5 Retirement Assumptions You Can’t Make Anymore

By: Michelle Petrowski, CFP®, CDFA We’ve all heard the adage “nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” This line of thought also applies to retirement, as society and financial markets change. Here are a few assumptions many Americans used to...

International Women’s Day 2019

March 8th is International Women’s Day. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. Better...

Tax Help for Your 2018 Filing

2018 Marginal Income Tax Rates and BracketsRevised  Income Brackets and Marginal Tax Rates  What are marginal tax rates?  It’s the percentage of your income that you pay in taxes.  Good news –the brackets (or income ranges) were lowered so most of...

How well do you receive money?

By: Liz WolfeI recently read a moving and insightful book called 365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life by John Kralik.  It’s a true story of a man who completely turned his life around when he decided to write a thank you...

Money Talks – Get in on the Conversation

By: Liz WolfeA hot topic these days is why the “1%” have accumulated so much wealth.  Perhaps you’ve seen the video that went viral demonstrating, with impressive graphics and mind-boggling statistics the chasm between the nation’s wealthiest and the bottom...

Even Introverts Can Excel at Networking by Following These Steps

By: Marguerita M. ChengThe three C’s of networking — Conversation, Connection and Collaboration — create a context that helps even those most reticent about networking.Networking builds businesses. It brings in clients and partners and helps...

Finding Happiness at Work

By: Laura BergerThe Proven Science of How to Enjoy Your JobIn True Grit, Grace, and Gratitude, I used the term “happy hour” as a constructive and necessary analogy, but I do have a good bit of aversion toward the expression. Why does an hour we reserve to be happy...

Time Management Techniques for Work-Life Integration

By: Laura Berger Credit: Pexels Despite all the talk and best efforts, work-life balance remains elusive for many professionals. The generic advice about how to structure our time fails to account for each individual’s income requirements, career goals and...

How ‘Nice-Lady’ Negotiating Saved Me $4,300 in a Year

By: Jill Beirne Davi After a recent hospital stay, I opened one of dozens of health care-related bills and found one for $21.47 for the TV and phone in my hospital room. I never used the phone. I never used the TV. Yet here was this bill — one that my health...

Self Expression in the Workplace: The Case for Edited Authenticity

By: Raleigh MayerSignificant controversy and outcry arose when a  Google executive lost his job after airing his views on the company’s diversity policy . This sparked  public debate regarding the benefits and risks of airing personal viewpoints, and the...