For a Healthy Vacation, Take a Walk

Imagine a vacation in which you immerse yourself in another culture, make new friends and enjoy fabulous cuisine—with no worries that your pants will be too snug when you get home. That’s the appeal of walking tours, a popular vacation option for health-conscious travelers who don’t mind working up a sweat as long as there’s […]

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Buy Nothing Day … an Alternative to Black Friday

It comes on the heels of Thanksgiving. Black Friday…the day when holiday shopping becomes a contact sport as people race to fill carts with stuff no one wants or needs. But there’s a new movement afoot fueled by a belief that the true spirit of the holidays has nothing to do with shopping. Instead, it’s […]

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Consistency Is the Key to Investing When You’re Retired

Most investors, and even some advisors, do not understand the difference between active and dormant accounts. But knowing how to invest in each is paramount to having a successful retirement. In an active account, such as a 401(k), 403(b) or individual retirement account, you’re still buying assets and contributing regularly. When the market goes down […]

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Do Fitness Trackers Really Improve Your Health?

Millions of Americans now wear fitness bands on their wrists to count their steps daily. Some employers are using fitness trackers to set goals—and rewards—for employees. Health and life insurers are offering premium discounts for wearing one. School systems are even using them to enable self-directed physical education programs. How accurate are they? Fitness bands […]

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4 Ways to Handle Workplace Conflicts

Conflict is a part of everyday life. The workplace is where you have the potential to experience the most conflict, as each employee brings his/her own set of ideas, opinions and attitudes to a project or hallway conversation. If a workplace disagreement arises, how you respond goes a long way in maintaining relationships with your […]

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