New Year a Good Time for New Approach

We frequently resolve to reinvent ourselves in the new year — exercise more, eat healthier, read more or save more. This concept of reinvention carries over to several aspects of the financial world as well, both personally and in businesses. At a certain age, it’s …Read More

Brain Power Translates to Staying Power

We keep hearing about how life expectancy has increased, and today’s retirees are living longer than ever. However, longevity behooves that we (1) take measures to retain good health and mental acumen as we get older and (2) develop a long-term financial strategy to provide …Read More

Is Self-Service Good Service?

Have you ever asked customer service representatives a “yes” or “no” question, only to hear them dance around the answer just to avoid telling you “no”? For some, it seems the strategy in customer service is to “never say ‘no’ without offering a ‘yes’ at …Read More

What’s Your EQ?

The study of “emotional intelligence” began in the 1980s as a way to measure one’s ability to identify and manage both his or her own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. In the business world, people with high emotional intelligence, known as a …Read More

Independence, Interdependence Go Hand in Hand

The interdependence a steady job provides makes it difficult to just up and leave. The company you work for relies on you to provide your expertise, and in return, you are compensated with pay and other benefits. Each party relies on the other, which means …Read More

No Matter the Age, There’s No Place Like Home

For many, — hopefully most — home represents security and acceptance. A place to retreat when things don’t go your way; a place to celebrate when they do. Not long ago, the holidays were the one time of the year when the family reconvened to …Read More

Digital Evolution Changes Way We Shop, Interact

The Internet, much like radio and television before it, has changed modern society and the way we interact with each other. It’s even changed the way companies market products to consumers. Social media has essentially redistributed power from brands to individuals thanks to immediate and …Read More

Making the Most of Life After Work

Most working folks go through the daily grind week after week, counting down the years to retirement. But before you get too excited about walking away from your 9 to 5, consider the alternative lifestyle that comes with not going to work. Whether your working …Read More