February 25, 2021

5 ways to build trust between business and IT

You’re not invited to strategic meetings. When you make recommendations, business leaders seek second opinions from consultants, their peers, or the latest magazine article. Users insist they have to have their chosen brand of software because they’re sure your standardized apps won’t meet their needs. Meanwhile, your IT team complains about the requests they get, and wants your permission to refuse or ignore them.

It’s not a pretty picture, but all these familiar frustrations are symptoms of the same problem: Trust has broken down between IT and the business.

“The moment you have a situation where there is pressure, that’s

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Amid $15 minimum wage debate, small business owners and minimum wage workers divided

On any given weekday, more than a hundred children can be found skipping and cackling throughout the halls of the First Baptist Church of Umatilla, Florida. One of the services the church offers is a nonprofit child care facility and it is taken advantage of by many who live in this small Florida city that serves as the “Gateway” to the Ocala National Forest.

“Families need this to work,” explained

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5 factors that affect home insurance rates

Shop around to see if your home insurance rate can be cheaper. (iStock)

Several factors can increase your home insurance costs, but consumers can shop around and bundle their rates to slash them.

Comparing multiple insurance quotes can potentially save you hundreds of dollars per year. And, ​it’s so easy to get a free quote in minutes​ through Credible’s partners here.

What causes insurance rates to go up?

The environment in your neighborhood can change over time, increasing your risk of flooding and being impacted by wildfires and earthquakes. If you live in a rural area, the closure

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Don’t ignore “lockdown fatigue”, UK watchdog tells finance bosses

LONDON (Reuters) – Staff at financial firms in Britain are suffering from “lockdown fatigue” and their bosses are not always making sure all employees can speak up freely about their problems, the Financial Conduct Authority said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: An empty table and chairs are seen in an office building in Canary Wharf, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo

Many staff at financial companies have been working from home since Britain went into its first lockdown in March last year to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

One year on, the

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Should Retirees Pay Off Their Mortgage or Invest the Money? It Depends on the Math

These days, if you want to pay off your mortgage when you retire, you’re going to take a lot of flak.

That is because mortgage rates are currently at whistle-inspiring lows—the average rate across 30-year fixed loans in December was 2.93%, according to mortgage technology provider ICE Mortgage Technology. If you itemize and get tax a deduction for mortgage interest, you’re paying even less to borrow money.

Meanwhile, if you were to invest the money instead of paying off the note, you’re likely to make a lot more. Over the last 10 years, portfolios invested 60% in stocks and 40%

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Rates on personal loans climb slightly

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The latest trends in interest rates for personal loans from the Credible marketplace, updated weekly. (iStock)

Well-qualified borrowers seeking personal loans during the week of Feb. 15, 2021 prequalified at rates that were slightly higher than a week ago, on average.

For borrowers with credit scores of 720 or higher who used the Credible marketplace

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