Financial Transparency is Key to Any Relationship, Financial Infidelity Being the Ultimate Killer

Financial Infidelity, Financial Transparency, Financial Health, Financial Transparency, Money, Financial Volatillity, Pandemic, Covid-19, Coronavirus, Policygenius, Study, Report, Research, Insurance, Couples & Money, Narcissism, Financial Therapy Association, Nathan Astle, Ed Coambs, Elle Martinez, Relationships, Relationship Killers, Marriage, Divoce, Shared Bank Accounts,

Previously Published on News Break Whether running a tight ship or planning for a post-pandemic wedding of the century, couples are, for the most part, always coming up with new ways to manage their money. Despite an imminent fear of catching the coronavirus, a record number of professionals have become hyper-focused on advancing their careers — some on the brink of unemployment while others are possibly even losing their businesses due to shutdown and quarantine. “How did the pandemic change the way couples ‘do money’ together?” This was something Policygenius really wanted to know. The nation’s leading online insurance marketplace conducted a survey by polling more than 1,500 adults across the United States. They examined the ongoing relationship between couples and how they managed their money both before and after the pandemic. Overall, these figures have not changed and remain consistent with previous versions of the Policygenius Couples & Money survey, published in both 2018 and 2019. Surprisingly, only one in three people surveyed (34%) claimed that the pandemic had changed the way that they’ve been managing their wallets. Only 16% of those individuals admitted that they have had to “tighten their belts,” some earning a lower income than they […]

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Bring your family closer together, act like a team.

children, siblings, aunt, uncle, mother, father, narcisism, narcissism, misunderstanding relationships, communication in relationships, family grudges,

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON NEWS BREAK As early as Kindergarten, we are taught that families vary in size, shape, and dynamic. As society evolves, this is becoming even more of a reality. What was once thought to be the traditional family, almost no longer exists. For some, family gatherings are becoming a thing of the past. Screens are replacing intimate moments with our loved ones, and we can’t even spare a few moments to call for a chat. Families aren’t always shared by blood. In fact, most people today will find that they are closer to non-relatives than strangers they have known their whole lives. Your best friend becomes your sister, your neighbor your cousin — and, there’s nothing wrong with that. Families are the core of our existence, and while none of them are perfect, we should cherish what we have. Not everyone has a family. Not every family has our backs. Whether big or small, near or far, if you do have a family, you should realize just how lucky you are, and you should allow that blessing to drive you. Don’t make the mistake of taking your loved ones for granted. Don’t let misunderstandings cut the tithes that were so […]

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Stop thinking the worst, analyze your relationship the right way

Relationship Advice, Couples Counselling, Dating Advice, Problems, Is He Cheating?, Does she love me? Is he a narcissist?, Am I fat?

Previously Published to News Break So many of us enter into a relationship thinking that “this might just be the one.” Everything’s going great. You guys are in sync. You share a number of common interests. But, then you comfortable. The first time something seems out of place, we start questioning everything …and to the point of overanalyzing it. An analysis is great, but it’s only great if you do it correctly. Stop thinking the worst about your relationship, and analyze your relationship the right way. What’s love got to do with it? For those of you, who are familiar with DISC assessments, you know that there are three natural states of our being. One is our perceived self. One is our private self. Another is our public self. How we act towards someone new isn’t always based on how we actually feel about them. Sometimes it’s how we are feeling about ourselves going into that new situation and the environment in which we are spending our time getting to know them. When we are new in a relationship, we might be nervous. So, we tend to act in the same way that we may deal with under stress. We […]

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Staying Productive During the Holiday Season

ADHD, ADD, Moms with ADD, Business, Break, Holiday Season, Family, Productivity, Deadlines, Schedule, Planning

Previously Published on News Break Relaxing in front of a toasty fireplace, we sip on hot chocolate and sing with our eight-year-old daughter. She has just discovered Karaoke for the first time and seems to be the next rock superstar, ready to make her big break. The holidays are for reconnecting with loved ones, spending time with family and rekindling the friendships we almost lost to the turbulence last year. It’s a time of great joy, warmth and spirit — but also a time of great stress and distraction. We must find time to relax for the first quarter. Yet, we must also stay productive in preparation for the upcoming new year. With the power to ultimately make or break first-quarter results, we should not reflect on our achievements, tally up our successes or equate our long, hard days we spent in the office to the growth of the business. Instead, we should begin planning for the future, set new objectives and give ourselves a head start. We can dwell on what went wrong, or we can point out what we did right. Reflecting will get us nowhere, it’s the action that changes lives. Whether we’re still in the office or out […]

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Improving the Corporate Culture | How to optimize your workforce from a distance

Workforce Optimization, Work from Home, remote workforce, Unified COmmunications, Web RTC, Employee Retention, Corporate Culture,

Previously Published on News Break 2020 led to a surprising shift in how businesses would operate going forward. Many of these businesses have learned that they could actually cut costs by removing overhead. Others are downsizing and/or relocating to more tax-friendly areas of the United States. While some have let go of their workforce, others are growing at an unprecedented pace. With employees spread far and wide, companies are doubling down on the corporate culture and how teams operate. Productivity was a major concern for businesses with no existing infrastructure and with employees unaccustomed to working from home. Performance was another issue. Uncertainty in the market had led to uncertainty in business, forcing those businesses to think outside the box and tighten up their strategies to ensure continued success. Challenges are illuminating unique opportunities for companies to not just strengthen the workforce but to strengthen the corporate culture. By improving employee retention ratios, we begin to eliminate high rates of employee turnover, which often equate to higher rates of unnecessary spending, associated with the recruitment, training, and onboarding of temporary new hires. When employees don’t feel appreciated when they feel underpaid or as if there is no room left for […]

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Welcoming A New Baby – And A New You …Based on your Personality Type!

Personality Change, Personality Development, Personal Development, New Mom, New Dad, New Baby, Families, Family, Child, Parenting, Parents, Children, Kids, Relationships, Coaching, Parent Coaching,

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO NEWS BREAK When expecting to have a newborn, we may soon find that our emotions are all over the place. We’re happy. We’re scared. We may have become stressed, or we simply can’t wait — and, ultimately, we know that our lives are surely about to change in ways that we could never have expected. Even if this isn’t our first rodeo, there’s no debating that a newborn affects one’s personality and may even affect the family dynamic in a major way. Not only are we bringing a new life into this world — one we will have to care for, love, teach, feed and clothe — but we are also getting a great opportunity to assess our current state of being and to find personal growth in our own lives, as well. Some of the negative obstacles that may be triggered by the weaknesses of each personality type: Bad Time Management Resistance to the New Environment Distractions & the Inability to Concentrate Detail Overload Intolerance, Rage & Aggression Fear, Stress & Insecurity Overpromising Responsibilities Taking Things Too Seriously Not Taking Things Serious Enough Exhaustion & Depression Wearing One’s Self Too Thin Overanalyzing Situations Worrying Too Much […]

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