Beat the Holiday Blues at Work

What we associate with “the most wonderful time of the year” often times leaves employees feeling less than cheerful. The pressure of finishing up the year’s projects along with the seemingly never ending holiday to do lists can quickly switch “holiday cheer” to “holiday blues”. This time of year is particularly challenging for anyone who recently lost a loved one, is going through a break up or in financial strain. … Read More

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Smoke Quitting App Offers Effective Habit-Kicking in the Palm of Your Hand

There’s a never ending list of reasons to quit smoking, and an equally long list of reasons smokers push it off or fail. Millions of smokers genuinely want to kick the habit whether it be because of  health risks, short-term costs and/or long terms financial strain (i.e., higher life insurance premiums than those of non-smokers). But as many smokers and past smokers know, the will to quit can only take … Read More

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Retirement Confidence Ranks High for Entrepreneurs and Female Business Owners

A recent survey conducted by The Employee Benefit Research Institute found that retirement confidence among workers are at a new low. With only 18% of participants feeling very confident, 37% feeling somewhat confident and 24% stating that they are not at all confident that they have saved enough to live comfortably in retirement. However, while retirement confidence among employees is low, there is an unlikely demographic that shows higher confidence … Read More

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Financial Challenges Rise for the Sandwich Generation

The United States’ sluggish recovery from the 2008 recession has taken a disproportional toll on the financial stresses of the “sandwich generation”, a generation of people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children. According to a survey from the Pew Research Center, nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s are supporting a living parent as well as either raising a young child or financially … Read More

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#LetsTalkFuture: Why it Pays to Pay for Financial Advice

A study commissioned by Schwab Retirement Plan Services found that a 401(K) ranked as a top priority benefit for many employees when it comes to their work benefits, yet only 24% seek advice on managing their 401(K) investments. The survey was conducted nationwide and asked its participants what benefits outside of health benefits where a “must have” for signing on with a company. The study found as follows: 87% – … Read More

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