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Should Your Parents Have a Say in Your College Major?

When my husband chose to pursue his first bachelor’s degree in theatre arts, his parents were less than thrilled. They wanted him to be happy,

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How to Negotiate Salary and Juggle Job Offers

You’ve got a job offer: That’s great, but now what? According to conventional wisdom, salary negotiations should be numero uno on your agenda. You weren’t

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Earn and Learn: 10 Great Jobs That Start With an Apprenticeship

As the cost of a four-year degree continues to surge higher, a more traditional form of education seems to be catching on: the apprenticeship. A wide range of


10 Hot Jobs That Simply Cannot Be Shipped Overseas

Over the last decade, two huge issues — rising student loan debt and the lack of entry-level jobs – have been on a collision course.

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How Financial Security and Useful Skills Change Your Decision-Making Process

A few weeks ago, an interesting event occurred in one of my old hobbies that sheds a wonderful light on how decision making processes of

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11 Benefits You Should Be Taking Advantage of at Work

For the first two years of my previous career, I was largely unaware of many of the employee benefits I was eligible for. Sure, I

Handling Future Uncertainty

Handling Future Uncertainty

Alex writes in: I am 26 years old. I have paid off all of my student loans and am looking forward to the future. I

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10 College Degrees That Could Pay Off in 2015

Recent news about the rising costs of college has been nothing short of dark and dreary. By all accounts, the price tag of higher education

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The Value Line: Building More Skills for a Better Life

My father was always a “jack of all trades” kind of guy. He was an absolute stellar gardener. He was a very good small-scale commercial

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Choosing Your Personal Financial Focus

When I first started my professional life, my main financial focus was on my career. I tried really hard to establish a great professional foundation

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How to Write a Thank-You Note

With graduation and wedding season upon us, you may be faced with the arduous task of finding the proper way to thank others for their

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10 Best Entry-Level Jobs With Long-Term Potential

If you’re fresh out of school without much experience, you’ll probably have to take an entry-level job — but that doesn’t mean you have to stay in


Nine Steps to Prepare for an Upcoming Job Loss

At my previous job, I was employed for a while on a series of annual contracts that were renewed each May. The money that funded

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10 Booming, Mostly Blood-Free Healthcare Jobs for the Squeamish

Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a rewarding career in healthcare. What do you see? Chances are, you picture yourself performing a whirlwind of

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10 Apps I Use Every Day to Help My Productivity

For me, every day is filled with personal and professional tasks that require the use of a computer and/or a smartphone. I have articles to

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Choosing a College Major? Check the Stats First

If you’re on the verge of choosing a college major, there are a number of factors you should consider. Not only do you need to

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50 Small Businesses You Can Start on Your Own

In the past, I’ve discussed how it’s a good idea to spend your spare time dabbling in entrepreneurship: It fills your time with something that

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The Ultimate Work-at-Home Job: Running a Bed and Breakfast

Running a brothel was never part of Debbie Miller’s plan. But 25 years ago, in rural Ohio, there were few people who understood the distinction between

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