The Wela Whip - Home Depot & Facebook Fail Employees, Thought The Target Breach Was Bad, AOL is dialing up, A Real Big Bang, ATL takes the crown

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Home Depot, Facebook & Others Fail Employees Drastically different, but eerily similar at the same time. Both companies dominate their respective sectors, but both seem to give minimal weight to their 401K plans as a piece of employee retention. In a recent ranking Facebook came in last and Home Depot was not far from the bottom in regards to how generously companies contribute to employees' 401k plans. Dominance is great, but companies shouldn't forget about those who helped get them to get to the top. Read More

We Thought The Target Breach Was Bad… Ha! New Target CEO, Brian Cornell, has to be jumping in joy… very selfishly, though. The security breach on his company is old news after this week's report that 1.2 billion (with a B) username and password combinations have been stolen from large and small websites. The icing on the cake was the 500 million email addresses that were also stolen. The act was carried out by a Russian gang. Putin must still be upset about US hockey beating Russia, or maybe it's the sanctions. Either way change your passwords… now! Read More

AOL is dialing up profits Remember this image when logging into the internet:

aol Does that seem like ancient history? Well, to us maybe, but not to AOL. The company continues to generate big profits from the dial up business. The company still has 2.3 million users using dial up, and they are paying $20.86 per month! I wonder what the hip chat rooms are these days? A/S/L? Read More

A Real Big Bang This should provide some nice padding to these actors' pockets. Fans of the Big Bang Theory will be happy to know that the show is contracted for another three seasons. The actors are also very happy. After renegotiating the contracts, the lead actors are now reaping salaries not seen since the days of Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross. Reports have some salaries around $1 million per episode… and they have 24 episodes a season! Nerdy just became really cool! Read More

Atlanta takes the crown... of shame A few extra beers may be on tap for the Atlanta faithful this weekend, and not for a good reason. After missing the top spot last year by the skin of our teeth, Atlanta has officially been ranked the worst sports city in America by Forbes. They call the Braves perennial bridesmaids! Well, I just cut costs in my budget since I cancelled my Forbes subscription! Read More

 

The Wela Whip - Junior costs how much, Poke me - this can't be real, The wider the better, Faulting on the hard-court

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Junior costs HOW MUCH?? In a recent blog and Twitter chat we quantified the cost of having a child through the age of two. The total cost surprised most of us, but it pales in comparison to the amount suggested in the article from The Wall Street Journal that was released this week. It looks as if the WSJ is taking an interest in some of Wela’s material and producing their own. Read on to learn more about what to financially expect when you’re expecting. Read More

Poke me… this can't be real Facebook has now doubled in price since going public in 2012. Despite some recently bad headlines on privacy, Facebook skeptics have quieted. Reports show that in the second quarter of 2014 (April 1st - June 30th), 1.32 billion people logged into Facebook at least once a month from April through June, and 829 million people logged in daily! Those numbers are just silly! Read More

Couple of 401(k) tips While wealth is certainly about more than just money, it never hurts to sprinkle in a few helpful money tips every now and again. The linked blog below addresses four common 401(k) mistakes. Don’t skip this article just because it’s “boring”, it could help save thousands of dollars over the course of your investing career. With the number of job and career changes the workforce today is making, it’s good to remember to stay on top of your old savings vehicles. Read More

The wider the better? Were you born a bit wider… in the head? A recent Wall Street Journal article pointed to a study that said men with wider faces were better negotiators relative to those with narrower faces. However, past studies also say wider faces aren't poised for longer term relationships. Guess you can't have your cake and eat it too! Read More

Faulting on the hard-court I guess bad news tends to come in doubles. Recently, Rory Mcllroy ended his engagement with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki after they had sent out wedding invites. Now, high profile hockey start, Alex Ovechikin's wedding with tennis star Maria Kirilenko has been called off. Note to self… avoid athlete to athlete relationships. Read More

Wela Whip - Time To Join The Amazon, U-S-A, U-S-A, Put Religion On Your Resume, Get Your Free iPhone Now , Sports Fans Lose a Legend

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Time To Join The Amazon Some may say it's too late, but Jeff Bezos could care less… Amazon has released a phone. Its most prominent feature seems to be that it makes it really easy to buy everything on Amazon. You just hold up the camera of the phone to the things you like and it looks to see if they have it on Amazon. You can then click to buy it. Oh, and it's 3D. All their gimmicks are really just to tie you further into being an Amazon user and probably spending money you shouldn't. Read More

U-S-A, U-S-A It's the World Cup, so for the first time in four years (since the last World Cup) USA is actually watching soccer. The best part is that if you were watching our first game you weren't let down! If you really want to get to the next game in Manaus on Sunday it's just $2,957.47 on Atlanta's airline, Delta. Maybe it's best we just post up at a local bar sporting our red, white and blue. Read More

Put Religion On Your Resume? Only If You Are Jewish That's what a study by researchers at the University of Connecticut found recently. They sent out 3,200 fake applications to 800 jobs and found that of those who put a religion on the resume that the Jewish applicants were more likely to get an early response than any other religion. The Jewish people have another thing to celebrate this Sabbath. Read More

Get Your Free iPhone Now! Seriously, get a free iPhone, but you only get it for seven days and it's on T-Mobile's service. In a bid to continue winning over new customers T-Mobile is giving people a free iPhone 5s for seven days, while also allowing for music streaming apps to not hurt your data bill. The real question here is what are they going to do with all those used iPhones after those seven days? Read More

Sports Fans Lose A Legend Hall Fame baseball player, Tony Gwynn, died this week at the age of 54. Stats definitely don't do this man justice as he has been labeled one of the nicest guys around, but the fact that he only had 1 three-strikeout game ever in 19 seasons (10,232 at bats) blows our mind especially as we watch BJ Upton have those routinely! Check out these other mind blowing stats on Tony Gwynn. Read More