JMG Career Fair in Dexter

Last year that expanded to the Ridge View Community School. Tuesday they held their first career fair, to let the middle school students know what their future could look like. “We have found in talking with employers that it’s important to reach kids at the middle school level” said the JMG Specialist at Ridge View…

What The Next Generation Of Freelancers Will Look Like

As the freelance revolution continues to gather steam, the attitudes and preferences of the next generation of successful freelancers is surely a topic of interest.  While there is no singular source of insight, we can certainly draw some inferences from the surveys of various talent platforms like Upwork, Toptal, and Flexing It, and from the emerging research…

Events, remote work create career opportunities in rural locales

In early April, events professionals around the world observed Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), an annual celebration focusing on the impact of business meetings, conventions and trade shows on events, a $325 billion industry in the United States. Of 10,000, just 13 of the celebrants with the esteemed Certified Meeting Professional designation (CMP) reside in…

How To Marie Kondo A Career You No Longer Love

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you’ve heard of Marie Kondo. You’ve probably already binged watched the entire season of her new show on Netflix and have considered decluttering and tidying up your own home. But while Marie Kondo believes your home should spark joy, I believe the same goes for your career.…

Engaging with Your Professional Organization

Conference season is in full swing and this means that many graduate students are or soon will be traveling, some of them to their first conference. These conference experiences are incredibly valuable, providing opportunities for networking, hearing about new work in your field, and, of course, visiting book exhibits. Yet, while many graduate students are…

How To Encourage More Independent Thinking

When I need to make a big decision at work, I often turn to team members for help. But I do so cognizant of the pitfalls of “groupthink,” a term psychologist Irving Janis coined back in 1972. Groupthink is the tendency to make decisions based on consensus, even if, individually, group members may find those decisions to…

LTHS Hosts College, Career Planning Night

For students looking for more information on college and careers after high school, you can attend an event at LTHS East. The Lockport Township High School Guidance Department will host a Guide to College and Career Planning Night on Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Check-in is at the LTHS East Campus…

Career Planning Is a Talent Imperative

Talent mobility is training the employees you already have to fill new positions that will help meet business objectives, said Ben Eubanks, SHRM-SCP, principal analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, a human capital research and advisory services firm. Speaking at the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 Talent Conference & Exposition, he added, “In short,…

What Is a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)?

What Is a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)?

In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to borrow any money because you’d always have enough. In reality, there are times when you don’t have the cash for your child’s tuition bill, your own student loan payments or other bills. To get some relief, it’s possible to leverage the equity you’ve already built up in your home…

NerdWallet Picks The Best Discount Brokers for 2019

NerdWallet Picks The Best Discount Brokers for 2019

The personal finance site, NerdWallet.com has made its annual selection of the best discount brokers for the new year, 2019. Who is considered a discount broker? According to NerdWallet, it’s any online broker that offers low fees for trading stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds and offers a low or no minimum dollar amount requirement…

Business Interruption Insurance Basics

Business Interruption Insurance Basics

Business interruption insurance can be as vital to your survival as a business as fire insurance. Most people would never consider opening a business without buying insurance to cover damage due to fire and windstorms. But too many small business owners fail to think about how they would manage if a fire or other disaster…

How To Pay For College With A 529 Savings Plan

How To Pay For College With A 529 Savings Plan

Let’s face it, planning for your family’s future is hard work. There are an unlimited number of variables in play, and even the most thought out plans can get thrown out the window. When it comes to saving for your child’s education, it is up to you to decide what is best. If you’re anything…

8 Questions To Ask Before Buying Auto Insurance

8 Questions To Ask Before Buying Auto Insurance

The vehicle you own, your personal priorities and your budget all factor into your unique auto insurance needs. Before comparing policies and insurers, evaluate how you use your car and what risks you face to figure out what options make the best sense for you. 1. How much do you drive? Do you absolutely need…

Auto Insurance Basics—Understanding Your Coverage

Auto Insurance Basics—Understanding Your Coverage

The basic personal auto insurance mandated by most U.S. states provides some financial protection if you or another driver using your car causes an accident that damages someone else’s car or property, injures someone or both. But to make the best decisions about purchasing other types of auto insurance coverage you might need, you’ll want…

Fuel Cards, Fleet Cards And How To Use Them

Fuel Cards, Fleet Cards And How To Use Them

A fuel card or fleet card is used as a payment card most commonly for gasoline, diesel, and other fuels at gas stations. Fleet cards can also be used to pay for vehicle maintenance and expenses at the discretion of the fleet owner or manager. Fleet cards are unique due to the convenient and comprehensive reporting that accompanies their use.…