Robocop & Money

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Robocop is real

Yeah, you read that right.

The Dubai police force has unveiled its newest member, a functional robotic officer. And yes, its name is Robocop. It (he? she?) has a range of features and abilities, including communication in six different languages, an emotion detector (it’ll tell you a joke if it thinks you’re feeling down), and facial recognition – great for catching the bad guys.

See it in action

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Money, Money, Money

Money makes the world go ’round. Whether you’re a recent grad with a shiny new adult job, a student with a summer job, or you’re still on the job hunt, saving money is important.

The average American has less than $1000 in their savings account. 34% of Americans have no savings at all. Having the discipline to save can be difficult, but it’s also difficult to save if your wages are low and you have loans to pay back.

As a student or recent grad, give yourself small savings goals to start off with. Start by determining what 10% of your earnings would be. If you don’t already have a savings account, open one. You can go through a traditional bank, a credit union, or find a savings app like Dobot or Long Game. Every time you get a paycheck, put 10% of it into your savings. If your job offers a 401k or other retirement savings account (especially if theyoffer matching), switch every month from putting your 10% into personal savings or your retirement account. You’ll be saving like a pro in no time.

Manage your moolah

Just something fun:

Graduation caps that #nailedit

  From the Blog  

Beat Summer Boredom: 5 Productive Ways to Use Your Free Time
Throughout the semester, it may seem like you are constantly going, going, going without a chance to even take a breath. Balancing classes, work, clubs, a social life, and hopefully sleep can seem like an impossible task. That’s why, when summer finally rolls around, it’s tempting to just take a long break and do nothing for 2 ½ months. And while a relaxing break is very well deserved- let’s be realistic. Sitting around doing nothing for almost 3 months is not only going to end up being a waste of time, it’s also just going to get plain boring after a while. Check out these 5 great ways to not let your summer go to waste.

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