Soul Force: Remembering the Words and Wisdom of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a respected civil rights leader who espoused non-violence as a means to overcome oppression and create a just society. On the third Monday of every January, Americans honor King’s life and work. In 2017, “MLK Day” occurs on January 16th. If you haven’t read any of the King speeches [...] The post Soul Force: Remembering the Words and Wisdom of Rev. Martin Luther Ki...
3 Apps to Make Automated Savings Easy
Americans are generally lackluster savers. Forty-one percent of households lack liquid savings to cover an unexpected $2,000 expense, according to research from the Pew Charitable Trusts, which also found that a lack of saving is a top financial worry – even among families with higher incomes. Also, one in three American families reports having no [...] The post 3 Apps to Make Automated Savings Ea...
5 Tips For Improving Work Life Balance
A good work ethic is not only important, it’s vital. Always doing your best and having a positive, proactive attitude will take you far in the workplace, and nothing reinforces a healthy sense of self-worth like a job well done. But with smartphones facilitating around-the-clock accessibility, office hours are starting to extend well past the [...] The post 5 Tips For Improving Work Life Balance a...
5 Practical Financial Tips for Couples
If you’ve been in a long-term relationship before, you know quite well that in reality things aren’t perfectly peachy all the time. Healthy relationships involve a lot of support, compromise, honesty and a willingness to have difficult conversations. One of the most commonly challenging topics for couples to discuss is money. With the right approach [...] The post 5 Practical Financial Tips for Co...
5 Significant Health Benefits of Pets
According to the APPA National Pet Owners Survey, a 65 percent of American households have opened their homes and hearts to pets, with dog ownership swelling to 79.7 million households and cat ownership growing to 42.9 million. When it comes to pet ownership, besides simple companionship, there are a number of proven physical, mental and [...] The post 5 Significant Health Benefits of Pets appeare...
The Rule of 72: How to Double Your Savings in 10 Years
If doubling your savings in 10 years sounds unrealistic to you, your suspicions are correct – so long as you choose to keep that money in a savings account. Given that most savings accounts will only earn you an average annual return of one percent at best, it would take a whopping 72 years to [...] The post The Rule of 72: How to Double Your Savings in 10 Years appeared first on SelectQuote Blog.
5 Ways to Show your Love for Less this Valentine’s Day
Love is in the air because it’s almost Valentine’s Day. For that special someone you want to treat this year, don’t wait until the last minute. Just a little bit of planning and creativity can help make this Valentine’s Day extra memorable without breaking the bank. Did you know Americans spent close to $20 billion [...] The post 5 Ways to Show your Love for Less this Valentine’s Day appeared firs...
6 Tax Tips for Independent Contractors
There are countless benefits for those who freelance or operate as an independent contractor. You control your own time, can be your own boss and have the ability to say yes or no to work based on your overall interest and availability. In addition, the Internet age makes being an independent contractor easier and in [...] The post 6 Tax Tips for Independent Contractors appeared first on SelectQuo...
Are You Spoiling Your Kids?
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. You do everything you can to raise your kids with manners, discipline and good values, but they wind up spoiled rotten. The truth is, many parents end up spoiling their children without even knowing it – especially in households where both parents work. When you have limited time and energy [...] The post Are You Spoiling Your Kids? appeared first on SelectQuot...
3 Work Life Insurance Drawbacks: Is it Enough?
Is the life insurance you’re getting through your employer enough to take care of your family? And are you paying too much for that coverage? While basic employer-provided life insurance is low-cost or free, your policy’s face value still may not be high enough. If your premature death would be a financial burden to your spouse and/or children, you [...] The post 3 Work Life Insurance Drawbacks: I...