CUNY Work/Life Program – Winter Newsletter

December 2011

The CUNY Work/Life Program, Corporate Counseling Associates has just released their 2011 LifeLines Winter Newsletter, featuring important topics such as:

Home For the Holidays – Ten Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need Help

The holidays may be one of the few times during the year that adults and their older relatives spend time together.  Please take this time to observe if your older family members are showing signs that they might need help or a change in their living situation.

Smart Tips for Holiday Shopping

It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of the holiday season, but gift giving, entertaining and holiday celebrations can mean bad news for your finances.  Keeping these ten tips in mind can help to make sure you get what you paid for and avoid starting the New Year off in the red.

Boomerang Kids – Setting Some Rules When Adult Children Come Back to the Roost

The kids are back.  According to the Wall Street Journal (Sept 13, 2011), the number of adult children living with their parents has increased more than 25% since the start of the recession.

These “boomerang” children are asking to borrow the car, eating whatever they find in the refrigerator and hogging the remote.  The reasons they have come back home to live can be anything from an inability to find a job to a divorce.

Safe Surfing on Public Wi-Fi

It’s everywhere – free Wi-Fi in coffee shops, libraries, airports and hotels – but is it safe to use? We’ve grown accustomed to the convenience of Internet access everywhere we go, but there is a risk of having your personal information hacked on networks that aren’t secure.

For more information on any of these topics, please contact the Work/Life Program at 800-833-8707 or log on to www.cuny.edu/worklife . Trained professional counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide free and confidential assistance.