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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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  • Millennial Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2019
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    2019 Brings Millennial Buyers. Are You Ready?

    The 2018 housing market was a roller coaster ride of highs and lows. It started off strong with low mortgage rates and escalating home prices. But rising interest rates, a…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Striking the Right Life Balance Can Re-energize You
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    Striking the Right Balance Can Re-energize Your Life

    Being busy seems to be the newest symbol of status and importance. If you're not juggling your phone, laptop, dozens of projects at work, and multiple volunteer commitments at your…

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  • 3 Inspiring Accountants to Motivate You in the New Year
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    3 Inspirational Accountants to Motivate You in the New Year

    With 2019 just around the corner, chances are you’ve started reflecting on the past year and making resolutions for the future. To help inspire you as you prepare your New…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Our Top Mobile Apps for Lawyers
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    Mobile Apps That’ll Make Your Legal Career Easier

    Complete everyday tasks on the go. Client meetings. Travel. Court appearances. Emails. Long phone calls. Document reviews. Research. Sound familiar? If your typical day contains any of the above items,…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Don’t Let Holiday Stress Make You the Grinch

    Ready or not, the holidays are upon us. For many, “Tis the season to be jolly,” but for others, “Bah, humbug.” The difference in mood could depend on your expectations…

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  • The Myth of Real Estate Flipping for Profit
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    The Myth of Flipping Property for Passive Profit

    Ah… is there anything better than making a few (thousand) easy bucks doing something that’s already in your career’s wheelhouse? Thanks in part to television shows like those found on…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

    “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha As Buddha famously put it, you are worthy of your own love. In a…

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  • I Quit Streaming TV for One Month and This Is What Happened
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    I Quit Streaming TV for One Month and This Is What Happened

    It was a Sunday in September. I decided to ease into the day with an episode of Shameless. “Just one episode,” I lied to myself, “and then I’ll be productive.”…

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    Healthy Homes

    Rethinking how we live indoors and out. Most of us equate our homes with warmth, safety, and security. It's often the one place we feel most comfortable and able to…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Counting the Cost: CPAs and Cybercrime

    Don’t get caught off guard. Our economy grows more reliant on technology by the day, and there’s no sign of it slowing down. While our hyperconnected world provides plenty of…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    A Call to Action: Embrace Innovation

    As the legal industry continues to change, creativity will be key to survival. It’s no secret that lawyers are witnessing a rapid metamorphosis in the industry. Changes in the economy,…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Is Technology Taking Over Your Life? Here’s How to Fix It.

    The average person checks their cell phone over 100 times a day. Over 100 times a day. Now, think of when you’re checking your phone... Possibly while you’re eating dinner…

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    Do You Have the Right?

    Listing photography licensing and use. In our digital world, pictures are used more and more to communicate a feeling, a look, or even a message. A post to social media…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Law and Luxury: The Rise of Concierge Services

    As society evolves, so do client needs. The legal field has roots dating back to ancient Greco-Roman times. But while some aspects of law practice will remain consistent no matter…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • 6 Practical Tips for Managing the Generation Z Accountant
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    6 Practical Tips for Managing the Generation Z Accountant

    Your accounting firm is in a good place. You've finally figured out how to manage millennials, and now, you have three (or more!) generations working together in relative harmony. But…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    4 Ways Connecting with Your Neighbors Can Improve Your Life

    A couple of years ago, I was walking through my neighborhood toward my town's singular coffee shop, a trip I'd made at least a hundred times since moving there three…

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    Healthy Relationships Could Extend Your Life

    What’s the secret to a long, happy life? Many have searched high and low for an easy answer to this baffling question. But, what if I told you I found…

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