Is Home The New Office?

The office is dead and remote working is the future, or so they say. By forcing people to work from home, the coronavirus pandemic has opened businesses’ eyes to new ways of working – and the office doesn’t feature.  Twitter and Square have given employees permission to work from home “forever”, while organizations such as Mondelez, Nationwide and Barclays have …

A Guide to Pandemic Scams, and What Not to Fall For

Never have we been so attractive as targets for fraudsters and scammers as we are right now. That’s because the uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic has created more opportunities for robocallers, hackers and other thieves. For one thing, millions of people are filing new claims for unemployment benefits and awaiting stimulus checks. So when a phone call or an email …

6 Smart Moves if You Get Laid Off Before You Were Planning to Retire

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown many older workers’ plans into disarray, as they lose their jobs before they’d planned to retire. April saw the highest monthly job loss on record: 20.5 million jobs. Overall unemployment jumped to 14.7%, the highest since the Great Depression. For people age 55 and older, unemployment surged from 3.3% in March to 13.6% in April, …

The COVID-19 Crisis Must Accelerate The Transformation Of Retirement Savings

Few things have had as sudden and dramatic an impact on the lives of individuals and the health of the global economy as the coronavirus pandemic. Seemingly overnight, our daily routines are upended, our financial well-being is called into question, and fear is giving hope a run for its money. Governments around the world have aggressively stepped in to address …

My Retirement Plan Is You: When Mom Moves In

Sian-Pierre Regis, 35, is used to living with roommates. For the past 10 years, he has split the rent on his apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City with two (in some cases, three) friends. But in June, he’s getting a co-tenant of a different sort: his 78-year-old mother, Rebecca Danigelis. “I don’t think either of us expected …

No, Your Retirement Savings Haven’t Been “Decimated”

“Retirement accounts have been decimated by the recent stock market crash.” I heard this statement recently from a professional who really should know better. While the recent stock market volatility is indeed disturbing, the reality of the situation for most workers and retirees is that there’s no need to panic. Let’s see why by looking at the retirement resources available …

Here’s What to Trim (and What Not to Touch) From Your Budget Right Now

YOUR FINANCES MAY BE TIGHT, BUT THERE ARE HELPFUL CHANGES YOU CAN MAKE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN. So much has already been cut out of my life in the past month. Restaurant meals, birthday parties, a trip to Joshua Tree, haircuts, yoga classes — even a priceless hug from a friend. But when my work dried up overnight in early …

What Is Your Response Style To Change?

How do you respond to change? I assumed people’s response to the significant change we’re all facing now would be pretty uniform, but I have been wrong. My friends and colleagues in New York City are feeling a little claustrophobic, but my coaching client in the Midwest is happily productive while hanging out at her boyfriend’s house (they do not …