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  • What Does Your Workspace Say About You?
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    What Does Your Workspace Say About You?

    Hang on. I'll give you five minutes to tidy up! It's only fair since that's exactly what I did prior to writing this post. I already knew my desk needed…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    The Perfect Blend of Community and Caffeine

    It's no secret that our modern society runs on coffee. In your average city, you'll find a coffee shop on just about every corner. From big-chain coffee shops to mom-and-pop…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Chelsie Phillips, Pearl Insurance
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    Chelsie Phillips, a Vibrant Spirit

    You'd be hard-pressed to find someone at Pearl Insurance who doesn't know Chelsie Phillips. She's known for her larger than life personality, great sense of humor, and infectious energy. Those…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    How to Stay Active at Your Desk Job

    It's 8 a.m. You've made your coffee, settled into your workspace, fired up your computer, and begin checking things off your to-do list. Before you know it, it's lunchtime and…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    How Leaves ‘n Beans Energizes Our Community

    For many of us (myself included), coffee is one of life's greatest pleasures. Washing the dust from my mind with a torrent of sizzling bean brew is often the secret…

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    Heels: Embrace Them or Shun Them?

    Have high heels become an integral accessory in the "boss lady" style in today's workplace or are they still a symbol of a culture that objectifies women and defines standards…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Jill Goett, Pearl Insurance
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    Goett Inspired!

    Psst... got a minute? There's someone I'd like you to meet... but she's got so many facets that I’ll start with a riddle of sorts. What's a smile, laughter, and…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Cybersecurity: A Growing Threat [Infographic]

    In 2018, there were nearly 4 billion Internet users. That's half of the world's population of 7.7 billion. With the Internet growing at an alarming pace, businesses are having a…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Press RESET To Refresh

    Have you ever wished for a rewind button when you miss an event? Just like rewinding your favorite show, you could simply replay what was missed. How about a pause…

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    Negativity Doesn’t Have to Rule Your Life

    Why is it so difficult to overcome negative feelings? From the dawn of history—when man hunted mammoth and shelter was made under a rock—the need to escape danger has been…

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  • The Jock Tax and Other Weird Tax Laws
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    5 Bizarre U.S. Tax Laws

    In your years as an accountant, you’ve likely come across tax laws that have left you furrowing your brow and shaking your head. It’s easy to get frustrated by our…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • How to Boost a Property’s Value with Lawn Care
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    How to Boost a Property’s Value with Lawn Care

    April was National Lawn Care Month. And though the event is now over, recent research shows that yards are too important for real estate professionals to ignore: 79% of Americans…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Our Fair Housing Act Overview for Realtors
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    Raising Awareness of Fair and Equitable Housing Issues

    The Fair Housing Act (FHA) was passed over 50 years ago, but we continue to recognize its importance each year during the month of April. The significance of this legislation…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    The Thrifty Traveler: 4 Low-Cost Alternatives to Hotels

    In February, I introduced a new blog series, The Thrifty Traveler. In case you missed it, each post focuses on ways to save money while satisfying your wanderlust. Last time,…

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  • Life v. Work: Work-Life Integration Tips for Lawyers
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    Your Most Important Win: Life v. Work

    Lawyers are known for their stressful profession—the demanding hours and struggle for work-life balance. That's why being family-friendly has even become a recruiting point for some firms. But what if…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • How Cloud Computing Lifts the Accounting Industry
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    How Cloud Computing Lifts the Accounting Industry

    Last month, the internet turned 30. And while it can be hard to remember life before the World Wide Web, the way the internet has completely transformed businesses across the…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Make the Most of Your Accounting Internship Program
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    How to Ensure a Five-Star Rating for Your Internship Program

    Most of us can probably recall that internship in college when we made coffee, moved boxes, and filed endless stacks of paper. We added it to our resume, but did…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Laughter Is a Serious Matter

    When was the last time you laughed? I mean, really laughed? Was it a giggle, chortle, guffaw... or maybe even a snort? How did it make you feel afterward? If…

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  • Women in Real Estate Who Are Making Waves
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    Women Making Waves in Real Estate

    March is women's month, and we can't let it pass without giving a shout out to all the fierce ladies slaying the real estate industry one property at a time.…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • 5 Benefits of Drinking Water Every Day
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    The Power of One: Making It Rain

    Ever feel the urge to better yourself, only to become overwhelmed by the prospect? After all, self-improvement encompasses the hopes and dreams we have about our future. Trying to transform…

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  • The Future for Women in Law
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    The Future for Women in Law [Infographic]

    What does the future hold for women in law? Check out our infographic to see the current representation of women in the legal field and how law firms are addressing…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • The Thrifty Traveler: How to Travel on a Budget
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    The Thrifty Traveler: How to Save Hundreds on Airfare

    This month, I’m introducing a new blog series entitled The Thrifty Traveler. Each post will tackle a different travel subject—from booking cheap flights, to saving on lodging, to finding deals…

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  • How Volunteering Opportunities Benefit Your Wellness
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    Volunteering: A Two-Way Street

    When we think of volunteering, it's often in the context of not having enough time–time to find something we'd like to do and then to show up. It makes it…

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  • Your Tax Season Survival Guide
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    Your Tax Season Survival Guide

    Tax season officially started on January 28. …cue hair pulling and pillow screaming… Okay, maybe that's over-exaggerating just a bit. But we're sure you've had moments during tax season where…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Boost Sales with Minimalist Staging
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    Boost Sales with Minimalist Staging

    As real estate agents, it's your business to know what's trending in the marketplace, so it's probably not a surprise to hear today's home buyers are attracted to a balance…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Upgrade Your Downtime with These Legal Podcasts
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    Upgrade Your Downtime with These Legal Podcasts

    The life of a lawyer is a busy one. So busy, in fact, that stealing a few minutes for yourself throughout the day can feel impossible. But what about those…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • How to Succeed in the Succession Planning Process
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    Secure Your Future with Effective Succession Planning

    Who Are Your Firm's Future Leaders? For many senior professionals, thinking about who will succeed them and determining their exit plan and next phase of their life often brings about…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    The Silver Bullet for Your Productivity Problems

    Do you ever feel like your attention is being pulled in a hundred different directions? Thanks to our hyperconnected world, staying focused on what matters can be a daunting task.…

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  • Succession Planning for Accounting Firms
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    Future-Proof Your Business with a Succession Plan

    Don’t leave the future to chance. Succession planning has been an important topic for many years, but it's become a bigger concern as Baby Boomers retire. Just look at an…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Surviving Parenthood 101

    Lesson one: Don’t thrive… just survive. When you’re a new parent, it’s extremely difficult to pinpoint exactly how you’re feeling at any given time. Because, if you’re anything like me,…

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