Dear Liz: I graduated from college in May and began a full-time job in October making $36,000. I also do freelance work and receive anywhere from $500 to $1,000 a month from that. I live at home, so I don't have to pay for rent or groceries, which really helps. Currently, I have just over $18,800 in student loans at an average interest rate of 4.45%. I have also opened a Roth IRA. … [Read more...] about Is it smarter to save for retirement or pay off debt first?
Android fans are being warned after security experts discovered that millions of devices were infected by fake Google Play Store apps. Nine malware-filled apps that were housed on the Google Play Store ended up being installed by eight million Android users around the world. One app in particular was downloaded onto more than five million Android devices, ESET security researcher Lukas Stefanko said. None of the fake Android apps actually have the functionality they promise users. Instead, the nine Android apps simply bombard users with ads to generate revenue for the app developers. In a tweet Stefanko said: “9 fake apps containing #Adware functionality found on Google Play with over 8 million installs. “Unwanted code is hidden in "not working" apps that once launched, hide itself from user's view and display ads. “All these apps are fake without any promised functionality.” Stefanko posted a screenshot taken from the Play Store of all affected Android apps … [Read more...] about Android WARNING: Millions of phones infected by popular Google Play Store apps
in 2017, Foxconn has said that its $10 billion manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin would eventually create upwards of 13,000 jobs, lured to the state by lucrative state subsidies to reinvigorate manufacturing in the area. While the plant is still under construction, initial hiring appears to be slow, and the company says that it’s “adjusted our recruitment and hiring timeline,” due in part to global economic conditions and a tight labor market in the state. On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the company “fell short of the minimum number of jobs it was required to create in 2018 to claim state-job creation tax credits.” The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp says that the company needed to create 260 full-time jobs, but only created 178. As a result, the company won’t receive tax credits for 2018. The WSJ cites the state’s low employment rate as a factor for the slow hiring, and notes that the company could earn … [Read more...] about Foxconn might slow hiring at its Wisconsin plant
Whether it’s legal documentation, physically delicate items, or specialist equipment, it is imperative to protect sensitive products during shipment –, especially on an international scale. So, how can we secure that an item remains secure and intact while being sent abroad? Fortunately, there are three simple ways to make sure. Insurance A major step in ensuring the safety of your packaged product is to choose the most reliable insurance company to cover any damage or repair costs should any issues arise. In other words, cover your back, but not just with any agency. If looking to send a specialist type of equipment, go for specialists in the field it belongs to. This way, you’ll know that your insurer has the expertise and required skills to respond to item breakage and damage swiftly and effectively. With trustworthy experts like Arthur J. Gallagher Services, for example, a sender can secure that marine and shipping equipment of all sizes is insured by sector … [Read more...] about How to Secure Sensitive Products During International Shipment
When you apply for a job, you can bet your bottom dollar that people in the company are researching all kinds of things about you. In addition to poring over your resume and reaching out to your references for their opinions on your work ethic, the managers at the company may be looking up your social media accounts and/or Googling your name to see what they can learn. While the human resources department and others at the company want to be sure they are getting the best possible employees, you should also want to work at the best possible organization. Just as they are researching you, you should feel free to put on your detective cap and look up a number of things about the companies where you may want to work. As for what to look for when you are doing this research, consider the following topics: 1. Mission Statement and Vision To determine if a company is right for you, start with their mission statement and vision; you can typically find this on their website and/or blog. A … [Read more...] about What to Look for When Researching a Company