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  • Study: Young Business Professionals Average $26.05 an Hour

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 17, 2017
    A study of what young people make has found that the average millennial working in business and professional services, a category that includes accounting, makes an average of $26.05 per hour, five dollars higher than the overall average of $21.08. 
  • Understanding Millennials an $80M a Year Industry

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 16, 2017
    It's somewhat of a cliche to say that the biggest lessons are given by those you teach, but the sentiment is starting to attract serious attention as older business executives turn to young people for advise on what to make of kids these days. 
  • Study: 'Pumpkin Spice' Flavoring Swells Price Tag Up To 133 Percent

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 13, 2017
    It's not you: an examination of about 200 pumpkin spice-flavored products has found that the anything spiked with this autumnal treat tends to be more expensive. 
  • Networking for People Who Hate Networking

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 12, 2017
    Let's face it: networking events, while potentially great for your career, can also be rather awkward affairs, particularly if you're the shy type. A venture capitalist who previously worked at Google knows this well and recommended some tips for how a more introverted kind of person can make the most out of networking. 
  • Are You In the Job Dangerzone?

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 11, 2017
    While sometimes a firing can be a complete surprise, often being terminated is preceded by a number of signs that can serve as a dire warning for what's about to happen. 
  • Sussing Out Workplace Culture Before Accepting the Job Offer

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 10, 2017
    Work is more than the job and the pay you receive to do it; it's also the overall company culture and how you will react to it. So before you accept that job offer to a place where you'll be spending a significant chunk of your time, you might want to look into what the office culture is like. 
  • With Student Housing Costs Rising, It May Be Cheaper to Just Get a House

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 6, 2017
    College costs are higher than ever, and that includes the cost of student housing. With housing costs alone averaging about $10,000 today, depending on where you go to school it may actually be cheaper to forego campus housing altogether and just get buy a place in the area. 
  • FDA: Love Not a Valid Ingredient

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 5, 2017
    The FDA officially came out against love, at least as an ingredient in, as it sent word to a Massachusetts-based granola company that it cannot list "love" as one of the ingredients in their product. The FDA noted, though, that their main issue with the business was the sanitary conditions in which the granola was made. 
  • I'll Come Up With a Headline for This Article About Procrastination Later

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 4, 2017
    Pretty much everyone struggles with procrastination. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review looks at why this is and what we can do. 
  • Dynamically Actualize Your Business Paradigm to Disrupt Existing Optimizations!

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 3, 2017
    Yeah, I've got no clue what that headline means either. I just took some words found in a neat tool I recently found, the Corporate Gibberish Generator. 
  • Half of Millennials, When Asked What They'd Give Up to Cancel Student Debt, Said Voting

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 2, 2017
    When given an array of options of what they would give up if it meant wiping out all of their student debt, about half of Millennials said that they would forgo voting for the next two presidential elections. 
  • Working From Home Needs Structure to Be Effective

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 28, 2017
    Working from home can certainly cut out a lot of headaches like commuting, but it introduces new ones, like how to stay productive. An article in the Harvard Business Review says that this problem reflects a lack of structure that we typically don't encounter when we get up to go to the office. To work most effectively from home, then, means taking a more structured approach. 
  • Survey: CPAs Feeling Pretty Good About Being CPAs

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 25, 2017
    A survey of more than 5,000 CPAs across the country has found that they're generally feeling pretty good about being CPAs, particularly when it comes to compensation. 
  • 5 Factors in Determining Whether Something is Worth Your Time

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 22, 2017
    Young professions are asked to do a lot of things both in and out of work, and while many can be leveraged into career development opportunities, others really are best answered with a "no." But how does one determine what is and is not worth the time? 
  • Afternoon Doldrums Setting In? Try These Tips

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 21, 2017
    Feeling burned out and unmotivated? It's probably 3 p.m., the least productive time in the office, according to surveys. So, what do you do to perk yourself up and get back into the swing of things? 
  • How Tomorrow's Managing Partners Could Change the CPA Profession

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 20, 2017
    As current CPA firm leaders look increasingly towards retirement, younger professionals are stepping up to fill the void; what will firms look like when these new leaders take the wheel of a changing industry? 
  • Student Loan Payment Company Must Refund $3.5M to 2,000 Customers

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 19, 2017
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts to refund at least $3.5 million to 2,000 customers who made payments to the company after it had illegally sued them. 
  • The Shkreli Effect: Cavalier Attitude Toward Rules Helps Entrepreneurs Rise, Then Fall

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 18, 2017
    The business world is full of both meteoric rises and spectacular falls, often by the same person. Why this is the case could be linked to findings that people who eventually become entrepreneurs seem to respect rules less: in their pre-business days they are more likely to have regularly done things like skipping school, taking drugs and committing petty theft. An article in the New York Times posits that such behavior may drive early success, and, as time goes on, dramatic collapse. 
  • How to Stop Being a 'Yes' Person at Work

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 15, 2017
    Whether it's because of a need to be liked, a fear of looking bad, or even a gross overestimation of their capabilities, there are some types who simply say "yes" to every request that comes their way. While this may build some goodwill with coworkers, the cons far outweigh the pros. It leads to stress, burnout, resentment, and generally being unhappy. But how do you break the habit?
  • Poll: 75 Percent of Hiring Managers Have Seen People Lie on Resume

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 14, 2017
    A recent survey has found that 75 percent of human resource managers have found inaccuracies on resumes sent to them, something that does not endear them to the prospective candidate, as only 12 percent would ever call a dishonest candidate back. 
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