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Meet the Man Who Makes $600 a Month Selling Crickets

Meet the Man Who Makes $600 a Month Selling Crickets

Meet the Man Who Makes $600 a Month Selling Crickets

When Jeff Neal’s wife told him she wanted to quit her job to stay at home with their kids, he had to think about how to make one income work. With over $21,000 in student loans, there wasn’t much extra money lying around. Losing another income stream would be difficult. But rather than give up... Read More

How Your Credit Report Can Help You Manage Student Loans

How Your Credit Report Can Help You Manage Student Loans

How Your Credit Report Can Help You Manage Student Loans

More than 1.8 million students graduate from college in 2017. While it’s a momentous achievement, many graduates will walk away with significant student loan debt. Though keeping up with monthly payments can be difficult, knowing how to budget for them can be an even bigger obstacle. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know how to... Read More

6 Things to Accomplish in Your First Year After College

6 Things to Accomplish in Your First Year After College

6 Things to Accomplish in Your First Year After College

Now that your college years are behind you, it’s time to begin another chapter in your life. While you may have been juggling school work, a part time job and a social life all at once, post-graduation brings a whole new meaning to “adulting.” In the next few years you may be looking to purchase... Read More

50 Free Classes That Can Pay Off

50 Free Classes That Can Pay Off

50 Free Classes That Can Pay Off

Skills pay the bills, at least according to a lot of early ’90s hip hop. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend money to acquire those skills. Yes, college is getting more expensive, but there are plenty of free classes online that can beef up your resume or let you start a side hustle... Read More

7 Things People Don’t Tell You About Life After Graduation

7 Things People Don’t Tell You About Life After Graduation

7 Things People Don’t Tell You About Life After Graduation

I got my first job out of college pretty quickly. In fact, I started the day after I wrapped up my full-time internship. In hindsight, I probably should have asked for at least one day between, but I was too eager to please my bosses to do so. Within two weeks of accepting the offer,... Read More

The Top 10 States Grads Ditch After College (& The 10 Where They Stay)

The Top 10 States Grads Ditch After College (& The 10 Where They Stay)

The Top 10 States Grads Ditch After College (& The 10 Where They Stay)

The state where college students graduate isn’t always the state where they take their first job. In fact, some states are “simply terrible at holding onto their grads” according to a recent study by Zippia, a career analytics and information website. They looked at 127,403 resumes to determine the percentage of graduates who left the state where... Read More

New Grads: Stop Putting This Stuff on Your Resumes

New Grads: Stop Putting This Stuff on Your Resumes

New Grads: Stop Putting This Stuff on Your Resumes

They say a blank page is an opportunity. For college students, a blank page very well may be a path to a first job in a long, fulfilling career. It is also an opportunity to screw up. A resume represents the first impression companies have of an applicant, and many human resources departments get hundreds,... Read More

Here’s How Trump’s New Budget Could Affect Your Student Loans

Here’s How Trump’s New Budget Could Affect Your Student Loans

Here’s How Trump’s New Budget Could Affect Your Student Loans

The 43 million Americans with student loans — and the millions more who will take out their first college loans this fall — should pay close attention to President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget. It requests dramatic changes to the help offered to borrowers, calling for an end to many benefits for lower-income students, and... Read More

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