3 signs that your coworker may be struggling with mental health issues

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A clinical psychologist notes that when we no longer encounter people in the office, we need to be more proactive to detect the red flags that indicate mental health issues. The COVID-19 outbreak and its implications are causing an increase in employees’ stress levels and symptoms of depression and anxiety . The lack of social interactions coupled with financial and professional uncertainty is difficult for most people, resulting in work-related stress. Read Full Story

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Webinar: Don’t let the downturn stop you from making a financial plan

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Betterment founder and CEO Jon Stein will offer practical advice on financial planning, even in a middle of an economic crisis. It may seem counterintuitive to launch or revise your financial plan in the middle of a major economic downturn, but experts say now is a perfect time for young professionals to assess their financial goals. Indeed, money management company Betterment has seen growth in customers since March, when the slowdown started, and more people are depositing funds than withdrawing them, says Jon Stein, the company’s founder and CEO. Stein will share his insights on saving, investing, dealing with debt, and more during a special Fast Company webinar on Wednesday, May 6, at 11 a.m. EST. (You may register here for the free session, a Fast Company Innovation Festival virtual event.) Stein knows a thing or two about managing in a downturn. He founded the robo-advisor (a new breed of …

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Fidelity executive: Young investors are engaged, but women remain risk-averse

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Kathleen Murphy, president of personal investing at Fidelity Investments, describes her efforts to bring more young women into the fold. Early-career professionals are defying the conventional wisdom that young people aren’t thinking about financial planning. Kathleen Murphy, president of personal investing at financial services giant Fidelity Investments, says investors in their 20s and early 30s generally have a proactive attitude about money—though young women still lag their male counterparts when it comes to confidence in investing. Murphy recently spoke with Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta about the role of technology in financial planning and her efforts to bring more young women into the fold. The following interview has been edited for length and clarity. Read Full Story

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