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10 ways to retain your best talent in 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Now is the time to start thinking about your workplace culture. A positive one produces happy, engaged employees who give their best efforts, challenge themselves to grow, and consistently meet goals and delight customers. A toxic one creates miserable, unmotivated clock-watchers and job-board checkers. Deb Boelkes says shoring up your culture —
 
Survey: Debt impacts financial habits
Thursday, February 13, 2020
At a time when Americans hold a record $14 trillion of debt, including mortgages, credit card and student loan debt, Americans still may be doing better than they realize when it comes to debt. A new survey from New York Life Insurance Company suggests that although debt is growing, the challenge of paying it off is not insurmountable. In fact, slightly
 
7 tips for using credit cards safely
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Credit cards are a useful tool for managing personal finances and building credit, but they also expose you to a number of risks, including identity theft and credit card fraud. Thankfully, experts say there are many simple, proactive steps you can take to help protect yourself when using a credit card. 1. Monitor your credit reports. To identify any
 
Companies can help employees with student loan debt
Thursday, February 6, 2020
After paying monthly student loan minimums, many Americans have just enough to cover basic living expenses, which means that when unexpected expenses arise, they often end up defaulting on their student loans. It’s no wonder that student loan debt is a top financial stressor for so many. There’s good news, though. Not only can employers help
 
6 tips for managing your investments through divorce
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Not only can financial problems in a marriage be a significant factor in a couple’s decision to get a divorce, the financial fallout from divorce can leave spouses struggling to pick up the pieces. Whether you’re currently working through a divorce or just want to be prepared, here are six tips to consider that can help you better understand
 
Tips for the best financial you in the new year
Thursday, February 6, 2020
At the same time that Americans are feeling the financial pinch of the holidays, they’re gearing up for 2020, with their top two goals being to save more and increase their credit scores, according to a national consumer survey by Experian. Almost 3 of 4 consumers surveyed are motivated to improve their finances. To reach their new year goals, survey
 
Some companies are supporting employees’ financial goals
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Many businesses, and almost all employees, would like it if there was a way for companies to help their workforce save for financial goals or pay off student loans. While most employers would like to offer such benefits, many have limited budget flexibility. But now, new options are helping them offer more meaningful perks without making substantial
 
5 signs it’s time to ask for a raise
Thursday, January 23, 2020
For U.S. workers, living expenses continue to generally outpace pay increases, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, a recent study by Randstad US and Apartment Guide found that 44 percent of employed Americans say their annual residential expenses (rent, mortgage, utilities, household maintenance, etc.) increase more than their salary does
 
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