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The Death of Checks? Millennials Think So

Many of us look forward to it each year: birthday and holiday money from friends and family. But a lot more goes into gifting money than stuffing cash in a greeting card for some people. It’s not just how much people gift, but how people gift.   According to our February 2017 Gifting Survey†, checks could be on the decline. Only 7% of millennials prefer gifting checks over cash, branded gift cards, and money transfers, compared to 20% of people over 55. And ...

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8 Things You Probably Forgot You Did Before the Internet

Technology has come so far in the last 20 years that it’s hard to remember what life was like before the internet and smartphones became ubiquitous. Here are some everyday things we used to do that should make anyone with slow internet speeds feel grateful.   1. Looking up movie times in the paper Remember looking in the newspaper or sitting on an infuriating phone call with Moviefone to get show times? And forget Rotten Tomatoes and YouTube trailers, the newspaper ...

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The 8 Best Language Learning Apps and Websites

Whether you want to improve your job prospects or just get the full experience when you visit a foreign country, there are plenty of reasons to learn a new language. Of course, there are countless language learning apps, podcasts and online resources to make it easier. But how do you choose which one is right for you? Here’s our overview of the most popular digital programs that can help on your path towards proficiency. 1. Coffee Break Format: Podcast, browser, ...

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74% of Millennials WU Surveyed Still Use Cash Weekly

Despite what you may have heard, cashiers won’t be asking “Bitcoin or mobile phone?” anytime soon. Even as digital options like mobile wallets and cryptocurrency become part of our vernacular, cash is far from extinction. According to our September 2016 Currency Usage Survey†, 74.4% of American millennials WU surveyed use cash on a weekly basis.   Not only are cash and cards the most commonly used methods of payment, they’re also the preferred methods of payment for more than 90% of ...

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Is Bitcoin a Viable Currency? Interview with David Thompson

Cryptocurrency has exploded in popularity since Bitcoin was invented in 2008. But what exactly is cryptocurrency, and how will it impact the future of society? We caught up with David Thompson, Chief Technology and Information Offer, to find out his thoughts. What is cryptocurrency, and what is it used for? Cryptocurrencies are an electronic form of value used some individuals to transfer value. Think of it as a bag of corn, or silver—a commodity that you can exchange for a ...

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Our purpose would not be possible without diversity

Over the last week, I have spent time speaking to Western Union employees, our senior management team and global business leaders – within the United States and around the world. Collectively, the conversations had one common theme, the value and future of a global economy and global businesses. Our ability to reach every corner of the world in an instant, share ideas and move between geographies, cultures and continents, is a major dimension of today’s business environment. We also live ...

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8 Strategies for Landing a Job Overseas

Looking for a job overseas isn’t the same as in the States. Things like visa complications, language barriers, and distance can stand in your way. Check out these eight savvy strategies for landing a job abroad. 1. Check Local Job Boards LinkedIn is a great tool for finding work in the U.S., but not every country uses it as regularly. To find lesser publicized jobs, check local and international job boards. There are boards based on locations, like Monster’...

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10 Steps to Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Want to finally keep your new year’s resolutions this year? Setting goals can be a lot easier than reaching them, so we’ve compiled 10steps to help you stay the course. 1. Make Your Resolutions Something You Truly Want It’s easy to make resolutions for things that you should care about,or to go along with what everybody else is doing. But you won’t make any real progress unless your resolutions are something you’re truly passionate about. ...

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5 Career-Related Resolutions to Practice in the New Year

Many people make resolutions every New Year, however, few people actually follow through with them. If you want to make sure you don’t find yourself in a rut year after year, it’s important to set goals and work toward them. If you’re inspired to make strides with your work next year, Western Union (WU) has 5 career-related resolutions to practice in the new year that will help you reach for the stars! Take Stock of Your Current Situation ...

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How to Know if a Company is Right for You

When you’re interviewing for a job, you’re interviewing the company as much as they’re interviewing you. It’s important to observe your potential work environment and inquire during your interview process about what it will be like to work there every day. Western Union (WU) has listed some techniques you can use to help you figure out if a company is right for you in the long run. Carefully Read the Job Notice The job notice is ...

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