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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 9 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 6 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Top 5 Jobs with the Widest Gender Pay Gap

    Top 5 Jobs with the Widest Gender Pay Gap
    Equal pay for equal work: It’s a no-brainer, right? Apparently, it’s not – at least if we’re judging by what’s going on with women’s wages across the nation. According to Yahoo Finance, “On average, women in America earn 78 cents for every dollar a man makes.” While the wage gap has improved within the last few decades, progress is slowing down. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rate This
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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 9 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 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Job Search Prep: 3 To-Dos

    Job Search Prep: 3 To-Dos
    It's time for you to do some internship or job search prep. The good new is that this prep isn’t too intensive or time-consuming. In fact, you could accomplish it all in one afternoon. 1. Create or update your LinkedIn profile. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, it’s time to jump on board this “social media” outlet. LinkedIn allows you ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rate This
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    Keep it Professional: Social Media and the Job Search

    Keep it Professional: Social Media and the Job Search
    For four years, your social media presence has been all about impressing your peers and working on that perfect selfie angle. But believe it or not, your future employer could care less about which side is your best side. In fact, if they saw all 872 of your selfies, you probably wouldn’t be at the top of their candidate list. So ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rate This
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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 6 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 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Harvard MBA Grad Pays Off $101K in Student Debt in Seven Months

    Harvard MBA Grad Pays Off $101K in Student Debt in Seven Months
    Raise your hand if you have or will have student loan debt? Ok…just about everyone here? That’s what I thought. According to finaid.org, over 65% of undergraduate seniors with a Bachelor’s degree in 2007 – 08 graduated with an average of over $23,000 student loan debt. But the borrowing doesn’t stop there. Finaid.org reports that at least 55% of graduate and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    24 Off-Limits Interview Words

    24 Off-Limits Interview Words
    An interview’s tone can be changed with the mere usage of one or more words. Certain words set the scene and, unfortunately, using the wrong vocabulary can make the difference between you getting the job or being cut from the application process all together. While it may seem trivial, using these words can cloud what you’re really trying to say or ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rate This
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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 9 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 6 years ago | Rated: +17
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    7 Job Negotiation Strategies

    7 Job Negotiation Strategies
    When entering the work force, it’s important to keep negotiation tactics in mind when considering your job offers. After all, business is business. And, while it’s certainly understandable to be over the moon because you’ve received a job offer, it’s important to keep those emotions on the inside. Often times, graduates jump on the first offer they receive after graduation without ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rate This
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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 9 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 6 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 6 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 9 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 about 6 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 9 years ago | Rate This