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9 Reasons Not To Be Depressed About The Lack Of Holiday Finances

November 28th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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While the holidays are a special time of year, it can be depressing. Sure things like lights and Christmas trees are wonderful, but how excited can you get when you barely have funds in your bank account? Rather than focus on the negative, here are nine reasons why you shouldn’t beat yourself up about the lack of holiday finances.

10 Things Companies Can Do To Celebrate The Holidays

November 28th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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The winter holidays can make the bleakest of offices more tolerable. There’s something about festive celebrations that gives you much needed joy to perform your daily tasks. Hopefully your workplace does something to boost morale around this time because it’s super easy to not want to do any work. Should they need a little help in the creativity department, here are some ways they can celebrate the holidays.

Ready To Decorate The Tree? 9 Stores With Affordable Holiday Decorations

November 24th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Is anyone else excited for the holiday season? In a few weeks, most of us will gather together to exchange gifts and spend much needed time with loved ones. Those of us who enjoy decorating for the holidays are probably heading to closets and storage spaces to dust off old decorations. Should you find many are broken, there are several places you can shop that won’t break the bank. Here are 10 stores with affordable holiday decorations.

10 Ways To Juggle Work & Play During A Holiday

July 7th, 2014 - By Blair Bedford
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While holidays usually mean time to unwind and unplug away from the office, for some, the work still goes on. We’ve all had to play the balancing act during the holidays: trying to relax with family and friends or on vacation while keeping up with the duties of work, which seem to never take a break.

From urgent work emails to important projects that wrestle for your attention, you may find it difficult to balance your work with play. Get the rest and relaxation you need during your time off without missing a beat at the office with these tips to keep you focused and balanced.

More Egg Nog Please! Handling Holiday Financial Stress

December 16th, 2013 - By Tanvier Peart
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The holidays may be about family, giving thanks, happiness and all of that good stuff but that certainly doesn’t mean we don’t go through some rough times. Top of the list is that sinking feeling you get spending all that money to put a nice meal on the table for everyone and gifts under the tree. That harsh reality right there can turn someone’s seasons greeting into the nightmare before Christmas.

Holidays can be kind of a depressing time as many will attempt to buy happiness they can’t afford. So what are we suppose to do? Here are some ways to handle holiday financial stress that will hopefully lift your spirits.

Are You Wasting Money This Holiday Season? Take Our Quiz!

December 16th, 2013 - By Tanvier Peart
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With the holidays so close, one has to wonder if all of our shopping efforts are really paying off. Sure you have probably scooped up some awesome gifts for people but does that automatically translate into deals on your end? Have you been paying attention to what and when you buy, or have things been spur of the moment? To help keep us on track for the remainder of the shopping days here’s a little quiz to see if you are wasting money this holiday season.

Gift-Giving At The Office: Secret Santa Etiquette Tips

December 12th, 2013 - By Blair Bedford
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The infamous Secret Santa gift exchange at the office could be intimidating for some and fun for others. As a way to get employees together to celebrate the giving spirit of the season, gift exchanges have become the norm at the office. If you are still on the hunt for the perfect gift for someone in the office and not sure how to contribute, maybe these rules of thumb can help you navigate the gift-giving process. Here are a few tips of etiquette when looking for the perfect gift as an office Secret Santa.

How You Should Really Spend Your Holiday Bonus

December 11th, 2013 - By Tanvier Peart
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There’s nothing quite like working your tush off year round to receive a holiday bonus. It can make the blood, sweat and tears worth it. As we could all use extra money in our pockets this time of year we still have to be careful not to blow it all at once. It’s extremely easy to do so. Who wants money that’s here today and gone tomorrow?

For this reason we should all be smart when it comes to our finances at the end of the year, using anything extra to get ahead of bills or seasonal debt. Here are some tips on how you should really spend your holiday bonus. We got some help with this advice from Cornelia Shipley, a nationally recognized life mentor, strategic planner and executive coach.

What’s Your Number? Holiday Tipping Etiquette For All The People You Should Be Gifting

December 9th, 2013 - By Tanvier Peart
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How are you with tipping? Do you abide by that traditional (or even expected number), or do you do your own thing? Heck, do you even believe in tipping? While there has been much speculation about why blacks do and do not tip , it really boils down to a personal choice an individual must make.

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s good to have some understanding about common practices. Here’s a rundown on holiday tipping etiquette you might want to keep in mind.

Staying Job-Focused During The Holiday Season

December 2nd, 2013 - By Tanvier Peart
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How are you faring one the job with the holidays in full effect? Let’s rewind that — How are you doing in the productivity department with the holidays upon us? It can be a real challenge to keep your concentration as you go from your regular schedule to one with tons of vacation and time away from the office. With that said, it’s up to you to stay focused and not fall into the trap of slacking off. Here are some tips on staying job-focused during the holiday season.