Just name one benchmark: Household income? Financial assets? Home ownership? Children sent off to college? Asian-Americans surpass (sometimes by a wide margin) statistics for the general U.S. population. More >>
It’s never too late to get smarter! If you feel like you’ve fallen behind financially, your 40s might be the ideal time to catch up. Consider these moves. More >>
The 2016 Summer Olympics are officially over. But for two weeks, billions of eyes from around the world watched athletes attempt to break records and bring home the gold. What a perfect opportunity for marketers, no? More >>
If you’re curious to learn other reps’ all-time favorite sales advice, good news — more than 500 members of the Practical Sales Tips LinkedIn group recently shared theirs. We’ve handpicked 42 of the best soundbites. More >>
You’d think that, by the time you retire, you no longer have to do all the things you did when you were working – be responsible, pay attention to detail and respond to other people’s demands. While it’s true you may no longer employ your technical skills in retirement – whether they’re in construction, health care or administration – you do need other skills that are critical in charting your way through a successful retirement. Here are four important ones. More >>
Nothing really compares to the winter holiday season when it comes to retail sales, but back-to-school and back-to-college shopping is a significant spending event, with total spending expected to reach $75.8 billion this year.
Each year, the National Retail Federation works with Prosper Insights & Analytics to find out when, where and how American families will shop for school and college supplies. Here are just a few insights from this year’s consumer survey. More >>
In our industry, we might not be staring down an opponent in a wrestling singlet, but every sale becomes progressively more challenging as our goals get bigger and bigger. It’s one thing to sell to an individual consumer, but convincing a company with a few hundred employees to switch plans is another challenge entirely. More >>
Hard as it is to believe, there are only a few more months until the December holidays. And then we are back to January—and those pesky New Year’s resolutions. You know: lose weight, exercise more, get a handle on our finances.
And we mean to follow through. We really do. But something happens—or more precisely, life happens—and we just don’t have the time or energy or the incentive to do the things we said we wanted to do. More >>
Becoming an Olympian is no accident. It takes a lifetime of dedication to reach this milestone, and scant do. Talent, intensive training and positive attitudes are givens, but what else do these athletes share? No matter the sport, Olympic athletes value and nurture several common habits, and in my experience, these nine in particular. More >>
Google provides some great tools for insurance agency marketers, most of which are free. More >>