Dollar General (NYSE: DG) just announced it plans to hire 10,000 new workers in the next month, but unlike mass merchandisers such as Target, which recently said it was hiring 70,000 new temporary employees for the holiday shopping season, the deep discount chain’s new hires will be permanent.
We’ve had the hard tea craze, then hard cider, and most recently, hard soda. So it was only a matter of time before hard water became a thing. Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) recently said it was acquiring Boathouse Beverages, the maker of SpikedSeltzer, a hard seltzer drink, for an undisclosed sum.
As CEO Tim Westergren noted in Pandora Media’s (NYSE: P) second-quarter earnings release, his company is making “considerable progress on our product development plans.” The fruits of last quarter’s labors were recently unveiled with the debut of Pandora Plus, a $4.99-a-month subscription service that includes several new features.
What would you do with another hour in the day—get a good night’s sleep for once, organize your workspace, update your resume? Bottom line, if you had more time, your personal life isn’t the only thing that would benefit. Eventually, with more rest and time to focus on the stuff that really matters, your career would probably get a boost, as well. The bad news, of course, is that you’re stuck with the same 24 hours that everyone else has. …
Over the years, I’ve come to understand that financial success isn’t a cause, it’s an effect. What I mean by that is that there are certain fundamental things you can cultivate in your life that, once cultivated, will cause financial success to occur almost effortlessly. The problem with that approach is that modern society encourages what amounts to the opposite of those core values. It encourages people to spend to keep up with the Joneses, to artificially and temporarily improve …
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These days, nearly everyone you know has embraced some aspect of modern, American consumerism. It’s not uncommon for families to have 200+ channels in their cable television package, for kids to have $500 smartphones and $200 sneakers, and for parents to trade in their cars for new ones every few years. This is more or less true all over the country, and can even be seen among families on the lower end of the income scale. The fact is, cheap …
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It’s easy to “adapt” to a huge rise in income. And even if your income falls, you can find a way to deal with the change. At least you know what you are dealing with. But how do you manage your financial life if your income is so unpredictable that it resembles a wild balloon […]