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How To Retool Your Retirement Plan In The Midst Of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the economy hard, and people who are nearing retirement or already retired are feeling the stress. “COVID-19 has caused a lot of retirees and those approaching retirement to rethink their plan for retirement,” says Dennis Notchick, a certified financial planner for Stratos Wealth Advisors ( “Falling interest rates, massive volatility in the stock market, and stifled economic growth are having a massive effect on psychology.”


Thinking Ahead About Getaways

It’s a good strategy to be forward-thinking and plan for the future, so now is a fine time to consider future vacation ideas. Not only will you have something exciting to look forward to, but you may need a longer lead time to put one of these plans in motion.


The Best Ergonomic Options For 2020

There was a time when “ergonomics,” the contouring of furniture to best fit the human body, had little claim to fame; it was not well understood. The pieces of furniture looked odd and contorted, foreign to our expectations. Many were summarily rejected because they were so unfamiliar to the user.


Five Ways to Overcome the Loneliness of Leadership

Being a leader is lonely work. As an executive coach, I hear it from new leaders often—especially if they are promoted from within. They say, “I was doing a good job as an individual contributor, but now I’m not sure what I should be doing after my promotion. I feel really alone.” They find themselves in a leadership role without much guidance and they aren’t sure how they can “skill up.” Every leader has to find their own way of doing the work of leadership. They have had a variety of bosses in their career but they aren’t sure who to emulate, and they may feel like they aren’t providing any real value in the organization any more. Some get sucked into a spiral of trying to do more and more work, while missing the real work of leading.


How An Integrated Life, Not A Balanced One, Is Key To Work Satisfaction

In a world where work, family, recreation, faith and other factors compete for our time, people speak about the need to seek a “balanced life.”  But maybe “balance” is the wrong goal. “The concept of being in ‘balance’ has the potential to set us up for immediate failure,” says Michael Sipe, author of The AVADA Principle and founder of the consulting firm 10x Catalyst Groups (


How To Foster A Growth Culture

At first, when your company was new, you were responsible for everything. From opening for the day to writing orders, making product, shipping orders, balancing the books, and closing, you were the solo operation every day. But at some point, the company will reach a tipping point when you simply can’t do it all and succeed. You need to grow.


Failing To Plan For These 4 Expenses Could Cost You Fun Money In Retirement

Good retirement planning takes many factors into account, but with so many costs to consider it can be overwhelming. Thus, people may forget some retirement expenses that are less visible now or downplay others that they think will be unlikely or infrequent. But the retirement expenses you miss, dismiss, or underestimate in your planning could prove costly.


Why you should never be afraid to hear the word “no”

Do you take rejection personally? Do you start the negative self-talk immediately after getting rejected? Do you find yourself triggered by rejection and start piling on past rejections in your mind? If you do, you are not alone! Research shows that 90% of our self-talk is negative. Nothing triggers negative self-talk like being rejected.


Could You Outlive Your Retirement Funds? 3 Ways To Strategize

People are living longer, and as wonderful as that news is to many, there’s a possible downside: outliving your money in retirement. “It’s a very large fear many people have,” says Alexander Joyce, president/CEO of ReJoyce Financial LLC ( and author ofReJoyce In Your Retirement: Everything You Need To Know To Get Everything You Want.


5 Ways Professionals Can Succeed As New Entrepreneurs

It’s been a common occurrence in recent years: Company downsizing or restructuring has left skilled professionals looking for a job. Or, feeling constrained, they jump to a better growth opportunity.


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