Office Party: Don’t Let This Be You

Every workplace has that notorious story that keeps on giving! The employee cringes each time the story is told. But knows telling each new employee the story is an unofficial part of orientation. It’s December and workplaces near and far are hosting holiday parties for their employees. Coworkers are excited to attend and celebrate the holiday season with the people they spend most…

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Money Makeover Monday: Gifting Alternative

It’s that gifting time of the year!  We are buying for family, friends, teachers, colleagues, ourselves and giving to charitable organizations. It gets to be an expensive time of the year. Everywhere we go, we are enticed to spend money. Some are hitting the malls while others are shopping online.  We already heard about the millions spent between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and…

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Holiday Season Is Here…I’m Not Ready

If you are like most people, you feel the holiday season is already here!  Yes, and like most, you say that every single year.  Thursday is Thanksgiving Day!  All the turkey dinner fixings are front and center in every grocery store. While many of us will still be savoring our dinners, others will be hitting those early bird Black Friday specials. Christmas now too…

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Money Makeover Monday: Happy Holiday Budget

Autumn is here!  The leaves are changing color.  Pumpkins are everywhere.  Pumpkin-flavored eats are easy to find. The temperatures are dropping. Daylight hours are getting less.  And the Christmas decorations are out!  The usual suspect big box retailers greet customers with holiday cheer.  If you are like most, you think oh my why so early. But is it? October is the…

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Money Makeover Monday: Open Enrollment

More than shorter days and cooler temperatures,  Fall is the time when many will need to make insurance elections for the new year.  Employers will have open enrollment periods in October or November. The deadline for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is December 15. For coverage under Medicare, the deadline is December 7.  Navigating the process is often confusing. People often end…

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Money Makeover Monday: You Need A Will

It is important to have a will especially for families with assets and minor children. Don’t think by assets we mean several homes, multiple accounts and investment. Your home is an asset.  The document not only protects assets but provides an unambiguous way to let family and friends know exact wishes. Think of it this way: would you rather have the government or a loved ones sort through your…

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Medical Marijuana In The Workplace

Today, 25 states and the District of Columbia legalize marijuana for medicinal use. Alaska, Colorado, Washington, Oregon and DC also decriminalized recreational marijuana use. As of October 2015, National Institutes of Health reported the percentage of adults Americans reporting cannabis use went from 4.1 to 9.5%. State laws are complicated in this area but none…

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