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  • An AI Explains Bitcoin to You

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 23, 2018
    Bitcoin is the digital currency that many people are saying will change the world. But just what is bitcoin, and how does it work? Since bitcoin is a computerized currency, perhaps a computer is the best one to explain it. 
  • Born in the '80s? The Financial Crisis Hit You the Worst

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 21, 2018
    A recent study from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis says that people born in the 1980s took the worst damage from the 2008 financial crisis, and warned that those in this cohort might form a "lost generation" who will always struggle economically. 
  • Oh No: You Forgot Someone's Name!

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 18, 2018
    Don't panic. Pretty much everyone, at some point or another, has forgotten a name that they really ought to have known. 
  • SEC Launches HoweyCoin to Educate Investors on Shady, Too-Good-to-Be-True ICOs

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 17, 2018
    Investors in the hottest new initial coin offering HoweyCoin have already made an average of 72 percent return on investment over just two months, and, based on market conditions, the coin is expected to surpass even that rate of return before the Tier 2 offering closes—that is, if it were a real ICO and not a fake one set up by the Securities and Exchange Commission meant to educate investors about shady cryptocurrency investments. 
  • Deloitte Survey Finds Young People Suspicious of Business World

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 16, 2018
    A Deloitte survey has found that young people have a jaundiced view toward the business world, reflecting a stark mismatch between what millennials believe responsible businesses should achieve and what they perceive businesses’ actual priorities to be.
  • Average Salaries for New Grads Virtually Unchanged Since Last Year

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 15, 2018
    The average salary for new graduates will be almost the same as it was last year, $50,390, though finding a job should be a little easier as the unemployment rate drops. 
  • Phishing: It's Not Always About Money. Sometimes It's About Grades

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 14, 2018
    Authorities have arrested a teenager from California for running a phishing scheme that targeted teachers. Unlike more traditional cases, though, he didn't want their money. He wanted to change his grades. 
  • When Companies Take Too Long to Hire, Candidates Lose Interest

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 11, 2018
    A survey of 9,000 full-time employees from 11 different countries has found that companies best not wait too long to hire the candidates they want, or else they’ll probably move on.
  • When Asking for a Raise, Preparation is Key

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 7, 2018
    This may be news to you, but companies generally do not like giving out more money than they need to. This means that if you want a raise from your employer, you're going to need to ask for one directly, a nerve-racking task that can intimidate even seasoned professionals. An article in CNBC says that success hinges on how well you prepare before making the ask. 
  • Twitter Suggests You Change Your Password Right Now

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 4, 2018
    Twitter said it discovered a bug that stored the passwords of all 336 users on an unprotected internal log, and while the bug has since been fixed, the company suggested its users change their passwords anyway.