Get Smart About Retirement Planning

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Part of smart financial planning includes preparing for retirement. When you’re already contributing to your retirement accounts, how else can you prepare for a comfortable retirement? Here are a few things to think about as you focus on retirement preparation. Make a plan. The first thing you should do is develop a plan. When do you want to retire? How much can you comfortably live on? How much...

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Posted in: Career and Work, Retirement, Saving Money

15 Signs It’s Time to Take a Break From Social Media

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We’re all in denial. We spend much more time on social media than we think or admit. I decided to do something about my own addiction last week after I caught myself subconsciously typing Facebook into the browser. Again. While working on an important project. A project I could probably have completed weeks ago if I hadn’t been so busy checking my Twitter follower count, liking photos on Facebook,...

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Organization Habits That’ll Make Your Business Insanely Productive

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An organized work space is a productive work space. I learned this first hand after working for two employers in the same industry whose organization habits were like night and day. My first company was neurotically organized, so much so that our personal offices were annually audited down to the location of our stapler. If something as small as a paperclip was out of place it could affect our overall...

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12 Companies You Didn’t Know Offer Paid Sabbatical

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Doesn’t it feel like employers are stingy with the paid vacation time? You can only do so much traveling and relaxing in the standard two week time frame. And there’s nothing more frustrating than needing a longer break and feeling trapped by the responsibilities of a job. I didn’t know employers offered an alternative until recently. My cousin landed a pretty awesome job at Intel and he schooled...

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