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Most Effective Ways to De-Stress With Family in Town

The holidays are a season to spend time with your loved ones, but they can also be stressful when family is in town. Too much togetherness can be nerve-wracking, and the extra food preparation and present buying can add to the chaos. These are some effective ways to de-stress when the family comes for a visit. Don’t Overdo It Make it a point to pace...

The Sooner You Take These End-of-Life Considerations into Account, the Better

No one really wants to prepare for their own death. But planning for your estate is an important aspect of your financial strategy. The sooner you have the basic documents in order, the better for your family’s financial future. The following are basic estate planning documents you may want to include in your package. Will Your Will dictates who will receive your assets when you...

Steps to Take After a Lung Cancer Diagnosis

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is a leading cause of death in the U.S., second only to heart disease.  If you have received a lung cancer diagnosis, you may be experiencing a range of emotions and feeling more than a little overwhelmed. You might be worried about the cost of treatment, side effects, and survival.  It may help to give yourself some...

How to Overcome Overeating During Holiday Celebrations

The holidays seem to consist of one large meal or party after another. First, there’s the Thanksgiving feast, with turkey, stuffing, gravy, and pumpkin pie. Then comes a parade of holiday parties, delicious desserts, Christmas ham, goose, or beef, fabulous breads, and, of course, eggnog.  Traditionally, the holidays are a time to indulge and celebrate with friends and family. It can be very tempting to...

Employer-Provided Life Insurance: What You Need to Know

Life insurance is a popular feature of employee benefits packages. Many employers provide basic group life free of charge to their employees. More Americans have workplace plans than individual life insurance plans, as reported in a NerdWallet article.  If your employer offers free or low-cost basic group life, there is no reason not to accept it. Enrollment is automatic in some cases. Although it is a...