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Financial Literacy: Long-Term Financial Planning

According to a 2019 survey from Northwestern Mutual, just 10% of Americans are confident that they’ll be financially ready to retire some day. It’s a somber statistic, but one that bears mentioning. After all, no one wants to have to put in long...

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Workplace Skills: Multitasking

Even though multitasking has come under fire (evidently, we’re not as good at it as we think we are), it’s still a necessity in the workplace. There are very few jobs these days that don’t require you to juggle competing demands for your time, and...

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Workplace Skills: Persistence

In 1995, Elon Musk was passed over for a job at Netscape. A year later, he was ousted from his position as CEO of Zip2, a company he co-founded. In 2000, he was ousted from PayPal while on his honeymoon, and in 2006 the first SpaceX rocket...

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Workplace Skills: Motivation

It often feels like motivation is hard to come by. Even with the best intentions, it will always be easier to hit the snooze button than it is to get out of bed and take on the world. Fortunately, motivation is in many ways like a muscle, which...

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Workplace Skills: Staying on Task

We live in the age of distractions, where advertisements, apps, and notifications are constantly clamoring for our attention. According to research from Udemy, smartphones alone are costing Millennial and Gen Z employees at least two hours in...

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Business Skills: Business Budgeting

There’s a cost to conducting business, and planning for that cost can be complex. Cash flow exacerbates the issue, since work you perform in June might not be paid for until August. If you have to wait two months for payment, how are you going...

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Workplace Skills: Strategic Planning

When Steve Jobs was reinstated as the CEO of Apple after being ousted 12 years earlier, the company was in dire straits. By some accounts, it was just weeks from bankruptcy, but Jobs managed to turn it into the most valuable company in the world....

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Wellness: Green Living

According to information from the Sierra Club, the average American consumes as many natural resources as 35 Indians or 53 Chinese. It’s an alarming statistic, and it illustrates that – as much attention as we’re starting to pay to sustainability...

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Workplace Skills: Record Keeping

Record keeping is an important part of small business ownership, and it can be costly if it isn’t done properly. There are lots of tax deductions out there for small business owners, but the IRS requires business owners to keep detailed records....

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Wellness: Nutrition Essentials

Nutrition can be confusing—particularly since experts frequently hold differing opinions, which explains the sheer quantity of diets out there. From the paleo diet, which makes lean meats, fish, and nuts the centerpoint, to the Keto diet which...

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