5 Tips for Advising the New Sandwich Generation

28 Feb

While the “sandwich generation” is nothing new, the latest members of this group are facing a unique set of challenges, like more debt, increasing college costs for their kids and parents who are living longer. Based on the findings of Fidelity’s ninth Millionaire Outlook study, 61% of Gen X/Y millionaires are supporting children and/or grandchildren and 20% are supporting parents and/or grandparents. What’s more, nearly seven in 10 are carrying debt, adding to their financial juggling act. More >>

How Millennial Leaders Can Create a Realistic Retirement Plan

26 Feb

Millennials might be accused of mindlessly spending their paychecks on avocado toasts and online shopping, yet up to 58% of them are also putting some money away for retirement. That’s the good news. The bad news is that millennial leaders aren’t saving enough, and they have some pretty unrealistic ideas about the whole thing. More >>

Why This Company Thinks Employees Decorating Others’ Cubicles is Anything But a Waste of Time

23 Feb

“Part of it is the nature of working with creative people that are looking for an outlet to express it not just in their work, but as a way of showing affection for their co-workers and having fun,” explains Bluebeam’s Chief Human Capital Officer, Tracy Heverly, about the tradition [of decorating office cubes]. “You have to have had those shared experiences with your colleagues to know how best to work with them in the actual work setting when things get hard.” More >>

Why Life Insurance Has to Be Part of Your Wealth-Building Plan

19 Feb

While there are thousands of different life insurance plans available, they all fall into two categories: term and permanent insurance. Term, as the name implies, provides a benefit for a fixed period of time; 10 years, 20 years, and so on. Permanent insurance is in place for life. More >>

9 Common Email Phrases You Should Stop Using Immediately

16 Feb

In a study published in the Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, email writers thought readers would correctly identify the tone of their emails about 78% of the time. In reality? Only 56% of emails were interpreted accurately.

That means when you send an email off to a customer, there’s a pretty good chance they won’t fully grasp your intended meaning. More >>

Using Social Media for Your Business on Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

Holidays offer prime opportunities for businesses to promote their products and connect with their customers, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. In fact, this holiday weekend is projected to bring in the highest profits since 2007. Any business, no matter the size, can take advantage of social media to garner attention during this critical holiday. More >>

3 Secrets for a Better Retirement in 2018

12 Feb

Retirement, like all life stages, is a work in progress. Whether you’ve been out of the paid workforce for days or decades, there’s always room for tweaks to improve your finances—and your fun quotient. “No matter what step you’re at, take some time to say, ‘what’s next?’” advises Keith Lawrence, co-author of Your Retirement Quest.

Here are three steps for making your retirement even better in 2018. More >>

Take Back Your Mornings

9 Feb

Great mornings don’t just happen. They’re planned and nurtured. It’s about creating a routine that works, that keeps you inspired and not just wired, about making you happier and satisfied. The moves can take some adjusting, but will put you in the company of some of the most successful creatives and leaders working today. This infographic pulls together research from sleep experts and productivity thought leaders to help you not only take back your morning, but add hours to your week. More >>

6 Reasons Millennials Should Buy Life Insurance

5 Feb

Many Millennials are delaying traditional life experiences that 20 and 30-somethings in the past would have already achieved such as getting married, buying a house or starting a family. We have a lot of goals we want to achieve including paying off student loans, saving for retirement or starting a business and they may be all the more reason to consider life insurance. More >>