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    5 Ways to Ease the Transition from College to a Career

    5 Ways to Ease the Transition from College to a Career
    Graduating from college is a big change. You’re no longer a student and, suddenly, you’re expected to be a functioning “adult” in the “real world.” Going from student status to "adulting" can be difficult, but, there are ways to help ease the transition into your next phase of life and set yourself up for long term career success. The key is ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Debt Worriers

    Debt Worriers
    At this point, it’s old news that student loan rates have doubled. It’s also nothing new to hear that student debt is higher than ever, surpassing $1 trillion. Student loan debt inflicts one out of five Americans over the age of 20; two out of three college seniors (2011). The average amount is over $28,000 – not a small amount by ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +34
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    Shocking Student Debt Statistics

    Shocking Student Debt Statistics
    Everyone wants a slice of the American Dream and, in this modern day, going to college is essential to success. Forget keeping up with the Jones’, these days Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the very student loans they took out to help ensure future success. So, what happens when they very institution that’s supposed to safeguard ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +45
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    The 5 Key Components of Financial Literacy

    The 5 Key Components of Financial Literacy
    Educators work to include a wide array of studies within the required curriculum for young adults. However, according to FORBES, there’s a key component of life in which students of all ages aren’t gaining enough knowledge. Therefore, many young professionals lack this know-how as well, since they never really mastered the concepts while in school. Even though financial literacy is crucial ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +27
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    The Controversy of Remedial College Courses

    The Controversy of Remedial College Courses
    At this point in higher education, you don’t need anyone to elucidate on how expensive college can be. We’ve all seen the startling figures on the rate of college cost inflation, read about the five-figure debt that college students are saddled with after graduation and heard about the increasing percentage of people defaulting on their student loans. As a result, current ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +32
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    Updates to the Total and Permanent Disability Federal Student Loan Discharge Program

    Updates to the Total and Permanent Disability Federal Student Loan Discharge Program
    Former and current college students with disabilities may not be aware of a program that allows student debt relief, and the Department of Education announced a new process to identify individuals eligible for the federal loan forgiveness program, called the Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Federal Student Loan Discharge. The program was created to aid those who are permanently disabled and/or ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    The Price of Happiness in Each State

    The Price of Happiness in Each State
    The age-old adage says money doesn’t buy happiness. True. But, for many, it surely can help qualm financial worries and allow workers to afford the type of lifestyle they’d like. So, no, of course money doesn’t buy happiness. But, yes, it can help. Recently, the Council for Community & Economic Research published a study that details how much money a person ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +34
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    Top 10 Most Wanted Degrees in 2016 by Employers

    Top 10 Most Wanted Degrees in 2016 by Employers
    Finally, some great news for college graduates! The job outlook is getting brighter this year, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a non-profit group that connects college career services with employers. The survey’s findings indicate that employers are planning on hiring 11% more college graduates within the U.S. than last year. The NACE ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Study Reveals Why Millennials Are Broke

    Study Reveals Why Millennials Are Broke
    If you’re a broke Millennial, unfortunately, you’re not alone. Apparently, statistics show that there’s a significant reason for this, too. According to Post Grad Problems, Millennial workers’ wages are about the same today as they were in the 1980s. Yes, you read that correctly: Millennials are making the same projected salary as they would have in the 1980s. These statistics were ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    Grad Students Petition for Employee Status: Labor Board Reconsiders Stance

    Grad Students Petition for Employee Status: Labor Board Reconsiders Stance
    For most graduate students, teaching undergraduates, research and grading can take up long hours. But, they’re still considered students, not employees. Most of these students, however, will tell you that this is, in fact, work and would like to be considered employees by universities rather than students. While many graduate students are given a stipend and some even have the benefit ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Yik Yak Cracks Down on Campus Cyber Bullying

    Yik Yak Cracks Down on Campus Cyber Bullying
    Once upon a time, Facebook was only accessible to college students, providing them an exclusive community in which to share their favorite movies, quotes and update friends on what they were doing at that moment. Now, it’s a global phenomenon – but whatever it is today, its roots are embedded on college campuses. A newer online community, Yik Yak, is plodding ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Low Income, Wealthy Students Compete for Aid Amidst Rising College Costs

    Low Income, Wealthy Students Compete for Aid Amidst Rising College Costs
    In the last five years, the cost of attending college has risen roughly 12%, according to CollegeBoard’s Trends in Higher Education. But what has increased at an even further alarming rate is the financial aid gap between lower income and wealthy students. The focus, which has been brought to light by Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst at New America, found ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    For-Profit College Ordered to Pay Students $1.2 Billion

    For-Profit College Ordered to Pay Students $1.2 Billion
    Another for-profit has come under fire for its recruiting and money-making schemes. A huge victory was won this week for students that had once attended Corinthian College, according to MarketWatch. Like other for-profits that have come under federal and civil scrutiny, Corinthian advertised false graduation and job placement rates in order to attract students. After graduation, these students were unable to ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Top 20 Companies with Uniquely Amazing Employee Benefits

    Top 20 Companies with Uniquely Amazing Employee Benefits
    When it comes to your ideal job or career, what do you look for? Surely, salary is a factor but it shouldn’t be the only one. When you’re considering a job offer, it’s important to take a company’s culture in mind, which includes employee benefits and perks because these aspects can make a huge impact on your quality of life. In ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +33
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    How to Ask Your Employer for Student Loan Assistance

    How to Ask Your Employer for Student Loan Assistance
    The student loan market – and subsequent skyrocketing student loan debt – has influenced so much of today’s economy that it has even become a component in job search and salary negotiations. Savvy job seekers are asking employers how they can effectively help them pay off student loan debt in addition to conversations about healthcare, 401K and work-life benefits. After all, ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +25
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    St. Patrick's Day Quiz

    St. Patrick's Day Quiz
    Do you have the luck of the Irish? Could you outsmart a leprechaun? How much do you really know about March 17? Find out by taking this short, 10 question St. Patrick's Day trivia quiz below!
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    What Would You Be Willing to Do to Erase Your Student Debt?

    What Would You Be Willing to Do to Erase Your Student Debt?
    One out of seven Americans has student debt. Ask anyone and they’ll agree that the stress in paying it off can be insurmountable. Most people say they’d be willing to do just about anything to get rid of their student debt if asked, so a recent survey got into the specifics to see what people would actually do. Unsurprisingly, people would ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    10 Happiest Places to Work in the U.S.

    10 Happiest Places to Work in the U.S.
    What makes people happy in their jobs? Is it the money? The working culture? The location? Forbes’ top 20 happiest places to work appears to be a little of all three. Most top 20 locations are either on the East or West Coast, and it shouldn’t be a surprise that three of the top 10 locations are in Silicon Valley. Also, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rate This
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    College Majors that Make the Most Money

    College Majors that Make the Most Money
    You’ve heard the old saying: do what you love; love what you do. But doing what you love doesn’t always lead to a lucrative career. Given that more students are graduating with debt than not, money may lead to financial freedom – which could “buy” a degree of happiness. So when it comes to college majors, which provide the most bang ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +24
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    How to Pay Off $23K in Student Loans in 10 Months

    How to Pay Off $23K in Student Loans in 10 Months
    According to a 2013 survey by One Wisconsin Institute, it takes the average borrower roughly 21 years to pay off their students loans – even on a “ten-year repayment plan.” So paying off exactly $23,375 in student loan debt in 10 months sounds impossible, right? Not for Jordan Arnold, a recent college graduate in Indiana. TIME reports that Arnold paid off ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +26