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    Help! I Can’t Land an Interview

    Help! I Can’t Land an Interview
    The bills are piling up. It has been months since you lost your job. You are becoming extremely concerned. You feel as if you have done everything you can to secure a new job opportunity but nothing has become fruitful– not even a job interview. If this sounds familiar, don’t despair. I sympathize and many, unfortunately, are in your situation. Ironically, although the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Study: Some Student Aid Out of Reach

    Study: Some Student Aid Out of Reach
    Study: Some student aid out of reach More than 20 percent of community college students in Virginia do not have access to federal loans, according to a national study. [widget:finance_quiz] The report by the Project on Student Debt found that one in 10 community college students in the United States are barred from financing their education with federal loans, considered the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Recession Over? Kinda Sort of, Economists Say

    Recession Over? Kinda Sort of, Economists Say
    Oct. 31--DURHAM -- Economic experts weighing in on some Friday morning pronouncements that the recession likely ended this summer agreed with the assessment, but said high unemployment and job losses will also likely continue. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that gross domestic product increased by an estimated 3.5 percent in the third quarter on Thursday largely a result of ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    8 Money Saving Tips from the Great Depression

    8 Money Saving Tips from the Great Depression
    The economy is sour and we have yet to see signs of the recovery in our own lives, but there’s no need to hoard every penny you’ve got and live in fear. Why? We’ve been through bad times before. And we didn't just survive — we emerged even stronger and smarter than before. When? The Great Depression of the 1930s, for ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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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 10 months ago | Rated: +25
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Five States Stretch School Schedules

    Five States Stretch School Schedules
    If the school day didn't seem long enough already for students in these five states, it’s probably about to. [gate] Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee and the lucky five U.S. states that will continue an initiative to have the option to add on school days, make school days longer, or both. The options will be decided upon by schools, ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change

    America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change
    According to a new survey, most Americans think higher education is still highly valued, but needs to change to compete in the global marketplace. [gate] In fact, 83 percent thought that a college education is necessary to achieving success in the global economy. In reference to their opinions of the nation as a whole, 46 percent consider the state of higher ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    The Top 10 Richest Colleges

    The Top 10 Richest Colleges
    College tuition costs raise with the blink of an eye, but where does the money go? Do these institutions really need our hard-earned, loaned and borrowed cash? Maybe. We'll let you be the judge of that. According to a list of colleges with the largest financial endowments, compiled by U.S. News and World Report, these are the top ten richest colleges ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Private Sector Job Market Grows for 12th Straight Month

    Private Sector Job Market Grows for 12th Straight Month
    MARCH 2011 -- The nation’s jobless rate fell to 8.9% last month – its lowest level since April of 2009. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 222,000 private sector jobs were added in February— which marks the 12th straight month of private sector job growth that has added 1.5 million jobs at private firms. However, the total net increase ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    3 Good Things a Recession Does for Careers

    3 Good Things a Recession Does for Careers
    Are you sick of hearing bad news about the economy and job market? Well then, this post is for you. I’m not trying to discount the fact a lot of people are suffering professionally these days. Yet, the reality is a recession actually has some short-term and long-term upsides when it comes to how we view and manage our careers. That’s ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Jobless Numbers Largely Unchanged from Last Month

    Jobless Numbers Largely Unchanged from Last Month
    APRIL 2011-- The nation’s unemployment rate was largely unchanged from February’s 8.9% , reported in March. And, new applications for unemployment benefits fell by 10,000 in the last week of March to 382,000, the U.S. Labor Department reported. However, a story in the Huffington Post this week calls attention to the “real unemployment rate”, which includes people who have been on ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Who’s Hiring for the Holidays? Companies Hiring 2014 Seasonal Employees

    Who’s Hiring for the Holidays? Companies Hiring 2014 Seasonal Employees
    The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, estimates that the holiday shopping season accounts for about 20 percent of the industry’s annual sales. As a result, it’s clear why retailers want to ensure they’re properly staffed to handle the holiday shoppers. This year, retailers are expected to hire more than 800,000 seasonal ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +28
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    No Credit Card Debt at Graduation: Priceless

    No Credit Card Debt at Graduation: Priceless
    Owning at least one credit card has become the norm on college campuses. Nevertheless, credit card ignorance continues to exist at universities throughout the nation. Credit card companies have historically targeted the college-age population. [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] “Credit cards are extremely useful for younger people,” business professor Glenn MacDonald said. “They solve a problem younger people have.” Among these problems are access to ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Have You Considered Consolidating?

    Have You Considered Consolidating?
    No matter what type of loan you take out, it comes with its own interest rate. It can seem like a riddle when trying to keep track of your loans and payments. When it comes to loans, consolidation can be a great option. In consolidating your loans, it can become easier to handle because, essentially, your multiple loans will become one ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    10 Internship Interview Tips

    10 Internship Interview Tips
    No matter where you are in life, interviews are stressful. Whether you’ve been through hundreds or it’s your first interview experience, the preparation process is filled with anxiety. Chances are, if you’re interviewing for an internship opportunity, you haven’t been through that many interviews in your lifetime. But, the more you prepare, the less anxious you’ll feel. Lucky for you, the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Money Saving New Year's Resolutions

    Money Saving New Year's Resolutions
    It's about to be 2017, which means that everyone is about to make their New Year's Resolutions. That means, the timing could not be more perfect to focus on resolving to focus on your education and, of course, a way to pay for it! Here are some suggestions of resolutions you can take on this year to improve your financial situation: ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +20