Your weekend, your time: 5 great tips for shaking the Sunday blues

Do you sometimes find yourself feeling less than optimistic as your weekend draws to a close each Sunday? If so, you're far from alone. Stats recently published on Inc.com indicate 81% of workers have experienced the "Sunday scaries" in anticipation of the work week ahead. Still, it's important to fend off those encroaching feelings and preserve the quality of your Sunday afternoon, since weekends are generally intended to help people relax, rejuvenate and enjoy time with family and friends. In that spirit, here are five suggestions to help energize your Sunday. Be intentional about weekend plans. Plan ahead so you READ MORE >>

Your weekend, your time: 5 great tips for shaking the Sunday blues2022-05-18T15:12:15-04:00

Self Care

Everyone gets stressed at times, and un-fortunately, the past few years have brought an extra, significant stressor to us in COVID 19. It is very easy to get caught up in all of the respons-ibilities and daily tasks that have to be done each day. However, when those things start to build up, it can become overwhelming. There is often a misconception that it is best to just push through and get everything done while pushing self-care to the side. People often push self-care to the side due to focusing on all the things that need to be done for READ MORE >>

Self Care2022-03-19T19:18:20-04:00

Refresh your outdoor space with these 5 tips

Over the last few years, you've likely spent more time at home than ever before. As a result, you're more conscious of how you use your space and how design can impact your comfort and ease. To give you a bit more variety beyond your home's walls, consider redesigning your outdoor spaces to create a haven for recreation and relaxation. Best of all, outdoor spaces add value to your home if you plan to sell. If you need ideas on how to revamp your outdoor spaces, consider these top five outdoor design trends. Get inspired and create your own outdoor READ MORE >>

Refresh your outdoor space with these 5 tips2022-03-19T19:11:18-04:00

5 retirement readiness hacks to help you save smarter

What are your goals for the future? If retirement planning is top of mind, you're not alone. According to new research from Empower and Personal Capital, 36% of Americans are making retirement planning a priority this year. That's more than those who said losing weight (28%), buying a house (14%) or getting a new job (11%). Whether you're just getting started or looking to kick it up a notch, here are some of the best ways to save for retirement in 2022 and beyond: Understand your complete financial picture It's important to look at your finances from where you are READ MORE >>

5 retirement readiness hacks to help you save smarter2022-01-27T13:09:55-05:00

5 Eye-Catching Ways to Update Your Home

Your home is a reflection of you, and your decor should match your tastes. With some simple home upgrades, you can create the perfect space for you and your family, even if your design preferences change over time. "When we're designing our ideal home, too often we may only think about what we want others to see and enjoy when they visit," said Jack Goldman, president and CEO of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA). "The reality is visitors account for less than 1% of your in-home time." Consider these ideas to get started: Add a Fresh Coat of READ MORE >>

5 Eye-Catching Ways to Update Your Home2022-01-27T13:01:16-05:00

Planning a spring break?

Here are 5 things to look for in your resort Warm sand between your toes, a cool drink in your hand, the sun setting over the beautiful ocean ... these are the dreams of an ideal spring break. After what feels like years of video calls with friends, it's time to re-connect and take that much-needed tropical vacation where bare feet, hammocks under palm trees and swim-up bars are just what you need to make new memories. With an all-inclusive getaway, planning is minimal so you can focus on enjoying what matters most - your vacation. The best resorts have READ MORE >>

Planning a spring break?2022-01-27T12:52:37-05:00

4 expert tips to protect yourself from credit scams

While credit scams have been around forever, they've recently exploded in number. According to Mint, from 2019 to 2020, the number of identity theft reports went up by 113% and the number of reports of identity theft by credit cards increased by 44.6%. The amount of fraud by new credit card accounts saw a 48% increase from 2019. As more information is digital today, on top of the increase in health and financial stressors, scams designed to access your credit accounts or personal information are on the rise. Having financial or credit accounts hacked can have long-lasting implications, beyond financial READ MORE >>

4 expert tips to protect yourself from credit scams2021-11-23T18:24:20-05:00

3 emerging design trends for today’s lifestyles

Events from the past year have all of us reconsidering what we want and need out of our homes. From work and play to wellness, our homes have become the epicenter of, well, everything - leading to an emergence of design trends focused on adapting to a new normal. The design experts at Wilsonart, a world-leading provider of engineered surfaces, have identified three new lifestyle trends that are affecting lasting design changes. 1. Back to Nature It's no secret that nature has the power to inspire, invigorate, restore and refresh. Research has shown that interacting with nature can offer mental READ MORE >>

3 emerging design trends for today’s lifestyles2021-11-23T18:18:17-05:00

7 Tips For Savvy Health Insurance Shopping

Our health needs can change each year, and so can health plan coverage choices. So it's important to understand your health care options to find coverage that fits your needs and budget. Annual or open enrollment season is here, a time when millions of Americans across the country will have the opportunity to select or switch their health insurance plan for the coming year. For people with employer-provided coverage, open enrollment typically occurs within a two-week period between October and December. Those eligible for Medicare can enroll or make changes to their coverage from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. For READ MORE >>

7 Tips For Savvy Health Insurance Shopping2021-11-23T18:10:40-05:00

Staying fit in retirement can also reduce health care costs

It's no secret that staying physically active supports overall well-being, especially for older adults. From reducing risks of certain conditions like heart disease and diabetes to minimizing injury and helping maintain independence, exercise is essential to supporting health and wellness as you age. Another noteworthy but often unrecognized benefit of regular exercise is that it improves overall health, which can result in lower healthcare costs. Improved health, lower health care costs and reduced hospital stays are some of the benefits enjoyed by active seniors, according to a recent nationwide study by Avalere Health and Tivity Health, a national provider of READ MORE >>

Staying fit in retirement can also reduce health care costs2021-07-22T22:53:41-04:00
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