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Obstacles to Beat with These Strategies for Finding a Job
Oct 11

Obstacles to Beat with These Strategies for Finding a Job

Whether you heard it on the radio, watched it on TV, saw it on your smartphone, or read it in the newspaper, the good news was everywhere last Friday: The U.S. unemployment rate dipped below 6 percent for the first time since July 2008. More precisely, our economy added 248,000 new jobs in September, extending

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How to Sharpen Your Interview Time Management Skills for Lengthy Job Interviews
Oct 10

How to Sharpen Your Interview Time Management Skills for Lengthy Job Interviews

In light of how tough the job market has become over the last few years, some employers are making the hiring process more selective. Many recent grads find themselves facing marathon interview sessions that can last anywhere from three to six hours, or even stretch out over a period of days. Lengthy interviews are beneficial

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What You’ll Pay In Health Care Costs If You Get Ebola

What You’ll Pay In Health Care Costs If You Get Ebola

Clearly, Ebola is on everyone’s mind. Type “ebola” into Google search, and 258 million search results pop up in a fraction of a second. Compare that with only 79 million for ISIS or just 21 million for George Clooney. Aware that the most recent outbreak has already claimed more than 4,000 lives, including Thomas Eric

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How to Pay Student Loans Without Going Crazy If You Owe a Six-Figure Amount
Oct 09

How to Pay Student Loans Without Going Crazy If You Owe a Six-Figure Amount

Student loan debt has reached epic proportions, topping $1.2 trillion and that figure is on the rise. Today’s grads are stuck trying to pay student loans to the tune of close to $30,000 on average but for some, the cost is substantially higher. These so-called “super-borrowers” are racking up student loan debt to the tune

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10 Home Selling Mistakes Caused by Your Ego

10 Home Selling Mistakes Caused by Your Ego

When it comes to selling your home, having the confidence that it will sell and turn a profit are good things. However, in today’s world of the Internet and not to mention HGTV home improvement and real estate shows (that only give you shiny, edited versions of what really happens), it’s easy to believe you know

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Why You Should Feel Good About Stealing Money from Your 401(k)

Why You Should Feel Good About Stealing Money from Your 401(k)

About 20 percent of all company employees steal from themselves — and, shockingly, most feel good about it. This act of self-robbery, also known as borrowing against your 401(k), is all very legal, and readily condoned by corporations and the government. In fact, many hard-working employees regularly do it to pay off debt (46 percent), pay

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Credit Card Closed Automatically Due to Data Breaches? Here’s What to Do
Oct 08

Credit Card Closed Automatically Due to Data Breaches? Here’s What to Do

It seems like every day there’s a new data breach making headlines and consumers are holding their breath to see whether their accounts have been hacked. In an effort to try and minimize the damage, some banks are automatically canceling debit and credit cards at the first sign of suspicious activity. The problem is that

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8 Sneaky Real Estate Agent Tricks to Watch Out for

8 Sneaky Real Estate Agent Tricks to Watch Out for

Recent opinion polls show real estate professionals rank higher than lawyers, business executives, and advertising people when it comes to public perceptions of honesty and ethics. The best poll scores go to the medical professions — nurses, pharmacists, doctors — worst go to politicians, lawyers, news reporters. Of course, every profession — real estate included

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The Best Approaches for Merging Marriage and Debt

The Best Approaches for Merging Marriage and Debt

It’s no secret that disagreements over how to manage joint finances are the leading predictor of divorce. When it comes to arguments over money issues, marriage and debt often don’t mix. Figuring out how to merge your money is no easy task, especially if you both have completely different attitudes towards spending and saving. If you’re frugal by

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5 Money Problems 20-Somethings Have Difficulty Accepting
Oct 07

5 Money Problems 20-Somethings Have Difficulty Accepting

Today’s 20-somethings are redefining what personal finance means as they try to overcome some unique money problems. Burdened with thousands of dollars in student loan debt and faced with a job market that’s tighter than ever, they’re shaping a new version of the American Dream that doesn’t revolve around 2.5 kids and a white picket

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