July 14, 2016
The sky is blue, the sun is shining—and you’re at your desk with no chance to enjoy the beautiful weather. Sure, you could open the windows in your office to feel the breeze, but doing so doesn’t deliver the same mental and physical benefits as actually being outdoors. Research has shown that the benefits of fresh air are numerous, including:
The weather doesn’t have to be perfect to reap the benefits of getting outside for some fresh air. Also, you don’t have to spend hours outside…just 10 to 15 minutes a day will do. The most important point here is to make a commitment and do what your body wants you to do. Get up from your desk, take a break, and breathe in some nice clean air!
It’s graduation season, and for many parents that means it’s almost time to start shelling out for college tuition. For those well-prepared parents with established 529 plans in place, the time has come to tap into that money pool. Of course, when it comes to tax-advantaged savings, trust that the IRS is keeping close watch, so it’s important to avoid making any rookie mistakes. It’s also important to keep saving as you move forward.
Having a remote workforce can be challenging, especially if you are trying to build a positive, collaborative work environment. So, how do you create a sense of comradery when you have staff in remote locations? These tips can help:
If you are expecting a refund this year, you may be tempted to splurge on something not-so-practical. Before you do, take some time to think about ways to use your refund to bolster your financial health. We’ve put together a few ideas for you to consider: