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Not all workplaces are OK with employees sporting elaborate Halloween costumes on Oct. 31. But before you throw in the Frankenstein-printed towel on having a hauntingly fun Halloween at work, we've found a few ideas that conjure up the holiday's spirit and may not be too spooky to a conservative office. Run your ideas by your manager and HR before you organize any Halloween activities to make sure that they approve of your plans, and check out these five frighteningly fun ideas!
When it comes to creating a financial plan, being comfortable and honest with your advisor is key. Business Insider has compiled a list of four embarrassing cases that you should always tell your financial advisor about.
One sign of a truly great financial advisor is their ability to stretch and mold your financial plan to fit your life for the long haul.
That doesn't mean you'll need a massive investment overhaul every year or even every five years, but the better-informed your advisor is of major changes in your life, the better she'll be able to strategize and troubleshoot.
"Our objective, as advisors, is to be one of the top three people a client calls when a personal problem occurs," said Avani Ramnani, CFP and director of financial planning for Francis Financial.
"We encourage our clients to call us even if they don’t think that the problem is financially related. This way, if we know about the problem, we can determine the true financial impact of that on our clients."
The problem is, some of the most embarrassing troubles we face in life are exactly the sort of events financial advisors should know about. Here are few scenarios that would warrant a quick call to your advisor:
You've had a run-in with the law. Even something as innocuous as a speeding ticket could upend the carefully stacked house of cards your financial advisor has built for you. "If you’re in a potential liability situation, the advisor should be kept aware," says Heather J. Swob, CFP and wealth advisory manager for Truepoint Inc. "While there are look-back provisions that might keep you from moving assets, the advisor can still provide some valuable advice."
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You'll love how your clothes, linens, and coats smell with the help of these coffee-filter scented sachets. Super absorbent baking soda sucks out bad scents and refreshes the air. And adding your favorite smells takes these little bundles of goodness to the next level. Here's how to make one:
- Place a coffee filter on your work space, fill with one to two tablespoons of baking soda, and top with lovely smelling ingredients. Use last bits of ground or whole seasonings, such as cloves, cinnamon, allspice, or ginger. You can also add fresh herbs, such as lavender, mint, rosemary, or sage.
- Pull the edges of the coffee filter together, and twist. Secure with a length of ribbon, and your sachet is ready to tuck in a drawer, cabinet, or closet. And one of these cuties would also make a fantastic homemade gift. Enjoy the lovely scent that lasts for months and months.
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Be skeptical about advice from successful people: Keep in mind a successful person's path to success isn't necessarily what yours would look like. "For starters, no two situations are alike," says Adams. "Your dreams of creating a dry-cleaning empire won't be helped by knowing that Thomas Edison liked to take naps. Secondly, biographers never have access to the internal thoughts of successful people."
Don't follow your passion: You have to find something stronger than passion that will sustain your drive and ambition because it's easy to be passionate when things are going well. Passion is great, but it needs to be paired with practicality and effort. Adams says, "The [business ventures] that didn't work out — and that would be most of them — slowly drained my passion as they failed." Further, passion also comes when you find success. "Success caused passion more than passion caused success," according to the cartoonist. The lesson to learn here is to chase success, then passion will come.
Forget about goals: Adams says that you should not have goals; instead, you need systems. He says, "The system [is] to continually look for better options." That's because goals aren't that satisfying. If you don't reach your goal, you'll feel discouraged. But if you do reach your goal, you might feel lost and purposeless after your initial high wears off. Always looking for the next best thing means you'll always have something to look forward to.
"What doesn't kill us makes us stronger" is a philosophy for losers: Don't just focus on surviving future challenges after a setback; you need to be proactive and actually make something out of the failure. "I don't want my failures to simply make me stronger, which I interpret as making me better able to survive future challenges," says Adams. "If I find a cow turd on my front steps, I'm not satisfied knowing that I'll be mentally prepared to find some future cow turd. I want to shovel that turd onto my garden and hope the cow returns every week so I never have to buy fertilizer again. Failure is a resource that can be managed."
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