Does Your Business Need Identity Theft Protection?

Fraud. Identity theft. Data breaches.

You hear about these things all the time, but what’s the real risk? And what are the consequences if it happens to you or your employees? Do identity protection plans prevent this from happening or just help you deal with the fallout?

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Poor Communication: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

There’s plenty of evidence that communication can make or break a company’s reputation. Social media storms can quickly turn into PR tornados, wiping out individuals, brands, and even entire businesses who post without thinking. Because of this real and present danger, many organizations are focusing on external messaging and ignoring the delicate web of in-house communications. Continue reading

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Pets in the Office: Do They Work?

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that everyone loves an adorable puppy. Admit it. You’re only reading this because that doggie pic is just so darn cute!

But is bringing Mr. Wiggles to work taking it a bit too far? Can pets in the office be too much of a fluffy, adorable thing?

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons.

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Why Should We Plan for Extended health Care?

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Guest blog content provided to Raffa Financial Services by Jeff Merwin at Capitol Metro Financial Services, Inc.

 

You may have noticed that we’re all living longer than ever before. By 2030, people age 66-84 will comprise 20% of the total U.S. population. At age 65, a baby boomer can expect to live another 20 years. And as we age, it’s possible that we may become frail and need some kind of extended care over a period of years.

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Do You Need to Change Your Meeting Habits?

A habit is an acquired behavior that, over time, becomes nearly or completely involuntary. And no, it doesn’t happen overnight.

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Jobs Report, Fed Funds Rate, Apple, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 7th

US stocks ended the week down slightly on weaker earnings and mixed economic data. The S&P 500 and Dow ended the week down 0.2%. Abroad, Japan was flat and Europe gained 0.6% for the week. The yield on the 10-year Treasury finished at 2.95%, down slightly from the prior week. Oil continued its climb to finish the week at $69.72 a barrel.

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When Employee Turnover is Actually Good

We spend a lot of time cursing the ill effects of turnover. It’s disruptive. It’s expensive. It’s a sign of poor company culture and/or leadership. And while all of these things are generally true, there are certain times when turnover can be a blessing in disguise.

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