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Unemployment and Depression

Sacrificing for Service: Military Spouses Can Break Free from Unemployment and Depression

How Unemployment and Depression Affect Military Spouses Everyone knows that people get down in the dumps when they are out of work, but did you know the “out-of-work-blues” can become full-blown depression that often requires medication to resolve? Unemployment and depression have strong ties. While recent unemployment rates for the United States hover around 4.1 […]

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beauty bias

Beauty Bias Can Blemish (or Boost) Your Career

Beauty Bias: The Ugly Truth Right or wrong, the reality is that when you put your best face forward, it positively impacts your bottom line. While being too pretty backfires and results in the “bimbo effect,” research shows that 84% of managers operate under beauty bias. Most perceive younger-looking workers as “more tech-savvy, cheaper, and […]

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retiring abroad

Retiring Abroad: Does Your Wanderlust Make Financial Sense?

Retiring Abroad May be Better When You’re Older, Wiser- and Richer While in college, did you ever dream of spending a year abroad? You might have hoped to study Spanish in Mexico, or perhaps you wanted to master art and architecture in Italy, or maybe you even considered college in China to learn engineering. Perhaps […]

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using your assets for good

Using Your Assets for Good: Bequeathing Money to Philanthropic Causes

Consider Using Your Assets for Good if You Want to Feel Good About Giving Using your assets for good is part of the joy of having enough wealth to make a difference in the lives of others. For many people, divvying up assets can be an opportunity to think about what causes are near and […]

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advice for recent widows

Advice for Recent Widows: Six Steps You Can Take for Peace of Mind

If you were recently widowed, you are likely feeling a range of emotions and are overwhelmed by the prospect of managing things on your own. Advice for recent widows will range from person to person, but the tax, estate and financial implications of this very big life change can crush the sense of competence in […]

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avoid fees from free trial offers

3 Simple Ways to Avoid Fees from Free Trial Offers

Avoid Fees from Free Trial Offers By Avoiding “Free” Stuff Surely, you’ve been in this harrowing moment: You’ve got your cup of coffee, you’re going through your inbox, and your eyes dart to an email informing you that your account has been charged something you don’t remember paying for. This happens most often when we […]

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how to promote yourself

Learn How to Promote Yourself Without Being Shameless

Learn how to promote yourself effectively Sit at your desk, do a good job and before long, you’ll be noticed. Ah, what a nice idea that is. But don’t kid yourself. Grinding away without knowing how to promote yourself may have had its day, but if you want to ensure you get noticed and rewarded, […]

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sleep and finances

Did You Know? The Relationship Between Sleep and Finances is Stronger than You Thought

Getting Enough Sleep and Finances that Add Up Makes Good Sense Everyone has heard the term “beauty rest,” and it is common knowledge that sleep deprivation speeds up the aging process. But did you know that there is also a correlation between your sleep and finances? What if I told you that getting just one […]

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Curing America’s Obesity Epidemic

A Radical Approach to Curing America’s Obesity Epidemic

Curing America’s Obesity Epidemic May Look Different (and Younger?) than We Thought Several months ago, I had this strange encounter with my high school-aged daughter. It was a bit of an “aha” moment that sparked a lot of other ideas about food, health and how we might tackle some of our biggest health problems. I […]

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unethical company culture

Breaking the Cycle of Arrogance and Eliminating Unethical Company Culture

Arthur Andersen. Enron. Bernie Madoff. Harvey Weinstein. Wells Fargo. Equifax. Again and again and again with these unscrupulous companies, their boards and their leaders, we hear the same questions repeated: 1) How did this happen? 2) How could nobody else have known about it? 3) Knowing what they knew, why was nothing done? Often, it’s […]

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