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Financial Tidbits 05/20/2013

 A survey by the Center for Professional Excellence of HR professionals finds 50% say most recent college graduates are not professional in their first year on the job, up from 40% who felt that way last year. Texting in meetings,

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Posted in Balance Sheet, Bank, Business, Credit, Debt, Entrepreneur, Internet Banking, iPad, Loan, Money, Small Business, Smartphone, SMB

Financial Tidbits 04/24/2013

A study by the Fed NY finds college graduates with student loan debt are less likely to take out auto or home loans than those who have no such debt. A report by the Brookings Institute finds 60% of job

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Posted in Debt, Google, Homeownership, Jobs, Money, Student Loans

Financial Tidbits 04/02/2013

The IRS reports it has processed 77.1mm tax returns through Mar. 22 vs. 82mm for the same period last year. The average refund is $2,827 this year vs. $2,860 last year. Bloomberg reports US bank credit card delinquencies have fallen

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Posted in Debt, Economy, Money, Real Estate, Small Business, Tax Returns, Taxes

Financial Tidbits 03/25/2013

The US Mint last year paid about 2 cents to produce and ship each penny it created last year. So can we start saying “a penny saved is two pennies earned”? A recent survey by the America Saves and the

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Posted in Bank, Competition, Credit, Debt, Identity Theft, Investing, Loan, Money, Oil, Penny, Savings, Youtube

Financial Tidbits 03/05/2013

 Forbes released its annual list of billionaires worldwide and the top 5 in order are: Carlos Slim ($73B); Bill Gates ($67B); Amancio Ortega ($57B); Warren Buffet ($53.5B) and Larry Ellison ($43B). The Labor Department reports people earning in the top

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Posted in Business, Consumer, Credit, credit card, Customers, Debt, Driven, Economy, Education, Finances, Google, Loan, Money, Wall Street Journal

Financial Tidbits 02/06/2013

Salary.com: found 64% of people surveyed said they waste time every day by visiting non-work related websites during work hours. A full 39% said they spent 1 hour per week or less on personal tasks at work, while at the

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Posted in Debt, Economy, Employees, Facebook, FICO, Goal, Goal Setting, Google, Loan, Motivation, Self-Discipline, Time, Twitter

Interesting Tidbits for October 23rd 2012

The average price for Gasoline (all types) in 2002 was $1.44. The average price in 2012 (all Types) is $3.73, for a percent increase of 158%. The average price for Coffee (per pound) in 2002 wa s $2.92. The average

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Posted in Coffee, Consumer, Credit, Debt, Deleveraging, Gasoline, Homeownership, Inflation, Small Business

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