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    The Budget-Friendly Gift Guide

    The Budget-Friendly Gift Guide
    The holiday season is one of the most expensive times of the year. So how do you buy meaningful gifts on a budget? At MonsterCollege, we’ve scoured the web for gifts for each of your friends and co-workers, based on their personalities. As you shop, remember that most sites are recommending that you order your gifts by December 21 to get ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

    How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution
    In 2007, Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, conducted a study to test the commitment to New Year’s resolutions. His study found that roughly 78% of all people who make New Year’s resolutions fail to keep them. So how can you make 2012 different from the past few years? How can you keep your New Year’s resolutions for ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Not all College Degrees are Real

    Not all College Degrees are Real
    Rochville University, an online college lacking proper accreditation, awarded an MBA to a dog earlier this year. Yet Rochville diplomas continue to be touted by professionals on the resumes they post to the LinkedIn networking site, warns GetEducated.com. Besides Rochville, many other online colleges lacking proper accreditation are listed by LinkedIn users on their resumes. Thousands of professionals claim degree mill ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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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 ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    University Campus Divided Over Concealed Weapons Ban

    University Campus Divided Over Concealed Weapons Ban
    Students and administrators at a Colorado university are at odds over a policy allowing students to legally carry concealed weapons on campus, officials say. Colorado State University campus police and administrators want a ban on weapons, but students are against such restrictions, The Denver Post reported Wednesday. [widget:resumeinterview_advice] State law allows those with permits to have a handgun on any part ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Get a Summer Job from President Obama, Bon Jovi

    Get a Summer Job from President Obama, Bon Jovi
    Have you spent the last few weeks frantically searching for a summer job only to find job openings at your local public pool or shaved ice stand? The problem is a common one for students, especially in this economy, when students are battling experienced adults for temporary or part-time job opportunities. President Obama’s Administration has grown increasingly concerned over this trend, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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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 ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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    10 Career Options with Equal Pay for Women

    10 Career Options with Equal Pay for Women
    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make an average of 81 cents to every dollar that a man makes. While women have been making less than men since they entered the workforce en masse in the 70s and 80s, the gender gap in pay has been steadily decreasing. But some career options have closed that gap to as ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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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 ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This
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    The 411 on President Obama’s American Jobs Act

    The 411 on President Obama’s American Jobs Act
    If you’ve been tuning into the news for the past few months, you’ll notice that the unemployment rate has been steadily decreasing several tenths of a percentage point from month to month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, that number had dropped to 8.3% in February. Good news for the economy, and good news for job seekers across the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Student Loan Debt Clock Reaches $1 Trillion

    Student Loan Debt Clock Reaches $1 Trillion
    The student loan debt clock reached the $1 trillion milestone at about 6:40 am ET on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Although the student loan debt clock is for entertainment purposes only, reaching this milestone demonstrates that student loan debt is a macroeconomic factor, with the potential to affect the economy, albeit modestly at present. Student loan debt will not derail the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +9
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: -1
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Law School Graduate Pays $114K Student Loan in Cash

    Law School Graduate Pays $114K Student Loan in Cash
    What would you give to pay off your student loan debt in one, sweeping payment? Better yet: what would you give to see the look on the bankers’ faces when you did so? Alex Kenjeev, a graduate student from the University of Toronto and venture capitalist for O’Leary Ventures, did just that, according to Business Insider. The former law student had ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Small Cities in the U.S. Paying Off Student Loan Debt for Residents

    Small Cities in the U.S. Paying Off Student Loan Debt for Residents
    Would you move if it meant someone else would pay off your student loan debt? So would we. It turns out, several smaller cities in the United States are offering just that. They’re encouraging young graduates to move to their cities and hold steady jobs, and in exchange, the city will help pay down their student loan debt. According to ABC ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Student Accidentally Attaches Nicolas Cage Photo in Place of Resume -- Did She Get the Job?

    Student Accidentally Attaches Nicolas Cage Photo in Place of Resume -- Did She Get the Job?
    While Nicolas Cage may be able to escape from Alcatraz, the once most impenetrable prison in the U.S., or steal the Declaration of Independence (ok…at least the characters he plays in movies can), he can’t actually get you a job. Vanessa Hodja learned that in the most humbling way possible. Hodja, a 20-year-old student from Toronto, sent what she thought was ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Law School Apps Are Down, Scholarship Money is Up

    Law School Apps Are Down, Scholarship Money is Up
    If you were thinking about going to law school, now is the time. The economy has not been kind to recent law school graduates, and as a result, the number of applicants to these schools, even top-tier institutions, has dwindled. The American Bar Association recently released its figures for the 2011 – 2012 school year, which showed that enrollment is down ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rate This