Skipping Work Breaks: The Secret to Productivity?

28 Apr

There are probably a couple of co-workers’ work stations where you hate to jump on their computer temporarily or answer their phone because you know their keyboards and phone are caked with a veneer of peanut butter or mayonnaise. Why? Because these are the workers who eat at their desks and skip work breaks. What these masters of productivity may not realize is omitting work breaks is counterproductive. More >>

Financial Spring Cleaning: Life Insurance Audit

24 Apr

We don’t like to talk about life insurance for numerous reasons, but especially because it requires acknowledgment of the fragility of our own lives, and of those we love. But considering the extremely high probability of our mortality, life insurance is one of the most important topics to include in your financial spring cleaning.  More >>

What Color Should Your Logo Be? How to Pick the Perfect Color

21 Apr

Perhaps one of the most significant problems for people not having life insurance is that they assume they can only use life insurance for limited functions, such as paying off mortgages or funeral costs. The truth is, life insurance can be highly versatile, customizable, and often perfect for creating a sanctuary against the unpredictability of the future. More >>

8 Powerful Phrases That Will Increase Your Influence

19 Apr

Charisma is hard to define — but when someone has charisma, it’s obvious. Charismatic salespeople have a significant advantage over their competition, since prospects are far likelier to engage with them, respect their guidance, and listen to their pitch.

One of the simplest ways to become more charismatic is changing your vocabulary. The following phrases are are powerful in isolation; use them together, and their effects will be even stronger. More >>

Easter Eggs: 10 of the Internet’s Best Hidden Gems

14 Apr

Sometimes, it seems like the internet is full of tedium — waiting for a page to load, juggling different passwords, and trying to find the perfect GIF image to describe your mood. But luckily, it’s also full of really cool nuggets, thanks to the clever developers who make it their mission to put the curiosity and fun back into our daily routines. What’s another name for those? Easter eggs. More >>

5 Uses for Life Insurance that Most People Haven’t Thought Of

12 Apr

Perhaps one of the most significant problems for people not having life insurance is that they assume they can only use life insurance for limited functions, such as paying off mortgages or funeral costs. The truth is, life insurance can be highly versatile, customizable, and often perfect for creating a sanctuary against the unpredictability of the future. More >>

5 Reasons Why It’s (Super) Smart for Women to Get Life Insurance – or More of It

10 Apr

One of the most harrowing experiences I’ve ever had was during the sixth month of my pregnancy. My husband was out late, hadn’t called, and I was, of course, angry at his thoughtlessness. But this very evening, he had misjudged a bend in a rural, mountain road—and plummeted off the side of it into a ravine, totaling his car.

I was overwhelmed suddenly—even though my husband was going to be fine—with the prospect of managing the future costs of raising a child without him. But there was a catch to this epiphany: I was the breadwinner of the family. If I was worried about losing him, what if he lost me? More >>