Curate, Don't Only Consume
- In this article, I am going to teach you how to write a simple computer program that will do the math for you, so that you can be on your way to vast riches using only a whole lot of pennies!
- Now that we know what we want our program to do, let's write the actual code that will do it.
- For our project, we're going to need three variables: a number (pay amount), a string (the text to display on the screen), and a counter (used to loop through all thirty days).
12 US cities where even the highest earners can barely afford housing
- According to a new report from LendingTree's chief economist Tendayi Kapfidze, working in a metro area's highest-paying industry can make it easier to afford a home in the median price range.
- The highest-paid workers in 10 other metro areas have less than $800 a month left over after covering housing costs, assuming they own a median-priced home, according to the LendingTree report.
- Below are the metro areas where typical workers in the highest-paid industries — most commonly legal, architecture and engineering, and computers and mathematics — have the narrowest margin between what they can comfortably afford and what they likely pay for a home.
- The estimated monthly payment for a median-priced home in the area is $3,207, but a worker in the highest paying industry should spend about $2,871 — a difference of $336.
Not everybody wants thoughts and prayers after a disaster, according to a study of hurricane survivors
- While Christians value these gestures from religious people, some atheists and agnostics would pay money to avoid them, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- The researchers developed an experiment to elicit the WTP from religious and nonreligious participants for thoughts and prayers.
- They were then asked how much money they were willing to give in exchange for prayers from a priest or Christian stranger, or thoughts from both nonreligious and religious strangers.
- The Christians in the experiment valued a prayer from a Christian stranger, on average, at $4.36.
- It should be noted that some Christians negatively valued thoughts from nonreligious strangers.
- Nonreligious people were willing to pay about $1.66 to avoid a prayer from a priest and more than double that price at $3.54 to avoid one from a Christian stranger.
GM tumbles on first union strike in 12 years, which could cost it $50 million a day
- General Motors shares fell as much as 3.6% on Monday as the United Auto Workers union kicked off its first strike in 12 years, slowing the automaker's production.
- The strike could cost GM as much as $50 million per day in earnings, Credit Suisse analyst Dan Levy said in a note to clients.
- The union is asking for entry-level pay raises, improved health care, and a faster process for short-term workers to earn higher salaries.
- UAW noted that temporary workers are doing similar work as full-time hires for less pay, and that entry-level roles should pay nearly $30 an hour in three or four years.
- While UAW's main focus is on temporary workers, automakers are seeking "added flexibility" amid warning signs of economic slowdown, Levy said.
- The automaker traded at $38.06 per share as of 10:00 a.m. ET Monday, up about 14% year-to-date.
Gig workers’ win in California is a victory for workers everywhere
- By making it hard for employers to misclassify employees as independent contractors, potentially millions of California workers who’ve been kept off payrolls will get basic labor rights for the first time, like overtime pay and unemployment benefits.
- Trump’s National Labor Relations Board, which enforces federal labor union laws, recently decided that gig workers are independent contractors, not employees, which means they don’t have a right to unionize.
- Google employees, for example, have changed company policies through sustained action, signaling the growing power of workers and the labor movement as a whole.
- Proponents of NAFTA pushed back against that idea, saying that boosting trade would raise wages for low-skilled Mexican workers, pulling millions out of poverty and making it less attractive for companies to move factories to Mexico.
Lessons learned as a technical leader
- I "had" this role once in a company I worked before but being a tech leader of only one person that was as senior as I was didn't really helped me to understand the nuances of it.
- Doing this will allow you to better understand how you can help your colleagues to grow, how to fix some process gap or how to improve the performance of your daily tasks.
- More than be responsible for the technical decisions in a team, the responsibility of a tech leader is to help it's teammates to grow their skills where necessary and wanted.
- If it fits the team and company reality is another matter, it's up to you to decide if you can guide them even if they are not interested in learning about something you use in work.
Rapper Nas & the No-Good-Very-Bad Payday Loan Investment
- A variety of earned wage access companies have popped up in recent years, but only one of them has a model that is worse than the payday loans it’s designed to replace.
- Since most employees are stuck in the two-week pay cycle, they are often in need of some of that money they have earned simply to make ends meet in the interim.
- A third-party, such as Earnin, floats the employee whatever money they need, usually with a cap of 50% of net wages earned up to that moment.
- But there is a critical difference between the payday loan and this earned wage access service.
- But that’s not the case with earned wage access, because Earnin and other providers have direct access to the employee payroll accounts.
- Earned wage access is a lifesaver, and Nas is right that it could eventually destroy the payday loan industry once it scales.
Why are Apple Pay, Starbucks’ app, and Samsung Pay so much more successful than other wallet providers?
- But that's not the case — though Business Insider Intelligence projects that US in-store mobile payments volume will quintuple in the next five years, usage is consistently lagging below expectations, with estimates for 2019 falling far below what we expected just two years ago.
- As such, despite promising factors driving gains, including the normalization of NFC technology and improved incentive programs to encourage adoption and engagement, it's important for wallet providers and groups trying to break into the space to address the problems still holding mobile wallets back.
- The Mobile Payments Report from Business Insider Intelligence addresses how in-store mobile payments volume will grow through 2021, why that's below past expectations, and what successful cases can teach other players in the space.
Dow Jones Stock Spooks Investors & It Could Be a Robot's Fault – CCN.com
- It's Friday the 13th – not to mention the fact that there's a full moon tonight – and one Dow Jones stock has investors feeling very afraid.
- So why is Dow Jones component McDonald's falling out of favor with investors and is the pain expected to persist?
- The company generates roughly the same amount of sales in a single quarter than fast-food rival Chipotle does in an entire year.
- McDonald's has also grown its comparable-store sales for the past 16 straight quarters, which reflects growth at the fast-food giant's existing locations.
- For MCD investors who are not fans of the drive-thru robot, they might want to get used to it, as this latest tech acquisition appears to be just the tip of the iceberg for Dow Jones stock McDonald's in the fast-food wars.