February 2018

Common tax mistakes to avoid in 2018

(BPT) - Life changes - getting married, having a baby, buying or selling a home, sending a child off to college or retiring - often come wit...

Here's how the tax reform plan could affect you

(BPT) - With the newly passed tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), now is the time to start thinking about how this will affec...

Hitting the road? Stay connected on the go

(BPT) - Traveling but worried about being disconnected? Don't worry, you aren't alone. In fact, plenty of other road warriors are ma...

Deeper than grassroots: Playing field surfacing decisions go beyond looks

(BPT) - Often an afterthought for spectators, the choice of playing surface - natural vs. artificial - is a major decision for sports teams ...

Buckle up for the new passenger economy

(BPT) - A hundred years ago, few thought that the clunky automobile that broke down so often would ever replace a horse. In the 1970s, peopl...

Thoughtful Gifts For Colleagues: 4 Easy Steps to Create Delight

(BPT) - It's that time of year when employees are seeking meaningful and appropriate holiday gifts for their coworkers and clients. Whil...

Don't get hacked! Time to get serious about password safety

Top tips for locking down your online security (BPT) - We all know hiding your house key under the doormat is a terrible idea, but we do it ...

Growing your business? These 3 financing mistakes can cost you big

(BPT) - Starting a business can be tough. Growing one can be even harder. Dr. Nacondus Gamble knows this all too well. After her optometry p...

5 tips for working adults returning to college

(BPT) - Most working professionals want to advance their skills, land that promotion and get a raise. However, some 36 million adults face a...

5 ways travel will change in 2018

(BPT) - As international travel gains popularity each year, new destinations are added to bucket lists and new travel gadgets and accessorie...

'Untold Stories of the Desegregation of Baseball' documentary premieres

(BPT) - Did you know, that as a young man, Abraham Lincoln was a formidable wrestler and out of 300 matches, only lost one? Or that Congress...

Would direct sales work for you?

(BPT) - The Federal Reserve Board discovered in a survey of working Americans that nearly half of U.S. adults don't have enough cash on ...

How you can improve your FICO Score

(BPT) - Anyone who has tried to borrow money to purchase a car, buy a home or open a revolving line of credit may be familiar with the term ...

Science-based suggestions for self-confidence

(BPT) - A recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world. T...

Make 2018 the year of helping veterans

(BPT) - For many of us, the new year is the perfect time to make resolutions that improve our own lives. What if, this year, your resolution...

Help yourself by helping others: Make a commitment to volunteer

(BPT) - Did you know that 35,000 hours of volunteering is the equivalent of working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year with no days off for 17...

Creative arts help veterans reclaim their voice

(BPT) - For Angela Walker, music was her first love, her passion and her whole identity. "Once a singer, always a singer," she oft...

Growing need for ag expertise: Not all high-paid careers are on the farm

(BPT) - (BPT) - As the farming industry faces growing consolidation in the U.S., one might get the impression fewer jobs are now available i...

Simple ways to give back all year long

(BPT) - The old saying, "It is better to give than receive," is never better illustrated than during the holiday season when gift ...

A culture of care helps health care professionals thrive

(BPT) - Is your workplace a nurturing professional environment, or does competition and rank often override camaraderie and support?In order...