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Which Debt Should You Tackle First?

The average American carries a lot of debt. In fact, even excluding mortgages, the average amount of personal debt carried by Americans is $38,000. If you are a college graduate, a trade school graduate, or even a college dropout, chances are you have a great deal of student loan debt as well. Student loan debt reached historic highs in...

Boss Youger than You? How to Cope

An older employee facing the prospect of working for a younger boss is an idea so steeped in imagined conflict that it’s become a subject of corporate folklore. So much so that even Hollywood took notice, you’ve probably seen the movies. And it happens beyond corporate America, like in the military where older enlisted men dealing with younger officers...

Companies that Help Employees Pay for College

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of life’s toughest challenges. Student loans are almost always an option. Average student loan debt reached $37,172 in 2017. College degrees do pay off, statistically offering you higher lifetime wages to balance out the debt. The burden of carrying those loan payments throughout your adult life can be difficult to...

Improve Your Credit Score (Almost) Overnight

Improve Your Credit Score (Almost) Overnight
Have you been feeling frustrated lately because you keep getting turned down for a loan? Having crappy credit can lead to not being able to obtain the finer things like a home or new car. The main goal is to get your credit score into a good range, but it can take time. But, there are some ways you...

Hot Jobs of Tomorrow that Only Require a Bachelor’s Degree

When you’re thinking about a new career or thinking about going back to college, it’s natural to wonder which professions will be most in-demand in the future. These are tumultuous economic times and the fact that the real average wage hasn’t actually increased since the 1970s means that most people have to think wage smart as they look at...

3 Smart Moves to Improve Your Credit Score

At times it can feel like your credit score rules your life. Everyone knows you need a decent score to get a credit card, or take out a car loan, or buy a house. Beyond those obvious financial ventures when a credit check is required, your credit score can be used to determine your access to many other things...

What is Debt Consolidation?

If you feel like you’re in a lot of debt, you’re not alone. On average, Americans owe $6,354 in credit card debt alone. Considering the median household income is $56,516, that amount of debt could represent over 10% of annual income. Beyond credit card debt, many Americans carry other types of loan debt as well. One major source debt is...

Give Your Credit Score a Glow-Up

One of the first things people start to tell you when you become an adult is that you should keep an eye on your credit score. The sad thing is that most of us don’t pay much attention to our credit scores until we realize there’s a problem. Solving credit score problems can be really difficult because a credit...

5 Debt Help Apps You Need Now

Finding an American adult with no personal debt is practically like finding a unicorn. More and more people are caught in a cycle of borrowing just to keep their heads above water. In fact, the average debt of Americans has hit $38,000—and that’s not including mortgage deb! Whether your financial worries come from student loans, medical debt, or credit cards,...

What Does Your Body Language Tell the World?

What Does Your Body Language Tell the World?
Making a good impression at work, school or in your personal life is about more than what you say. It’s also about your presentation. Mannerisms, posture and even the way you sit can say so much about you. That’s why it’s important to be aware of what your body language tells the world. Let’s say you’re interviewing for a new...