Don’t Play The Recession Victim at Work – Boost Your Productivity

An interesting phenomenon occurs at the workplace when a recession comes sweeping through. Some people become hyper-motivated, ready to do anything possible to enhance the business, bring in work, and produce whatever "widget" it is your company produces. Then there are those who close up, become defensive and protective of their own work, worry too … Continue reading Don’t Play The Recession Victim at Work – Boost Your Productivity

Is It Better for One or Both Parents to Work? – The Verdict Is In

Last week, I asked you - my loyal readers, to weigh in on an important issue facing any new parents. The question was simple - "Is It Better for One or Both Parents to Work?" The answer was anything but straightforward. Your comments debated both sides of the issue, and brought up viewpoints I hadn't … Continue reading Is It Better for One or Both Parents to Work? – The Verdict Is In

Readers Weigh In: Is It Better for One or Both Parents to Work?

This is one of the most hotly debated topics in personal finance - is it more effective to be a one-income or two-income family? My own life is in that relatively early stage where kids are not yet a concern, but they are in the planning stages. Inevitably, the question comes up in conversation - … Continue reading Readers Weigh In: Is It Better for One or Both Parents to Work?

Should You Take Vacations in a Bad Economy?

For whatever reason, this seemingly simple question has come up in conversation twice this week with two unrelated groups of individuals. During the first conversation, the tone was firmly set against vacations, with good reasons to back it up. In the second case, everyone was adamant that vacations were a must, with equally compelling reasons. … Continue reading Should You Take Vacations in a Bad Economy?