May 15, 2021

What Crisis Negotiation Can Teach Business Leaders About Discussing Money

Michelle is a financial advisor and the founder of MichelleAB, a lifestyle platform that enables change-makers to achieve financial freedom.

As the leader of a business or an entrepreneur, how do you talk to yourself about money? Are you empathetic and gentle with yourself? Or do you sound more like a strict, overbearing parent?

There’s a good chance that if you believe the worst thing someone could find out about you is that you don’t have it all going on when it comes to money in general or even the financial state of your company, your self-talk might

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How Elon Musk’s Neurodiversity Comment Showed The Power Of Getting Personal

Elon Musk’s every word and action makes a huge impact on business (witness the Bitcoin announcement recently). But even more interesting was his Saturday Night Live cold open, in which he revealed he has ‘Asperger’s Syndrome’. In mere seconds, Musk did what so many autistic people have tried to do for years, he built awareness of neurodiversity

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Tennessee’s Williamson County remains top business destination

Williamson County still looms large for businesses and families looking to grow as the region and nation look toward post-pandemic economic recovery. 

Local leaders shared that message at Williamson Inc.’s eighth annual Outlook Williamson event Wednesday and explained why Williamson has become an attractive destination for both employers and their employees.

Speakers discussed supporting businesses that make Williamson their new or added home, as well as the factors that will come into play in a post-pandemic world, when people consider both where to live and work. 

A top place to work from home

Matt Largen, CEO of Williamson Inc., kicked

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How to Keep Health Insurance After Losing Your Job

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One of the worst problems of losing your job is having to deal with finding healthcare coverage. Fortunately, you have some options, although there are trade-offs with quality and price. Here’s a look at what you can do.

Option 1: How to sign up for an Obamacare health plan

A bronze plan may have high deductibles for medical services, but they will protect you from unexpected high-cost scenarios that can ruin you financially. Even though it’s the lowest-tier plan, it can cost a lot, between $200-400 a month; however, the good

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EXCLUSIVE Personal finance startup NerdWallet files for U.S. IPO -sources

An undated handout image of the NerdWallet mobile app. NerdWallet/Handout via REUTERS

NerdWallet Inc, the owner of the eponymous consumer financial advice website, has confidentially submitted paperwork to U.S. regulators for an initial public offering (IPO), people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

NerdWallet has hired a group of investment banks, led by Morgan Stanley (MS.N), to arrange the IPO and is aiming to go public before the end of the year, the sources said. The San Francisco-based company could seek a valuation of as much as $5 billion, two of the sources added.

The sources cautioned that the

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theSkimm is now a trusted source for money advice for women

Millennial-centric media company theSkimm, best known for its breezily written news digests, is broadening its personal finance offerings. In addition to a weekly Skimm Money newsletter and a dedicated finance vertical on its website (sample headline “Let’s Talk About Why Everyone’s Crazy for Crypto”) the brand recently concluded its first virtual event series, which focused on issues such as budgeting and investing. More than 77,000 people registered. Fast Company recently spoke with theSkimm cofounders and co-CEOs Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg about their efforts to help millennial women navigate money and career, and their own journeys as millennial entrepreneurs. Edited

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