It or Plank It Financial Bingo.

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My goal is to set aside money from each paycheck along with the sales from resale shop items for a trip to Alaska with my siblings.

I stock my desk with healthy snacks and bring lunch to work every day to save money. I love left-overs for lunch and my husband won't eat them.

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@sifuenteslinde

We bought a new set of containers and started doing meal prep on Sunday for the whole week. It takes us about an 60-90 minutes but it is nice to be up and around getting all of that "work" done ahead of time and makes it really easy to grab and go in the morning.

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Great idea!! I like to meal prep on the weekends as well, so much easier for me than prepping on a weeknight.

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