From eye strain to neck and back aches – stress finds its way to each of us daily, especially at work. Whether we’re fixated nine to five (and then some) in front of a computer or handling a heavy load on a warehouse floor, sometimes our bodies must say, “when.”
Backyard barbecues and pool parties . . . lawn games and ghost stories around the fire pit . . . Picture-perfect weather and longer days give family and friends the ideal opportunity to be active or simply relax “out back.” But as this good-time vibe pervades, it’s still important to be vigilant where fire and water are close by (especially if children are around).
While creating a budget (and sticking with it) takes time and discipline, it can be empowering. With a budget, we become aware of how much money we’re bringing in, where it’s going and what adjustments we need to make to reach our financial goals. These tips from U.S. News and World Report and personal finance blog Wise Bread simplify the process of creating a budget.
You may have heard that having good “credit” is important, but you may be unsure about what that means. Your “credit” is an indication of your trustworthiness in repaying debt and consists of your credit history, your credit report and your credit score. Continue reading
Does the thought of an unexpected expense – such as a vet bill, a fence repair or a medical bill – make you uneasy? If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, the tips below on frugal living can help you save for a rainy day.1
When you’re stressed on the job, your body may start showing some of the signs: sore muscles, tight jaw, headaches. You may feel cranky, unfocused or sleep-deprived. Continue reading
Just the thought of communicating with your boss can be enough to produce stress and anxiety. However, with a little preparation and practice, you can be on your way to confident and effective communication. Continue reading
Losing one’s job during a workforce reduction is tough. But those who remain in the workplace also feel the effects of cutbacks. Continue reading
In a challenging economy, you may not feel that you can simply change jobs — but you might be able to change how you think about your job to improve your job satisfaction. Continue reading
There was a time when the boundaries between work and home were fairly clear. Today, however, work is likely to invade your personal life — and maintaining work-life balance is no simple task. This might be especially true if you’re concerned about losing your job due to restructuring, layoffs or other factors.
Still, work-life balance isn’t out of reach. Continue reading