Disability insurance myths are pervasive. Disability myths are somewhat dangerous because they may prevent you from protecting your greatest financial asset—your ability to earn a paycheck. When you think of disability insurance, do you think about insurance that covers disability due to a relatively severe accident? Many people do. What about the chance of a disability happening to you? You are a careful person and you have a desk job. No need for disability insurance, right? Well, the preceding scenarios make up two of the larger disability insurance myths. It makes you wonder how many other disability insurance myths you believe.Details
Setting work boundaries may be a difficult thing to do because we are so worried about what others may think. However, once we set them we gain peace of mind and start to work on important things versus trivial things. To set boundaries, listen to your gut to determine what you are comfortable with. Then create and communicate your limits…and stick to them.Details
The fact that we have a description for the way many people feel on Mondays–the Monday blues–is an indication that numerous people have these feelings. Here are six ways to battle the Monday blues. But bear in mind, if the Monday blues are chronic it might be an indication of a deeper emotional distress related to your job.Details
Your ability to earn income is your most valuable asset. People tend to insure their property and their “things,” but frequently overlook the source that makes it possible to maintain their lifestyle—the ability to earn income. But what about disability insurance for the self-employed? Could it be extra important for them to have an income protection plan?Details
Disability insurance has a base policy. But they also have options that can be added to the standard policy. Optional “add-ons” to the base policy of disability insurance are called disability insurance riders. Riders allow consumers to individualize—to add optional features, which address their specific income protection needs.Details
Forty-six percent of adults say they either could not cover an emergency expense costing $400, or would cover it by selling something or borrowing money. This is attention-grabbing and a potential wake-up call for building an emergency fund. But an emergency fund is just the first step, financial preparedness, which includes disability awareness needs to be considered as soon as you cover your emergency funds.Details
One of the first steps in financial preparedness is an emergency fund; one of the next steps is to protect your income with disability insurance. Nearly half of respondents had debt or unpaid balances left over from the surprise medical costs, which averaged $2,782.
Our hope for all those who answered the last statistic is that they were not confronting a loved one who became disabled and temporarily or permanently lost his/her ability to earn a paycheck.
Numerous studies show that stress in the workplace is the major source of stress for American adults. So what are the main workplace stressors that you can look out for? And once you identify them, what can you do in order to reduce these stressors?Details
An increasing number of people are buying wearable technology such as fitness trackers and smartwatches. This allows them to keep track and keep motivated about continuing healthy behaviors. But can these wearables have a clinical purpose? Learn moreDetails
Does your company have a positive culture or a toxic culture? If it was not mindfully groomed to be positive, it is left to chance how the culture will develop. Even though the majority of organizations are neither fully positive or fully toxic, here are four indicators of health and four indicators of toxicity from which to judge and compare your company’s culture.Details