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What Retirement Looks Like in Todays Workforce

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More and more individuals find it challenging to retire by age 65. A survey conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) on 1,026 adults age 35 and older shows longer expectancy of employment beyond traditional retirement age. Most participants were full-time workers who simply cannot afford the cost of living if retired by 65. Financial uncertainties as well as health factors creates great stress for many adults working in later stages of life. As noted by AARP, “Indeed, 11 percent of these respondents say they expect to keep working into their 80s or beyond.” Employees and business owners are remaining in the workforce past retirement age in attempt to support health and living expenses. Consequently, retiring by age 65 is becoming less popular for older adults in today's society.

Retirement in Todays Workforce

“The survey finds that half of respondents say they lose sleep over their financial worries. If money were not a concern, they say they would spend time volunteering or traveling, and almost half of those in the workforce would quit their job.”, documents the AARP. Employer contributions for healthcare coverage and personal financial obligations are among the top motivating for factors when considering retirement. Fortunately, it’s never too late for retirement planning. Taking small steps towards financial security generates empowerment and positive outcomes. Making time for people and activities you enjoy adds meaning and fulfillment while working towards retirement goals.     

This article is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide advice or direct client decisions. Financial suggestions should be discussed with a professional who specializes in retirementment prior to implenting any ideas discussed in this article. 

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Using Setbacks As Springboards For Success

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Setbacks are a natural propensity in leadership and business development. It would be great if a vaccine provided immunity from potential failures. Until then, we all face challenges that can shake us at our core. Rather than allowing setbacks to halt professional growth, use such experiences as a springboard to manifest influential outcomes. Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Failure is not the end, but rather provides an opportunity for significant transformation.

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Things to Consider When Writing a Thank-You Letter

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First impressions can create a lasting impact. This is true in today’s competitive business world as jobseekers strive to shine among other potential candidates. Dressing professional and drafting an impressive resume are essentials to get an interview. Doing so shows enthusiasm and seriousness for the occupational opportunity being presented. Most employers expect job candidates to have a presentable resume, professional attire, and arrive 10- 15 minutes before the scheduled interview. What many businesses are not expecting is a thank-you letter from every job applicant. Writing a thank-you letter can seem trivial, yet it can positively enhance job opportunities.

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7 Strategies to Excel in Your Career

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Career growth is a continuous process requiring dedication, learning, and evaluation of professional aspirations. Some individuals are content with standard occupational roles, while others pursue career advancements. For those seeking to grow in their profession, a few simple strategies can be the key to exceling in your career.

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Effects of Extended Work Hours on Employee Health and Productivity

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Most of us are familiar with jobs offering overtime hours extending beyond a 40-hour work week. For entrepreneurs and employees creating their schedule, working long hours is often the norm, making it difficult to disengage mentally from work. In turn many employees. Electronic devices intended to increase productivity are being used throughout the day, evening, and on weekends for work-related responsibilities. There are great benefits in using technology, yet it’s crucial to diligently balance work and social life. Whether you work a fixed schedule or different hours of the day employee safety begins with education. Taking positive steps when working extended hours promotes health, safety, and work productivity.

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