Posts Tagged ‘financial planning’

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 for ourselves and our loved ones in retirement. We…

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Splitting Up Doesn't Have to Mean Parting with Your Money

  Sadly, January is the biggest month of the year for divorces. Troubled couples stay together through the holidays, then, seeking a fresh start in the new year, make the decision to separate. Nobody plans on getting a divorce, but those who decide it’s necessary should lay down the groundwork to ensure the process is…

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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 the same time.” [CLICK HERE to read the article, “Customer…

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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 high EQ (emotional quotient) are known to be more empathetic…

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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 you can’t go willy-nilly quitting your job to start up…

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

The word “home” takes on added meaning around the holiday season. 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…

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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 evergreen feedback that customers can write about the products they…

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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. Read More:  23-Making the Most of Life After Work_12-22-15 Global Financial Private Capital…

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What Could Your Future Look Like

If your picture of the typical retirement consists of a retiree spending her days strolling the grounds of her pricey assisted living complex with her spouse of forty years, today’s picture of the modern retirement may surprise you. While many seniors enjoy growing old with their spouse, the marriage statistics for younger generations make that…

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Values of Adulthood: A True Cause and Effect

Sometimes it’s interesting to think back to how our upbringing determined how we developed our specific set of ideals. After all, the situations and experiences we faced early in life can have a big impact on the paths we chose in adulthood. Our earliest impressions of the world are an extension of the behaviors we…

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