6 money misconceptions about millennials

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As a Millennial myself — though, admittedly, at the very outskirts of the spectrum (younger Millennials are keen to point that out to me; can’t we all just get along?) — I can tell you that we’re unjustly dragged through the mud by the press. We’re lazy, entitled, self-absorbed, and demanding — or so claims the media.Much of the shade that we’re thrown, as far as I can tell anyway, is just that — shade. Because contrary to popular belief, we Millennials are savvier and more responsible, especially where money matters are concerned, than we’re portrayed. To tips the scales back in our favor a bit more, here are six money misconceptions about Millennials, and why they’re wrong.1. Millennials Will Be Renters for LifeI’m 34 years old, born in 1981, and I purchased my first home with my husband at 28 years old. Most of my Millennial friends own their homes, too. The idea that Millennials will be renters for life is an outdated belief, perhaps established during the housing crisis of the last decade, but it’s held on nonetheless. That’s all changing now. continue reading »last_img read more

Like Google, ‘Venmo’ now a Verb

first_imgIn a world where financial innovations like credit cards and ATMs catch on gradually, Venmo is a phenomenon, embraced enthusiastically by the millennial social media crowd. It has quickly entered mainstream vocabulary. People who say, “I’ll Google it,” now also say, “I’ll Venmo you the money,” notes Peter Olynick, senior practice lead for retail banking at NTT DATA Consulting Inc., Plano, Texas.Monthly transaction value now exceeds $2 billion, according to Venmo spokesman Josh Criscoe. Venmo won’t reveal the number of transactions or average transaction size, but since most payments are small (minimum is 1 cent; typical size is a share of a meal, pizza or beer order), that’s a lot of transactions.“The money moves very quickly from one Venmo account to another,” Olynick explains, where it often sits for hours or days. “And it’s a very clean user experience. You can move funds … on Venmo with five clicks. If you want to get the money out of Venmo, you have to transfer it to a traditional financial institution, which takes time.”Indeed, Venmo users’ screens show funds moving from a payer’s Venmo account to a payee’s Venmo account in real time. Funds  typically settle overnight, faster for Wells Fargo customers due to a special deal. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Illegal migrant prostitutes too ‘terrified’ to report exploitation

first_imgStuff co.nz 18 March 2018Migrant prostitutes working illegally on temporary visas are “terrified” they will be deported if they report exploitative pimps and abusive clients to authorities.In the past year, 136 migrants suspected of coming here to carry out sex work were denied entry into New Zealand, Immigration New Zealand data revealed.Sex work is the only occupation migrants on temporary visas are not legally allowed to take up.However, migrants who have entered the country on temporary work, visitor, holiday or international student visas and work as prostitutes are being forced to carry out sexual acts without protection and often work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week.Often temporary migrants, particularly international students, were unaware it was illegal for them to work in the sex industry, she said.The application of the Immigration Act, section 19, in the Prostitution Reform Act deems it illegal for any temporary migrant to work as a prostitute or invest in any business that sells sexual services.It was added into the Prostitution Reform Act to deter trafficking of international sex workers.Since the decriminalisation of prostitution in New Zealand for citizens and permanent residents in 2003, the collective has argued that section 19 puts migrant prostitutes at risk of exploitation.Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said last week that legal migrant workers were “very, very vulnerable” and did not receive enough protection if they blew the whistle on exploitative employers.Eliminating migrant exploitation was his priority, however, and protective measures for migrant whistleblowers were still being decided.Protection for all migrant workers, including illegal sex workers, was important, but he ruled out eliminating section 19 that makes it illegal for migrants to work or invest in the sex industry.“That’s not something we would consider because we are concerned that by removing it, it could encourage sex trafficking.”Immigration NZ acting assistant general manager Senta Jehle​ said the agency recognised that sex workers were vulnerable to exploitation.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/102248502/illegal-migrant-prostitutes-too-terrified-to-report-exploitationlast_img read more

Man Utd plotting double swoop for Grealish, Maddison this summer

first_img Read Also: Pogba keen to play for Man United again, steps up recovery from surgery But a £90m move to United would see him command a salary of £200,000 a week — double the money on offer at the King Power. Star midfielder Grealish has been at Aston Villa for 18 years since joining at the age of six. But the £70m-rated star is beginning to accept he will have to quit his beloved club to boost his England hopes and also play at the top end of the Premier League and in Europe. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting The Tasks DoneLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning a £160million swoop to snap up Jack Grealish and James Maddison this summer. And Manchester United’s boss hopes the fact the pair are close pals could tip the mega double-raid in his favour. Loading… center_img Maddison, 23, has opened talks with Leicester over a new deal. Aston Villa skipper Grealish, Maddison and his Leicester team-mate Ben Chilwell jetted off to Dubai during the Prem’s winter break. Solskjaer is preparing for life without Old Trafford’s £89m record buy Paul Pogba, with SunSport revealing last week United have cut their asking price by £30m to £150m. Whatever they get for the French midfield star will be handed to Solskjaer to add to his transfer pot for bringing in new talent. He wants to continue the reconstruction of his squad’s attacking options, having already landed £46.6m Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon. And he is being backed by under-fire executive vice- chairman Ed Woodward who said: “As part of the rebuild we see this summer as an important opportunity.”last_img read more

Week in Sports: World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, LSU, naming 3 football players and more

first_imgWorld Indoor Lacrosse Championship plays out in DomeIt ended as it has the last three times, with Canada walking away from the WILC with the gold medal and the Iroquois taking home the silver. The United States routed Israel in the bronze medal game. You can read about the Syracuse lacrosse legend who brought the tournament to central New York here.Read all The Daily Orange’s coverage of the tournament.Logan Reidsma | Photo EditorSyracuse football falls to No. 8 Louisiana State, but makes it interestingSyracuse football was handed its first loss of the season by LSU and its impressive running back, Heisman-hopeful Leonard Fournette. Lots of LSU fans made the trip, and in the second half it seemed that Syracuse would have enough fight in it to send those fans home unhappy. But Fournette and the Tigers had too many punches for the Orange to withstand in the 34-24 loss.Read all The Daily Orange’s coverage of the game here.Scott Shafer hopes to have freshman quarterback Eric Dungey back this weekDungey, who missed the Louisiana State game after suffering an upper-body injury on a helmet-to-helmet hit on Sept. 19 against Central Michigan, is expected to be back at practice sometime this week, head coach Shafer said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMore: Scott Shafer hopes to have Eric Dungey back this weekSyracuse students try to name 3 football players, mostly failMore: Video: Can you name 3 Syracuse football players? Comments Published on September 28, 2015 at 11:50 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Romelu Lukaku involved in dressing room fight with new Inter teammate Marcelo Brozovic!

first_imgAdvertisement i4lNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsuzaaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2vpq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 49ulyuWould you ever consider trying this?😱1lu0egCan your students do this? 🌚863Roller skating! Powered by Firework Inter Milan’s brand new frontman Romelu Lukaku has scored a handful of goals for Inter but when it comes to settling well in the city and in the dressing room, the former Manchester United striker seems to be having a bad time.Advertisement Racism was how Lukaku was welcomed to Italy in the form of Cagliari fans being racially abusive towards the Belgian. Suprisingly, the Inter Ultras defended their Cagliari counterparts.Advertisement News has surfaced that Lukaku has been involved in a dressing room feud with midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.Lukaku is reported to have taken a dig at the Croatian for having underperformed in the game against Slavia in the Champions League.Advertisement Speaking about Inter’s performance after the game, Lukaku said: ‘The first half was very hard for us because Slavia played at such a high tempo and pressed us.‘In the last 20 minutes we created lots of chances to score, but it wasn’t the perfect game today because we didn’t win.‘We have to work hard to improve this season. As a team, we have to work hard every day to do what the coach wants because we have the ability to do really well, but we need to work hard every day.’With the Milan derby coming up, he added: ‘We’re a great team and anyone who comes up against Inter knows it will be difficult for them. We’ll be very well prepared for the game, for sure.’  Advertisementlast_img read more