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Help your employees plan for retirement: 4 tips from a business owner and financial planner

Peter Racen •
Business2Community

Employee benefits have become a defining issue in the United States. Much media attention has been given to the new parental leave policies at Netflix and Facebook, and debates rage on about the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act. But behind the headlines, small business owners are simply striving to provide fair, attractive plans to

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35 things you can do to keep your best employees from quitting

Jacquelyn Smith •
Business Insider

Most business professionals would agree that talented employees are the most valuable corporate asset. But Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of “Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job,” says finding those people is only half of the equation. “Retaining the best and

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Money talk: Teaching kids the basics

Wintrust

It all starts with a conversation. Having the money talk with you kids and sharing lessons on how to embrace a healthy financial lifestyle is one of the best things you can give your children. Starting off with the basics helps you instill good money habits early on. Here are some things to think about.

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Teaching your teen about money

Wintrust
Teenage girl thinking about homework in kitchen

You want your teen to live a healthy lifestyle and that includes physical and mental health, academic success and healthy financial habits. Not every parent thinks about financial lessons, but those are just as important as the rest. Financial literacy isn’t a course taught in school, and maybe you’re not that money savvy either, but

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Older couples face money battles

Eleanor Laise, Associate Editor, and Kiplinger's Retirement Report •
Kiplinger

Of all the changes that retirement can bring, this may be the least welcome: an escalation of money spats with your spouse. As couples approach retirement, they are more prone to argue about how much to spend, how much to save, how to invest and how much financial help to offer their adult children. Such

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