The Post-graduation Boomerang: Tips for Moving Back In with Mom and Dad

Over the recent years, we often hear about “the boomerang generation,” or the increasing number of young adults who briefly move out only to “boomerang” back to living with their parents. A 2011 survey by the Pew Research Center shows this is a social trend on the steady incline, with more than half (53%) of the 18-to-24-year-old population, mainly recent college graduates, currently living at … Continue reading The Post-graduation Boomerang: Tips for Moving Back In with Mom and Dad

The bottom-line on benefits and your bottom-line

Over the past 3 weeks, we have discussed the importance of several key employee benefits – health insurance, the retirement plan, and disability insurance. There are MANY more possible benefits to consider, and every employer will offer a different combination. The best advice?  Take your time, ask questions, and enroll in all of the benefits that help you earn and protect your income– and help … Continue reading The bottom-line on benefits and your bottom-line

Advice for recent grads – part three

A terrific employee benefit plan is designed to help employees earn and protect income and build financial security.  That said, disability insurance is an important consideration and often a part of the offering. Disability insurance helps to protect your income in case you are unable to work for an extended period due to illness or injury.  Typically, disability insurance replaces a percentage of your lost … Continue reading Advice for recent grads – part three

Advice for College Graduates – Part Two

To continue with our series, there are more benefits to look into at your first job, other than your health insurance policy (which we discussed last week).  Although your working days are just beginning, it is never too early to think about your retirement. Ask about your company’s retirement plan immediately. The most common account is called a 401(k) plan. The majority of working Americans … Continue reading Advice for College Graduates – Part Two

Advice for Recent Graduates – Part One

College has come to an end, but your career is just beginning!  When you have landed your first post-college, full-time job, you will most likely have access to an employee benefits plan.   This benefits plan can represent a tremendous value to you, yet many recent graduates do not take full advantage of some of these benefits.  Maximizing these benefits can be critical in managing your … Continue reading Advice for Recent Graduates – Part One