Man on ladder cleaning the gutters of his home

Make Fall Foolproof — Save Money by Tackling Winter House Maintenance Now

As we bask in the lazy days of August, there are subtle reminders that the change of seasons is around the corner – from the school supplies clogging the shelves of big box stores to that one tree whose leaves are reddening prematurely. Before the first pumpkin spice latte hits the neighborhood coffee shop, take a weekend…

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Older Skateboarder, Stitches, and Disability Insurance.

When the quick care doctor who was stitching up my elbow asked how I fell in the parking lot, he broke into a smile when I said “skateboarding.”   I’m over 60-years and reasonably “fit.” But, “smart” came into question that day. Being active and over 60 had lulled me into some overly casual choices,…

Gig worker delivers food to woman at home

What Gig Economy Workers Need in a Financial Safety Net Today

If you’re a typical gig economy worker, you have multiple income streams. Maybe you drive for Uber, deliver meals for Grubhub, serve as a virtual assistant for several clients, and write a regular blog that generates ad revenue.   Having multiple income sources can be an advantage during uncertain times. But the downside of gig…

woman in wheelchair works in office with colleague

30 Years of Putting Employees First and Disabilities Second

On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. The ADA had unanticipated impact on employers and their accommodations of employees who became injured or ill during their employment.   I was very early in my career when President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with…

How Mindfulness Empowers Us to Skillfully Engage in Difficult Conversations

By Cheryl Jones, Director of Mindfulness at Aetna As if the intensity of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic with its health and economic implications wasn’t enough, we now find ourselves in the midst of rising racial and political tensions. It feels as though our sanity and our humanity are at risk. I believe mindfulness (awareness that…