7 Money Links We Love: What Hiring Managers Really Think of Millennials

7 Money Links We Love: What Hiring Managers Really Think of Millennials

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Technical skills can only get you so far. Turns out employees who email co-workers about social topics like sports or grabbing lunch are more likely to keep their gigs during layoffs. Lunch, Coffee, Baseball: The Social Words That Could Save Your Job — The Wall Street Journal

Stop blaming Millennials for the weak housing market! Statistics suggest that homeownership rates have actually fallen most steeply among Gen X-ers. Homeownership in America Has Collapsed—Don’t Blame Milennials — The Atlantic

With major data breaches just a few months behind us, is anyone planning to pay with credit this holiday season? A new study suggests the answer depends on the respondent’s age and gender. Too Scared to Use Credit Cards, Men and Millennials Pay With Cash — MainStreet

In a conference room overflowing with mobile gadgets, stand out by distributing your contact information on paper. Here’s the ultimate business-card breakdown for the uninitiated. Why Business Cards Still Matter (and How to Effectively Use Yours) — Lifehacker

Costumes, candy, and pumpkins, oh my! A survey finds Americans will spend a total of $7.4 billion on Halloween this year—and even Fido's getting in on the festivities. Shoppers to Spend $350 Million on Halloween Costumes This Year—For Their Pets -—The Washington Post

While H.R. managers see Millennials as more self-centered than Gen X employees, they also acknowledge that young workers bring a bunch of crucial skills to the table. Are Millennials Better Employees Than Gen X-ers? — MarketWatch

The latest government report finds that personal disposable incomes increased by nearly 3% in the third quarter—and economists predict that growth should continue into the end of 2014. U.S. Economy Shows Solid Growth — CBS

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Candy corn and Hershey bars are so last year. This Halloween, get the whole family together to whip up one of these homemade treats, like ghost lollipops and pumpkin crispies. 9 DIY Halloween Candy Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth—and Wallet

Whether it’s answering emails or cleaning your house, it’s possible to outsource pretty much any task. Here’s how these folks do it—without busting their budgets. I Spend Money to Save Time: 8 People Dish on the Everyday Tasks They Outsource

Hoping to climb the career ladder? One expert argues that the best way to impress new contacts is to shift the spotlight from you to themPower Hack of the Week: The 80/20 Rule for Fair and Balanced Networking

Trying to talk to kids about money doesn’t have to be a stress fest. Whether you’re switching jobs or having another baby, here’s how to break the news to your little ones. Tough Money Talks: How to Tackle 7 Difficult Financial Scenarios With Your Kids

Maybe your weakness is fancy dinners out, or maybe you tend to jump on the latest budgeting fad. A financial planner breaks down the science of your bad habits—and helps you figure out how to beat them. 8 Easy Ways to Build Better Money Habits

Considering splurging for a fancier hotel room, or extra legroom on the plane? Travel pros tell you which upgrades you should actually shell out for. Worth It or a Waste? The Real Deal on 5 Common Travel Upgrades


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