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5 Tips to Give Your Career a Boost

Do you feel like a zombie plodding to and from work every day, uninspired and zapped with joy? Does your paycheck make you frown? Has stress made you so tense that you could karate chop a board with your bare hand right now without flinching? If you answered yes to any of these questions – you’re due for a career reboot! With the holidays quickly approaching, the New Year will be here before we know it. But there’s still time to end the year strong! Before you get distracted with Turkey recipes and Black Friday sales, set aside some time for yourself to improve your career and finances. Follow these easy tips to give your career a reboot sooner rather than later. Invite Your Boss to Lunch or Happy Hour How much happiness, longevity and upward mobility you experience at work can be largely impacted by how well you know…

How to Get a Raise in 5 Simple Steps

The year is quickly coming to an end, and for many, that signals the fourth quarter is right around the corner. We all know what that means – year-end performance evaluations and opportunities for raises and promotions will be here quickly. Do you have high hopes of getting a raise or a promotion this year? If so, now is a great time to prepare for these interviews and evaluations, and put your best foot forward. With a little extra commitment, combined with some practice and preparation, you can increase your chances of getting a raise with five simple steps. Compensation Trends Before we dig into the five steps, it’s helpful to familiarize yourself with some recent salary trends. Studies have long associated women’s lack of assertiveness in salary negotiations as a common explanation for the 21 percent gender wage gap in the U.S. However, recent research shows that young women,…

5 Reasons to Revisit Your Life Insurance Coverage

Screen shot 2013-02-13 at 9.55.58 AMWe have already told you many reasons as to why you should have life insurance, but what if you already have life insurance? You may be wondering at what point in time, if any, that you need to review your policy to make sure you always have the best coverage. There are life-changing events, planned and unplanned, that will alter the life insurance coverage you need. Here is a list of 5 events that commonly act as catalysts to re-evaluate your life insurance: