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    Learn From the Recession: Choose a Strong Company

    [photo:156116] Countless individuals were laid off or fired in the last two years due to their companies’ dire financial situations. Whether you are currently unemployed or employed but thinking of working somewhere else, you should know how to avoid this scenario in the future. Your safest bet is to select a new company with a high profitability ratio. In short, companies ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Positive Changes for Student Loans are Expected

    Positive Changes for Student Loans are Expected
    Big changes may be coming soon to the student loan industry, and those involved are preparing for the adjustments. The Obama administration's plan is to eliminate the Federal Family Education Loan Program, which has provided education loans to students and parents through a public and private partnership with lenders since 1965, if Congress approves the measure. Direct lending from the U.S. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    9 Ways to Pay Off Student Debt

    9 Ways to Pay Off Student Debt
    Do you feel like you’re drowning in debt? Many people feel like they’re never going to get out of the debt cycle. In fact, according to an annual Project on Student Debt report just released from the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), “Seven in 10 college seniors (71%) who graduated last year had student loan debt, with an average ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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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 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Student Loan Debt Rising

    Student Loan Debt Rising
    It's tough out there. And that shows when it comes to student loans. Students are borrowing more and more. According to CreditKarma.com, a consumer credit advocate, which recently released its U.S. Credit Score Climate Report with trend data for April 2011, student loan debt increased over last year. In fact, nationally, average student loan debt per consumer increased six percent since ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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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 nearly $27,000 – not a small amount by ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    April Unemployment Numbers More of the Same

    April Unemployment Numbers More of the Same
    The official unemployment rate rose slightly in April to 9 percent, due to a 200,000 person drop in the number of employed Americans. But according to PBS’s comprehensive number of the un- and underemployed (U-7) the number rose to nearly 18 percent. Even more depressing, last month's unemployment insurance claims shot up dramatically, numbers PBS says are more recent data than ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Unemployment Rate Remains Even Over Last Month

    Unemployment Rate Remains Even Over Last Month
    JUNE 2011 — Unemployment for the month of May remains at 8.7%— the same as April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy did gain jobs in May —54,000 —but that’s down from a 232,000 gain in April. Meanwhile, the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose again remaining above the 400,000 mark for the ninth ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Unemployment Rises in June

    Unemployment Rises in June
    JULY 8, 2011 -- The Nation’s Unemployment rate rose to 9.2% last month – up from its two year low of 8.8% in March. The bad news is adding to spreading fears that the recession is headed for a “double dip”, where things could get worse again before they get better. In June, employers added almost no new jobs. Only 18,000 ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: -9
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    2009 in Pictures

    2009 in Pictures
    2010 is almost here. Before we jump too far ahead, it's time to look back on 2009. MonsterCollege collected some of the best photography from each of the year's biggest stories. Come with us on a stroll down memory lane. View 2009 in Pictures.
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    More Students to Drive home for Thanksgiving

    More Students to Drive home for Thanksgiving
    Nov. 19--More Americans will take to the roads but fewer to the skies this Thanksgiving, as travelers control spending amid tough economic times, automotive and travel group AAA predicted Wednesday. AAA forecast that 38.4 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home for the holiday, up 1.4 percent from last year. About 86 percent will drive, up slightly, thanks ...
    Published over 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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    It’s Payback Time: Keeping Up with Your Student Loan Payments

    It’s Payback Time: Keeping Up with Your Student Loan Payments
    For the past four or five years, your student loans have been a nagging presence, but something that you’ve kept tucked away in the back of your mind – behind the essays, Blue Book exams and presentations. But now, it’s time to bring those pesky student loans to the forefront of your mind and get down to business on repaying them. ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Crowdfunding for College

    Crowdfunding for College
    Crowdfunding, the latest trend in the startup craze, allows the public to view and donate to causes and projects via a public platform. Students have jumped on the bandwagon, utilizing crowdfunding resources to fund the often astronomical student loans that have accumulated. Here are some resources that students can utilize crowdfunding for debt payment, as well as manage a current financial ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing

    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing
    The online sector is an ever-changing, ever-growing market, especially in terms of education. Though many areas are still new and in development stages, many advances have been made within recent years to improve the learning experience, both for users and institutions alike. Below are some of the most significant changes that have occurred as a part of the online learning movement. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    The “Free” Tuition Experiment

    The “Free” Tuition Experiment
    No matter where you attend college today, costs have skyrocketed, leaving students with the impending doom of student debt for years to come. Meanwhile, public funding for education has been declining to the point of nonexistence, as far as many students are concerned. So, what can be done to combat the issue? It seems as though many are considering the recent ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    Department of Education Launches New Income-Based Repayment Plan

    Department of Education Launches New Income-Based Repayment Plan
    For years, President Obama has advocated for college students and graduates, and one of his biggest proposals to help the student loan debt crisis has become a reality for millions of borrowers. This summer, both President Obama and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, called for changes to the current student loan repayment system, and as of the end of October, a ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +22