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    College Turmoil Increases Need for Financial Planning

    College Turmoil Increases Need for Financial Planning
    Aug. 24--Families have always agonized over how to save money for their children to attend college, but these days planning can be even more difficult. Colleges and universities have been raising fees sharply and often, making it particularly difficult for families to plan. The phenomenon also has widened the gap between low-income families who can secure enough student aid to pay ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Community Colleges Seeing Record Enrollment

    Community Colleges Seeing Record Enrollment
    Aug. 24--Community colleges in the Cape Fear region are seeing a record number of people enrolling in classes for the fall semester. But some of the schools are short on instructors and space as they try to accommodate the growing number of students while working with cash strapped budgets. All of the colleges in the region have seen an increase in ...
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    The New Economy: Retrain Your Brain

    The New Economy: Retrain Your Brain
    As stars of the Old Economy go, Shu Kim and Khanh Pham sparkled. Working for a storied finance firm — Kim, 40, as in-house counsel and Pham, 33, as a real estate investment banker — the two women deployed classic analytical left-brain skills to keep a seemingly well-oiled machine humming. A machine called Lehman Brothers. Lehman is dead, but the two ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?

    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?
    Several grass-roots groups were established on Facebook in early 2009 calling for the cancellation of all student loan debt under the theory that this will stimulate the economy. Most noteworthy is the group Cancel Student Loan Debt to Stimulate the Economy (see also www.forgivestudentloandebt.com) founded by Robert Applebaum, a New York attorney. This group has grown to have more than 220,000 ...
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    In Unpredictable Times, Count on College Tuition to Keep Going Up

    In Unpredictable Times, Count on College Tuition to Keep Going Up
    Everybody has their own welcome-to-the-real-world moment. Staring at your first paycheck and wondering what all those deductions are. ... Waking up at 2:30 in the morning with your 5-year-old at your beside, saying, "I think I'm gonna frow up." ... Hearing the mechanic say, "Looks like your tranny's shot," in rural Georgia on your first family vacation to Florida. There's a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The List is Out: America's Best Colleges

    The List is Out: America's Best Colleges
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group today released the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges, which includes rankings of more than 1,400 schools nationwide. Harvard University and Princeton University tie the top of the list for Best National Universities, while Williams College is ranked top for Best Liberal Arts College. The exclusive rankings, available online today at www.usnews.com/colleges, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    13 Networking Mistakes

    13  Networking Mistakes
    You wouldn't wear jeans to a job interview, but do you pay as much attention to job-hunting etiquette when networking? Everyone talks about networking but few realize how to do it well. Most people start networking when they start looking for a job. In any job market (and especially this one), a network will provide you with more opportunities and more ...
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    America's Fattest States

    America's Fattest States
    Americans are fat and getting fatter. Calling for a national strategy to combat obesity, the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report recently detailing America's growing obesity epidemic. F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009 found that obesity did not decline in any state with rates rising in 23 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    New Bill Aims to Reduce Student Loan Rates

    New Bill Aims to Reduce Student Loan Rates
    Jul. 30--An estimated 100,000 Ohioans could see relief from costly student loans through legislation introduced yesterday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Brown's bill would allow college graduates and others who are no longer enrolled to swap their private loans for federal loans with lower interest rates. "Too many Ohioans are still paying for college decades after they graduate -- through private ...
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    America's Top School: West Point Blows Ivy Leages Away

    America's Top School: West Point Blows Ivy Leages Away
    WEST POINT, N.Y. - The U.S. Military Academy is rated the best college in the country in this year's Forbes magazine rankings. West Point beat out No. 2 Princeton and third-place California Institute of Technology in the America's Best College report. The magazine cites the work ethic and drive to succeed at West Point, and the fact that cadets graduate without ...
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    Roommates Learn Patience, Compromise

    Roommates Learn Patience, Compromise
    Aug. 18--TRAVERSE CITY -- Madeline Mesa is an outgoing Floridian who's used to sharing her space with her sister. Dakota Deeren is a shy-at-first Michiganian and an only child who's rarely had to share her space with anyone. Alike or not, the two strangers will become roommates when they arrive at Northwestern Michigan College next week for their freshman year. They'll ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Median Student Loan Debt for BA Degree Now $17,700

    Median Student Loan Debt for BA Degree Now $17,700
    BOULDER, Colo. -- Ryan Nowakowski -- a University of Colorado graduate with an aerospace engineering degree -- juggled jobs, sometimes working 40 hours while taking a full load of classes. That way, his paychecks helped cushion his debt load, paying for rent and his monthly $400 grocery bills. ("I'm 6'6 and eat like it's nobody's business," Nowakowski admits). But he used ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Where to Find Obama’s Stimulus Plan Jobs

    Where to Find Obama’s Stimulus Plan Jobs
    Just graduated college and can’t find a job? You’re not alone. You’ve probably heard about all the money President Obama has dumped into the economy, but chances are you haven’t seen it first hand. So, where are all the jobs? President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the Stimulus Plan) is expected to save or create 3.5 million jobs over ...
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    Never Used a Card Catalogue? You Must be Part of Generation Y

    Never Used a Card Catalogue? You Must be Part of Generation Y
    MILWAUKEE (AP) - For most teens starting college this fall, rap music has always been mainstream, Mike Tyson has always been a felon and wars have always unfolded on TV in real time. Incoming freshmen never used a card catalog, never knew a world without the Cartoon Network, and never had to wait for the evening news to find out that ...
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    Economy Changing Plans for College Students

    Economy Changing Plans for College Students
    HOUSTON -- One-third of students are changing their college plans because of the economy, according to the 2009 Back to College survey. The nationwide survey, conducted by Money Management International, a nonprofit full-service credit counseling organization, measured the toll of the economy on students' plans for attending and paying for college. Tuition, room, and board for the average undergraduate student in ...
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    Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search

    Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search
    So while I am conquering my anxieties with positive action steps in my job hunt, I've received some rather amusing bits of advice. I've managed to always graciously smile and say thank you outwardly, while inwardly wondering what is occurring in people's minds as they share these bits of advice. #1: Take the Summer Off So my top piece of bad ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Surprisingly Strong Jobs Data Signal Turning Point

    Surprisingly Strong Jobs Data Signal Turning Point
    It's the clearest sign yet the recession is finally ending: Employers laid off far fewer workers in July, the jobless rate dipped for the first time in 15 months and workers' hours and pay edged upward. Those are the kind of figures that could give Americans the psychological boost necessary for recovery to take root after the worst recession since World ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    7 Tips for Social Networking Online: An Entry-Level Guide

    Choose Your Flavor Don't jump at every offer to join a social networking service. Some focus on dating, while others are devoted to professional interests. Many mix business and pleasure: One moment you may marvel at a newfound friend's taste in tunes; the next you realize she works at the company of your dreams. But you probably don't want to devote ...
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    Interested in Writing for MonsterCollege?

    Interested in Writing for MonsterCollege?
    Interested in writing for MonsterCollege? We are looking for people to contribute: • Interview Advice Articles • Employer Reviews • Resume & Cover Letter Tips • How-To Professional Guides • Career & Job Seeking Advice • Original Videos If you are interested in any of these options, please send an e-mail to info@college.monster.com
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Re-Energize Your Job Search: Best Tips and Tricks

    Re-Energize Your Job Search: Best Tips and Tricks
    Finding a job can be almost as time-consuming as actually having a job! For many people it can take days, weeks, even months, to land that dream job, and it's no surprise that it's easy to get discouraged, distracted, and depressed. There are two important things to remember - you are not alone and we are here to help! HRPeople comes ...
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