5 Daily Wellness Tips to Improve Your Health Now

Some counterintuitive ways to boost your mental and physical health. Meditate! Be Grateful! Journal! It’s starting to sound a lot like “Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!” from The Brady Bunch. I now know what Jan must have felt like. Daily, if not hourly, we are bombarded with much of the same information on how to improve our overall …

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Our Holiday Budget Planner Will Help You Play Santa Without Going Broke

Although many, many things have changed this year, it’s unlikely that the holidays will be cancelled. Whew. Consumers still say they expect to shell out an average of $880 on gifts and other holiday items like decorations this year — just $5 less than they spent in 2019, according to the National Retail Federation. But if you lost a …

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Tips for Financial Responsibility

Financial irresponsibility is easy. If you want to find ways to blow your money, the internet is absolutely filled with them. Amazon (AMZN) can help you spend thousands on gadgets you’ll neither use nor need. Late-night TV still runs infomercials based on the idea that blankets and zippers have the failure rate of a temperamental howitzer. Treat retirement …

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Financial Wellness: The New Must-Have Employee Benefit

If you had a choice, what’s better: Free snacks and massages, or a financial wellness program that can address the No. 1 concern of your employees — financial stress? The Aha Moment In Waiting The transformative nature of employee financial wellness is still not widely appreciated in corporate America. There hasn’t been a fundamental shift …

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Financial Wellness in a Digital Age: Actionable Ways to Engage Participants

‘Once you’ve got your tech platform sorted, you can leverage different tools like breakout rooms and whiteboards’ Implementing financial wellness programs with plan sponsors was already hard. Cue COVID-19 and the challenges have multiplied. Advisors are no longer able to gather employees around pizza in a conference room to walk them through a PowerPoint presentation. In fact, it seems like most financial wellness programs have completely ceased as a result of …

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10 Core Exercises to Improve Your Back

10 Core Exercises to Improve Your Back—and They’re Better for Your Body than Crunches

The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But is this really the most effective way to work towards a toned midsection? The answer is no. “When most …

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The Mental Benefits of Exercise

Even if you’re housebound, there are ways to ensure your weekly dose of exercise, for both physical and mental health. THE PHYSICAL BENEFITS of exercise and physical activity are well documented. They include weight management and a lowered risk of hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Perhaps less known – and more relevant and pressing at the …

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