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Alaska Airlines again tops passenger satisfaction rankings among traditional air carriers

“Alaska Airlines, in ever-tighter competition with Delta Air Lines, held on for the 11th year in a row to its top ranking among traditional North American carriers in the annual J.D. Power passenger satisfaction survey” writes Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com. These airlines actually had higher passenger satisfaction scores than the traditional carriers.Alaska Airlines held on for the 11th year in a row to its top ranking among traditional North American carriers in an annual passenger satisfaction survey, with Delta Air Lines close behind in second place.North American airlines today generally…

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How to create a meaningful financial plan

“Financial life planners (Registered Life Planners who carry the RLP designation in addition to their financial training credentials) do these types of exercises with their clients” writes Dayana Yochim for marketwatch.com. Goal satisfaction without life satisfaction happens when a financial plan is built solely to achieve money objectives.All financial planning starts with setting goals — coming up with a wish list of concrete objectives with price tags and “achieve by” dates. Here are five questions to answer first.) But money shouldn’t be the sole driver of any financial planning process.These things…

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The real downside of making more money, according to a new study

“People who report making a higher income tend to face higher levels of stress at work and don’t necessarily experience higher job satisfaction, according to career platform LinkedIn” writes Zameena Mejia for cnbc.com. Even millionaires will tell you that making more money does not necessarily lead to a happier life and certainly not a stress-free one.While a third of Americans say they are constantly stressed about their finances, new data finds that making more money can actually do harm as well as good.Although millennials report the least amount of stress…

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Study reveals more money totally causes more problems

“Fifty-two percent of Baby Boomers (aged 53 and up) reported stress on the job, followed by Millennials at just 44 percent” writes Meera Jagannathan for nypost.com. Making more money can mean more stress, according to a LinkedIn Learning study released Tuesday.But even with their lower-stress status, millennials reported the lowest job satisfaction (72 percent), compared to Gen Xers (76 percent) and Boomers (78 percent).And while the gender pay gap may persist, this survey found virtually no disparity in stress or job satisfaction levels for men and women.Gen Xers — defined…

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The New Health Care: Fighting Over Chores? Spend Some Money, Save the Marriage

“On one of those weekends, they were randomly assigned to spend the money on something that would save them time (like going out to eat instead of cooking)” writes Austin Frakt for nytimes.com. But just to be sure that buying time tends to cause greater life satisfaction, the researchers conducted a randomized experiment.In fact, the researchers found a stronger relationship between satisfaction and buying time among lower-income groups. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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Texting repair info boosts sales, satisfaction

“This [tool] really empowers the customer,” Angle said, and allows them to better understand the service being provided” writes Larry P for autonews.com. If they do, the service adviser can provide regular status updates.An Audi spokesman said that about 10 percent of Audi stores now use texting to communicate with service customers, a number that’s been growing steadily.He says that while the texting strategy makes his department more efficient, the customer is the real beneficiary.And for Audi of Wallingford, about 12 miles northeast of New Haven, learning to rely on…

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A new study reveals how much money you really need to be happy — and it’s less than you think

“Money is only a part of what really makes us happy, and we’re learning more about the limits of money,” Jebb said” writes Jeremy Berke for businessinsider.com. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson A new study reveals that money really can buy happiness — but only up to a certain point.Beyond that income level, the researchers found that the old adage of ‘More money, more problems’ actually holds true.Researchers found the optimal income level for happiness and life satisfaction. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Sexual satisfaction makes you more likely to cheat

“Those with higher levels of attentional disengagement (avoiding thinking about a potential romantic partner’s attractiveness) and evaluative devaluation (downplaying the potential partner’s attractiveness in their mind) were less likely to cheat” writes Olivia Petter for independent.co.uk. The same was not true for men, who were conversely more likely to cheat when their partners were less attractive.Surprisingly, they found that those who were satisfied with sex in their relationship were more likely to cheat on their partner, possibly because they “felt more positive about sex in general”, the study suggests.The research…

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Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire creating new healthcare company

“The ballooning costs of [healthcare] act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy,” Buffett said in a prepared statement” writes Associated Press for latimes.com. Rather, we share the belief that putting our collective resources behind the country’s best talent can, in time, check the rise in health costs while concurrently enhancing patient satisfaction and outcomes.”.  Source: latimes.com Share This:

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