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Essential money tips for new college grads

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

Graduation is the theme all around my neighborhood. It is a time of excitement and big dreams. Unfortunately in most cases, personal financial sense is not a taught at college. Once out of college, going from living broke to a big paycheck every month can easily encourage lifestyle inflation and a downward spiral of bad financial [...]

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Published on June 30th, 2014
Modified on June 25th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards, Education, Insurance, Planning, Real Estate, Saving & Investing, Working
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A new career stepping stone? More apprenticeships coming to companies near you

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This post comes from Jenny Paxton at our partner site LearnVest.

Apprenticeships—formal programs that consist of on-the-job, paid training, mentorship and related classroom education—may be the solution to the pressing skills gap between employers’ needs and job seekers’ training.
Yet despite the obvious benefits, the number of these programs dropped 40% between 2003 and [...]

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Published on June 20th, 2014
Modified on June 2nd, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Working
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Flex or Fiction: How Accommodating Is Your Job?

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This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest.

When it comes to work perks, flexibility is one of our favorite nice-to-haves—whether that means occasionally telecommuting from home, working variable hours or being part of a job share. In fact, a 2013 LearnVest study found that more than half of us would [...]

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Published on June 13th, 2014
Modified on May 30th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Working
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Is The American Dream Dead?

Written by William Cowie - 3 Comments

Is the American dream dead? A majority of people say it is, according to the recently announced CNN Money survey, as well as several others done at academic institutions like Xavier and Youngstown universities and other private organizations. Although the samples, questions and methodologies differ from survey to survey, the results all seem to indicate that the American dream [...]

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Published on June 11th, 2014
Modified on June 9th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Economy, Retirement, Saving & Investing, Working
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The economics of running out

Written by Richard Barrington - One Comment

In a sense, personal finance is a battle of conservation. People manage their resources in the hopes they won’t run out of the essentials — only what people find essential can differ. This centers around the fear of losing money or some other aspect of your financial life, and overcoming that fear should involve some [...]

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Published on June 9th, 2014
Modified on June 5th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Frugality, Miscellany, Saving & Investing, Working
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Sensational Way to Triumph in Negotiations

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Before reading this post, please grab a steaming cup of coffee, and recline in the most comfortable chair you can find. If one is near, lift a warm puppy to your lap and stroke the soft, furry pet as you read. All set? Proceed.
When professor and author Thalma Lobel was ready to finalize the sale [...]

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Published on June 4th, 2014
Modified on May 29th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Miscellany, Working
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The Post-College Outlook: A New Money Worry for 20-Somethings?

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This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest.
College seniors graduating this spring are more optimistic than ever … but should they be?
According to Accenture’s 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey, a full 84% of the class of 2014 believes they will land a job in their chosen field. This group of [...]

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Published on May 23rd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Economy, Working
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The Picasso Effect: A Secret to Career Success?

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This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest.com.
The secret to climbing the career ladder just might be knitting, taking a ceramics class or refurbishing old cars.
That’s right: According to new research from San Francisco State University, embracing your creative after-work hobbies—even if it’s just trying your hand at a new dessert [...]

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Published on May 9th, 2014
Modified on May 1st, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Working
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10 Questions for … a Business Coach

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This post comes from Jessica Henderson at our partner site LearnVest.
Never miss a new episode of Shark Tank? Invented a revolutionary evaporating kitty litter that you’re itching to debut to the world?
You’re not alone.
Every month, some 543,000 new businesses are launched—but the hard truth is that only seven out of 10 survive the [...]

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Published on April 11th, 2014
Modified on April 4th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Self Employment, Working
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Time or money?

Written by Richard Barrington - 3 Comments

It’s a common dilemma: When you are young, say just getting out of college, you tend to have plenty of free time but little money. Later, as your career takes off, you start to have more money but less time.
It would be nice to have both time and money at the same stage of your [...]

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Published on March 31st, 2014
Modified on April 4th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Working
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