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  • Economists Estimate "Pokemon Go" Responsible for $2B to $7.3B in Damage

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 21, 2018
    An upcoming paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research says that, within the first 150 days of its release, the hit game "Pokemon Go" was responsible for between $2 billion to $7.3 billion in property and equipment damage.
  • NYC Millennials Breaking Budgets on Housing Costs

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 20, 2018
    A survey of over 1,000 renters and homeowners across New York City has found that, while a sizable chunk of city dwellers spend more on housing than what they initially budgeted for, millennials are the most over-extended in terms of keeping a roof over their heads. 
  • When Small Talk Runs Out

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 16, 2018
    You're talking to someone at a networking event and have reached the stage in the conversation where you've exhausted all the regular small talk topics at your disposal. Now you're both kinda shuffling around awkwardly as you scope out the room for someone to save you from this situation. But perhaps you can salvage this talk? 
  • Graduating Students Now Face Average of $37,172 Debt Load

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 15, 2018
    The average student debt load for new graduates is now $37,172, a dramatic increase of $20,000 over the past 13 years. 
  • Americans Will Spend an Estimated $19B on Valentines Day

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 14, 2018
    Valentines Day is a big deal in the U.S. if spending figures are any indication: it's estimates that Americans will spend $19.6 billion on the holiday.
  • Study: Pretty Much No One Reports Cryptocurrency Transactions

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 13, 2018
    Out of the 250,000 people who have already filed their taxes through site CreditKarma, only 100 have reported any transactions involving cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. 
  • So You Want a Promotion...

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 9, 2018
    It's rare that opportunity comes to you. More often, you need to go to it. This means that, rather than waiting for the boss to recognize your talent and promote you, you might want to instead go to to the boss and directly ask. But before you do, Glassdoor.com has a few do's and don'ts to keep in mind. 
  • Why Hours, Not Results, Still Dominate Our Thinking

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 8, 2018
    Why is it that we still use hours as a metric for how hard we're working when we've known for a while that a 16-hour day alone won't produce the results we need? 
  • NYC No. 3 in Highest Credit Card Debt, No. 4 in Biggest Tax Refunds

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 7, 2018
    One study ranks New York City residents as number three when it comes to credit card debt, but at the same time another one places it at number four when it comes to the biggest tax refunds. 
  • Job Interviews While Unemployed Don't Need to be Stressful

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 6, 2018
    While it's true that it's much easier to get a job if you already have one, it's not an ironclad law. A recent CNBC article went over how to explain your current employment status to prospective employers in a way that won't turn them off of you.