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  • 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.