Employers, Take Note: Here’s What Employees Really Want

Originally Published in ForbesAshley Stahl

It’s no secret that employers are getting creative in recruiting and retaining strong talent. Amazon recently announced they’re testing a 30-hour workweek. Airbnb gives employees a $2,000 stipend annually to travel. Netflix recently began offering one year of parental leave to both salaried and hourly employees. In what has been a tough job market over the past several years, many employers simply can’t offer employees the one thing that is most important to them: money. So employers that can’t pay but still need strong talent have started beefing up their benefits packages and offering various other incentives. And it seems that they’re on the right track—57% of respondents in a recent survey said benefits and perks play a major role when deciding whether to pursue a particular job. So … Read More

How Millennials Spend Their Money (Hint: Experiences Trump Possessions)

Originally Published in ForbesAshley Stahl

A good chunk of my client base consists of millennials who have tough relationships with money… And for good reason. They want it, they know it’s out there, but they feel like they never have enough of it. They want to find their dream job, but they know they need to pay the bills, and they’re trying to figure out how (or even if) they can have both. (Hint: they can!) I get it. I’ve been there. I’ve lived it, and I see it every day in my work. Millennials have really been dealt a tough hand. They came of age during the worst recession our nation has experienced in decades, and they’re still shouldering an immense amount of student loan debt. They’re putting off … Read More

4 Things You Should Know About Sexual Harassment At Work And What To Do If It Happens To You

Originally Published in ForbesAshley Stahl

The video recently leaked by Access Hollywood of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women is shining a renewed spotlight on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. In the aftermath of the video, 11 women have spoken out and accused Trump of sexually harassing them, and many of the incidents occurred in the context of business interactions. The various allegations of sexual misconduct by Bill Clinton over the years are also resurfacing in the media as a result of the events of the past several weeks. Politics aside, it is crystal clear that we still have a major problem with sexual harassment in this country and that it is more prevalent than many of us would like to think. A recent study also … Read More

Millennial Investors: Killing It At Retirement, Not So Much With The Stock Market

Originally Published in ForbesAshley Stahl

Millennials are frequently criticized for their lack of financial stability, although such criticism is, for the most part, undeserved. Not only did this generation come of age during a crushing financial crisis, they are also weighed down by more student loan debt than any other generation has ever had. They’re not the lazy, entitled generation that so many paint them to be. They’ve experienced challenges unlike any other generation has had to endure, and they’re proving their resilience in overcoming these tremendous challenges, even though it has meant making sacrifices like foregoing buying cars and homes and delaying moving out of mom and dad’s house. However, one area that Millennials admittedly need some improvement financially is in investing. Given the financial challenges that Millennials face, … Read More