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  • Despite Working, Near 1 in 4 Millennials Rely on Parental Supplements

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 5, 2018
    Despite holding down jobs of their own, a recent survey has found that 24 percent of those aged 18-34, typically referred to as "millennials," still get financial help from their parents. 
  • Fed Chair Warns Rising Student Debt Could Be Affecting Economy

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 1, 2018
    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, speaking before Congress, warned that rising student debt levels could become a drag on the economy. 
  • Moon May Soon Get Cell Service

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 28, 2018
    Ever been on the moon and wanted to send a picture to your friends, but you've got no bars? Sure it annoying. That's one of the reasons why, as part of the first privately-funded moon mission in history, companies plan to put a 4G mobile network on the lunar surface. 
  • Credit Card Debt Over $11,525 Is Dating Dealbreaker for 75 Percent of Americans

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 27, 2018
    Carrying around a lot of credit card debt does not exactly help one's dating prospects, but how much is too much? A recent survey says that the magic number is $11,525. 
  • Of the 902 New Cryptocurrencies Launched in 2017, 46 Percent Have Failed

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 26, 2018
    Everyone, it seems, has been talking about cryptocurrencies, and more than one savvy entrepreneur has thought about developing one of their own. But before buying into the latest Initial Coin Offering (ICO), take note that a recent study has found that, of the 902 ICOs launched last year 46 percent have already failed. 
  • Entrance to Top 1 Percent Costs $480,930

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 23, 2018
    Recent IRS statistics show that to be counted as among the top 1 percent of the country in terms of income, one must make at least $480,930. 
  • Nasdaq Suggests That Just Putting "Blockchain" In Your Name May Be Misleading Investors

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 22, 2018
    Nasdaq recently suggested that the company formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea and Long Blockchain Corp. more recently, may be misleading investors and has threatened to delist the unprofitable business. 
  • 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. 
  • Study: Without Strong Digital Culture, Tech Can Sap, Not Enhance, Productivity

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 5, 2018
    A recent study of over 20,000 workers conducted by Microsoft concludes that organizations need a "strong digital culture" to realize productivity gains from technology, else the myriad distractions faced by today's workers, from email notifications to cute cat videos, will actually make things less productive than before. 
  • Amazon Patents Wristband Tracking When Workers Slack Off

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 2, 2018
    Online retail giant Amazon has successfully won two patents for a type of wristband that would allow bosses to monitor every move their workers make and issue feedback remotely. 
  • Dog Qualifies for Unemployment Benefits

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 1, 2018
    While some dogs are working dogs, many others lack gainful employment, such as one from Michigan named Ryder, who, much to the surprise of his person, recently qualified for unemployment benefits equal to $360 a week.