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Raises for everybody! (Please.) 
His proposal? Use the company's profits to give every employee a $10,000 raise.
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Building off of a conversation I had yesterday about a +Quartz story (https://plus.google.com/112830889379800618573/posts/4CnGYCLeg4A), how do you feel about using a social payments app like Venmo? Proponents use it for splitting checks or bills, and some even enjoy the social aspect, including an optional timeline feed where you can share who you're paying and an often clever memo describing what for. Critics say they don't like the idea of giving their bank account info over to another app -- and some are even worried that Venmo use could eventually impact their credit. 
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One financial pro recommends a "his, hers, and theirs" approach to married finances. 
The key to success in marrying finances is open and ongoing discussions both before and after the wedding, financial planners and relationship counselors
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love this: "I missed pining for things."

Do you leave room in your consumer lives to want something for a while?
“Do Not Sell at Any Price,” by Amanda Petrusich, and “Dust & Grooves,” by Eilon Paz, look at people who are obsessive about collecting old records.
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Cautionary tales in the shape of unsecured smartbulbs: Marketers would have people believe they're missing out unless their refrigerators, thermostats, and other traditional appliances are connected to the Internet. Yet over and over, these devices have been shown to introduce networking and privacy threats not present in non-networked iterations.
More evidence the Internet of things treats security as an afterthought.
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Paying your rent on time should be helping your credit score -- and helping future landlords determine you're a good renter. +Aldo Svaldi explains why that may not be the case.
For many consumers, rent represents the biggest outlay each month. But those payments rarely get reported to a credit bureau, so timeliness doesn't help build up their credit scores.
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Turns out a lot of people would like to be off the grid.
Google has already received 12,000 requests from EU citizens who wish to be "forgotten" from search results, according to a new report.
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Women spend more on shoes, men spend more on booze... 
They do spend more on footwear, but they also get paid less than men.
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Eye contact with your parents, eye contact with your friends, eye contact with your oatmeal....
Eye contact — even with characters on food packages — makes us feel a connection.
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Thought this was pretty good for stretching your wardrobe dollar!
Despite the fickle weather, May is the time when many women get a serious case of spring shopping fever.
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Pretty interesting! 
 
A new study finds that when workers sense they might lose their jobs, they quickly curb spending on a large and diverse basket of discretionary consumer goods. 
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This kind of thing is just going to keep happening. Does it make you more likely to pay for things with cash? 
Ice cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data.
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Social payments -- depending on your age, your reaction might well be either "WHY?!" or "obviously."
Read the actual transcript of the staff conversation at the offices of Quartz.
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This number shouldn't surprise people. But it should scare some!
A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.
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Yikes: Avast bought your phone on eBay & recovered what you thought you 'wiped' 
“This guy was really into anime porn,” says Caroline James, PR manager for Avast, pointing to a spread of papers with pictures of data taken from 20 smartphones purchased on eBay.
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Bagelnomics: If I ask the bagel guy on my way to work for just a schmear, I still get charged full price. But if I bought that shop's cream cheese and kept it in my office fridge to schmear on plain bagels at my own leisure? I start saving every day.
What's the most cost-effective way to get cream cheese on your bagel? We visited six of the city's top bagel shops and crunched the numbers to find out.
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Happy Monday! Any consumery, spendy, savey questions on your mind? I'll look into them... 
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Emilie shares tips on buying outdoors gear used -- and what not to buy used. 
Summer's siren song is calling us to mountain trails and streams, to 14-ers and and valleys, prairie and lake.
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Here's when marketers are targeting you and why. 
 
When is the best time to send an email?

Email Marketing's 10 Most Important Questions, Answered: http://buff.ly/1jAFAbc
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Gearing up for farmers market season? 
Deep into spring and with summer around the corner, a mountain of fresh local produce is on its way to Front Range consumers.
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