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Month: March 2018

Broker, Consultant or Advisor?

Broker, Consultant, Advisor – which should you choose?  It isn’t the title that matters as much as the approach, expertise, advise and willingness to listen that separates the superior advisors from the merely average.   To get the most value out of your employee benefit program, it is important that you invest as much time in finding the right partner as you do in selecting your benefit plans. For the sake of this article, I am going to use the term “partner” because the title really doesn’t matter.  You want a partner that is focused on your company and your needs, not just meeting a sales quota and checking in with you once a year.  Your partner will want to understand how your company operates, what value it places on the… Read more »

10 Tips for a Healthier Heart

Healthy Heart

Heart health is a hot topic but one many people don’t do much about.  The typical person may have a routine cholesterol screening once a year and if the numbers are high, will find themselves on one or more medications. But what can you do to reduce your risk of a heart attack and potentially eliminate the need for medication in the first place?  Here are ten tips to improve your heart health, and they may even lead to weight loss and increased energy. Y Quit Smoking If you are a smoker, quit.  It is that simple.  It is the single best thing you can do for your heart health. Smoking is one the main causes of coronary heart disease.  After only one year after giving up smoking, your risk of… Read more »

Bigger, Better, Stronger

Failure, Setback, Frustration – those are words none of like this think about or experience.  But in reality, it is going to happen.  Life doesn’t happen in a linear fashion, it is a series of ups and downs, with the goal to continue on an upward trajectory. I have experienced more than my share of setbacks in the past year, but through it all, I try to keep my eyes focused forward and upward, not looking back.  When I do look back, I try to do it through the lens of evaluating what I did right and what I did wrong to affect the ultimate outcome. You often hear the term “fail faster” to indicate that if you aren’t failing, you aren’t trying.  Despite the truth in those words, it… Read more »