Author: JJ Watt, Partner

Are you a full-time worker worried about the current recession’s long-term effects? If so, you are not alone. Many hard-working adults are concerned about the recent worsening of the economy, particularly the record high rate of inflation, sagging stock market, soaring gas prices, and shortages of common grocery items. Is there a way to fight the potentially negative effects of the current recession?  The good news is that consumers can do plenty to ward off the worst of the worst. In many cases, it’s possible to make a few painless lifestyle changes that take the sting out of super-high grocery…

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If you have found inflation is causing your money to be spread a bit thinner than you would like, you are not the only one. Many people are finding their finances are in worse condition than before prices rose so high. If you are feeling concerned about the state of your money, there are steps you can take to adjust your money a bit. Deal with Student Loan Debt If you still owe money from school, you could consider getting it refinanced. As interest rates rise, it becomes more expensive to borrow money, so this is a great time to…

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If you polled business owners from a wide range of industries about what they wanted most from their employees and their operations, chances are one of the most common answers would be productivity. These days, it is all about how to get to the finish line in the most sensical way. Owners and managers want to ensure that targets are being met, while employees want to ensure that they are prioritizing a work-life balance. Both desires are important for a successful business and deserve attention. Compared to the start of the COVID pandemic, many would argue that the business landscape…

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Is Q4 of 2021 a wise or foolish time to get involved in the equities markets? A quick look at the major index charts can offer a pretty good answer to that question. You'd think that amid a global pandemic that refuses to go away, a new surge of inflation in most of the major world economies, and massive supply chain problems all over the globe, that investing in the securities markets might be a not so smart decision. However, objective data points in the opposite direction. One needs to just take a glance at the one-year or six-month charts…

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Wouldn't it be nice to have better all-around team productivity from your web help desk? A help desk that is up to speed can do all sorts of valuable things, like deliver lightning-fast support responses to all your internal customers, save time for all team members by offering a vast knowledge base, and much more. But getting an excellent web help desk up and running isn't as easy as wishing it to be. The task calls for specific skills, determination, and a mission-oriented attitude on the part of those who set up the help desk. One of the core functions,…

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Graduate school involves a huge commitment of time and money, so if you've decided to go, you want to be successful. While you can build on some of the strengths you may have developed as an undergraduate, getting your master's degree or your doctorate is far more demanding. The tips below can help you thrive in your program. Applying and paying for it Of course, the first step is getting into school in the first place. This is a competitive process, so how do you prepare the best application you can? First, research the universities you're applying to. Get a…

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