The Slowik family adjusts goals as pandemic slows progress but moves to back-on-track in 2021.
“Paradigm Health is committed to the health and well-being of their staff and that includes our financial health, too.”
Recently, Paradigm Health became an Indy Star Top Workplaces 2021 award recipient. The award recognizes businesses and organizations that thrive through a people-centered culture and offers a chance to celebrate the good happening in Central Indiana. Paradigm’s forward thinking and industry leading philosophy that puts the well-being of their employees first began offering to their team the Smart Dollar program in January of 2020.
The program helps folks assess their financial health and creates a path to goal setting. Most often we think of a state of physical well-being when they talk about their health. As a Central Indiana industry leader in hospice and palliative care, Paradigm Health is as committed to the health and well-being of its staff as well as its patients.
“By investing in our employees and becoming an employer of choice we can become a provider of choice,” says Paradigm Health CEO Jeff Jarecki. “Paradigm’s culture believes that its care and sense of value for its staff directly translates to their above-and-beyond care of patients out in the field.”
Paradigm Health Clinical Liaison and Patient Care Navigator Miranda Slowik has allowed us to follow along in her family’s Smart Dollar journey to financial health and well-being. In this fifth installment, Slowik shares they have reached completion of Goal #3 to pay off their medical bills by March of 2021. This has allowed the Slowik’s to realize increased credit scores which will be helpful as they head into the next few months.
Goal #4 for Slowik and her family will be to begin saving money for the purchase of their home. They’ve set a goal for fall 2022 and are on their way to becoming homeowners in 2022.
“Smart Dollar works amazing if you can remain disciplined and stick to it but during the recent pandemic, we’ve learned that staying flexible is crucial to our success as a family well,” says Slowik.
Admittedly, that will require very strict financial behavior from Slowik and her husband and after a year of global uncertainty, they understand that being nimble and adjusting to a changing financial landscape is crucial to their financial and their physical and mental well-being.
“I’ve never worked at a place that invests in and values their employees as much as Paradigm does,” says Slowik. “I’m grateful to work with such amazing people and I appreciate the access to tools that help me succeed not only professionally but in my personal life too.”
Goal #1: Create a budget and put $1,000 in a savings account (Completed)
Goal #2: Begin paying off debit in order of smallest to larges. (In progress)
Goal #3: Paying off all remaining debt by March 2021. (Completed)
Goal #4: Increase credit scores from debt retirement and begin to save toward our home purchase by fall 2022.
We started following Paradigm Health Clinical Liaison Miranda Slowik and her husband in early 2020 as they embarked on a financial well-being journey with the help of the Smart Dollar program. Paradigm Health CEO Jeff Jarecki is committed to offering support for his valued employees and knows that it goes beyond physical and mental health and wellness and offered the program to his employees as support for their financial health as well.