Career and Education

How to Avoid Scams for State and Government Grants

by Kevin Mulligan April 3, 2013

The United States government supports various initiatives using grant money to qualified applicants. Whenever there is the appeal of free money you will find scammers and con artists using that free money as a carrot for an illegitimate scam. Pursuing grants is a smart thing to do, but you have to be careful to avoid […]

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Do You Really Need to Be Productive ALL the Time?

by Miranda Marquit March 20, 2013

One of the more profound things I heard recently, while watching an interview of Luke Landes from Consumerism Commentary, was this: You don’t have to be productive 100% of your life. Too often, we think have to be doing “useful” all the time. But will your dreams of wealth collapse if you aren’t always being […]

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by Kevin Mulligan March 11, 2013

Struggling with juggling your student loans? Not sure how much you owe, who you owe it to, and how much those interest charges are costing you? There’s a new free tool available designed specifically to help you manage the debts racked up by getting a college education. We’ll delve into the details in a second, […]

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Are Prepaid College Tuition Plans a Good or Bad Idea?

by Kevin Mulligan March 5, 2013

Many states have offered prepaid college tuition plans to parents who are looking to invest in their children’s future. A prepaid tuition program can save parents a ton of money in saving for their children’s education. Unfortunately, many of these plans have recently experienced significant financial difficulty due to the rising costs of college tuition […]

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Is That Job Right for You?

by Miranda Marquit February 12, 2013

It’s tempting to take any work you can get in an economy like this one. But what happens if the job isn’t for you? Here are some things to consider as you contemplate your latest job offer: What Do You Know about the Company? Are you having trouble finding information on the company? If so, […]

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Don’t Pay for Your Kids’ College and Their Report Cards Will Thank You

by Jason Hull February 5, 2013

“Eighty percent of the final exam will be based on the one lecture you missed about the one book you didn’t read.” –Unknown It is an unshakable mantra of the financial planning profession that parents should do everything they can, aside from actually selling their own children, to try to put their kids through college, […]

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Six Ways to Know if Your Job is in Jeopardy – and What to Do About It

by Kevin Mercadante January 14, 2013

Even though the job market is improving, job losses are still more common than what they traditionally have been. If you are about to lose your job, there will probably be unmistakable signs your job is in danger weeks or even months in advance. What are the signs? And more important, what can you do […]

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