Monday Check-in

How’d you do?

Here Is Your Open Thread

At LinkedIn, a discussion of what not to do when you quit your job so you can leave gracefully:

Friday Estimate

Good morning and TGIF! Let’s do some estimations.

Our Tendencies to Procrastinate

In the New Yorker, Maria Konnikova looks at the research behind procrastination and finds that those of us who are most likely to procrastinate have impulsive tendencies, or a lack of self-control—which makes sense.

When You’re Not Saving Enough to Retire at 65

The Employee Benefit Research Institute recently conducted a 20-minute phone survey of 1,000 workers and 501 retirees ages 25 and older to discuss “retirement, their preparations for retirement, their confidence with regard to various aspects of retirement, and related issues.” The full report is here, but this chart with total savings and investments will probably interest you since more than a third of respondents said they had less than $1,000 in savings.

What Aren’t We Spending Money On?

At TIME, Jacob Davidson goes through some of the data and makes a list of 10 things that Millennials aren’t buying. Are you not buying these things? Let’s go through them one by one.

Monday Check-in

How did you do?

Here Is Your Open Thread

Caity Weaver recently went to a TGI Friday’s when it opened and sat there until it closed, eating all-you-can-eat mozzarella sticks for $10. Her story is very funny, though, from personal experience, the best reason to go to TGI Friday’s is for their 2-for-1 drink specials. The last time I was there I got two scotches for $5! What a deal.

Photo: Mike Mozart

Friday Estimate

What are your estimates?

Multiple Raises a Year

What if instead of the possibility of getting a raise after an annual performance review, you got a multiple mini-raises throughout the year as a way for an employer to do regular check-ins on how you’re doing (i.e. instead of the possibility of getting a $10,000 raise at the end of the year you got $2,500 raises quarterly). The Wall Street Journal reports that this strategy is becoming increasingly more common at companies like tech firms, which want to retain talented employees and keep them motivated.

How Much Is Your Iced Coffee?

Have you noticed an increase in iced coffee prices in your area? Perhaps, at your local independent coffee shop? Gothamist writes that the increases—which has been anywhere from a few cents to a full dollar—are due to a variety reasons including a bad crop year

Are You as Financially Literate as an American Teenager?

The Organization For Economic Cooperation put together a survey and assessed the financial literacy of 15-year-old across the globe. American teens tested in the middle (China placed first, but, hey, we beat Russia and France [just barely]).