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Frontline Supervisor: Extracurricular Activities in the Workplace

Q. A group of my employees is swapping investment ideas and trading online. I don’t know if they trade with company computers, but I suspect they do. Conflicts have emerged, and I’m worried about the boundaries of this activity. Can BJC EAP help?

Online Shopping Tips

Shopping online is easy and sometimes faster than finding what you want at the local mall. With just a few clicks, your order is processed and your purchase could be on your doorstep the next day. That is, unless you clicked on an ad that was really a scam.

Five Ways to Spot a Tax Scam

The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. 


     

    Should You Believe That Review?

    Ever hear an expert review on a news segment or talk show? The experts might recommend a number of products and claim they’ve tried out the products themselves — and they’re experts appearing on reputable programs — so they must know what they’re talking about, right? Since they’re portrayed as independent reviewers, you may be more likely to believe what they say.

    Reverse Mortgages: Are They Right for You?

    A reverse mortgage is a special type of home loan that lets you convert a portion of the equity in your home into cash. Here are some frequently asked questions about this new way that seniors can gain increased financial security.

    Financial Planning for Aging Parents

    Just as it is important to be concerned about the health and safety of the aging members of your family, it is equally as important to be concerned about their finances. Making a financial plan that anticipates serious situations will protect and enhance their future. 

    Take Action to Manage Financial Stress

    In the current economic climate of job loss, bankruptcy and foreclosure, more people are facing financial challenges. In a recent poll, 70 percent of Americans reported that they are worried about money.