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  • Is College Worth the Effort Even if You Drop Out?

    Ideally, you'd finish your education. You'd graduate without debt. You'd land the job of your dreams. But life has a way of throwing us for a loop. Maybe you didn't have time to complete those degree requirements. Maybe an exciting job opportunity popped up in the middle of your academic career. You know what? That's totally OK. A new study says there's no such thing as a wasted education, whether or not you got the sheepskin to prove it.
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  • Watch Out: Student Loan Rates are About to Double

    While college costs continue to mount, the rate of federally subsidized student loans is on track to double by July 1. That's if Congress doesn't act in time. Will lawmakers do something about it and come up with a spending plan? Or will millions of millennials get royally screwed?
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  • Tabatha Takes Over: YouTube is My Trainer

    In last week's episode of Tabatha Takes Over, Tabatha met a business owner who couldn't understand why her Hollywood nail salon was failing. Customers came in but they never came back. Why?
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  • 3 Scholarships for Math and Science Majors (Plus, a Neat Tool to Find Money for Any Other Major)

    Most career experts will tell you that picking a major solely based on money is a losing proposition. You might wind up with a well-paying gig after college, but you won't have much fun spending your money if you hate your job. Still, while money might not buy happiness, poverty certainly doesn't. If you're trying to figure out which major to pick, U.S. News' list of scholarships might sway your decision.

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  • Legalizing Gay Marriage is Good for Business

    The Defense of Marriage Act, in addition to being a civil rights battle, has implications in the workplace, too. That's why some major companies like Disney, Amazon and Microsoft (to name a few) have submitted amicus briefs encouraging the U.S. Supreme Court to reform the meaning of federal marriage to include same-sex unions. Their argument: It's good for the country, but it's also good for business.
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  • Has College Outlived Its Usefulness?

    As the cost of college soars to unsustainable heights, its efficacy has been seriously called into question. Students now have direct access to employers, open-access online courses and a jaded outlook of "finding the right fit" when selecting a place to pursue their higher education. With so many colleges giving such a low return on investment, more people demand to know what they're actually paying for.
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  • Debt the Deciding Factor in Choosing a College

    Back in the day, when life wasn't as ridiculously expensive, choosing a college meant considering the school's student life, culture, reputation and academics. With the sharply rising cost of education, that choice has come down to cold hard cash. The biggest question in the minds of students: How much debt will I graduate with?
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  • Young America's Job Crisis

    U.S. youngsters are having a tougher time finding work than their counterparts in other wealthy, large economies. What's going on here? In the land of plenty, shouldn't young talent have a smorgasbord of job offerings to choose from?
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  • 10 Valuable Lessons to Learn From Warren Buffet

    The guy became an investor at 11 years old, paid his way through college with profits from his childhood business and later became one of the greatest billionaire moguls and philanthropists of all time. Warren Buffet knows what he's doing.
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  • Student Loan Reform: It's About Time

    The national student debt now stands at more than $1 trillion. It marked the first time in U.S. history that college debt outnumbered credit card debt. A bill making its way through Congress aims to help Americans better deal with that burden of college debt.
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  • The 5 Happiest, Healthiest Jobs in America

    If you want to feel good, both physically and mentally, you're better off being a doctor or a teacher than a transportation worker, according to a recent Gallup poll.

    The survey measured American's physical, emotional, and financial well-being by examining factors such as exercise, produce consumption, obesity, smoking, view of their workplace, and relationship to management.

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  • Behind the Dish: Work Life on a Chef's Salary

    By Brian Steel, PayScale.com

    The last time you sat down for a delicious meal in a fancy restaurant, did you wonder about the chefs who prepared it?  Here at PayScale, we always want to know more about the people who work in one of the 13,000 job titles on which we gather data. This week, in addition to providing chef salary information, we will also explore a day in the life of a chef. Join us as we go behind the dish. 

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  • The 5 Best-Paying Jobs That You Can Get With an Associate's Degree

    When you picture high-paying jobs, you probably think of gigs that require a lot of education. But for every lawyer and dentist, there are a whole bunch of people who have jobs they love -- with great salaries -- that only required an associate's degree.

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  • 5 Ways to Learn a New Skill at Your Boring Job

    Of course, we'd all prefer to be toiling away at our dream jobs. But if you're clever, you can use that time at your not-so-perfect gig to pick up valuable career skills -- even if none of your current tasks would look good on a CV.

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  • 6 Career Myths That Are Just That

    Job searching has its own mythology, a set of rules for success that most of us follow almost blindly. If you want to get the job of your dreams, the first thing you need to do is figure out which of career urban legends are true -- and which are phonier than a sewer alligator.

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  • 6 Hot IT Jobs That Will Make You Rich in 2013

    Tired of toiling in the trenches for little appreciation and less pay? Maybe it's time to consider a career change. If you're a tech type, you might set your sights on one of these up and coming IT jobs.

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  • Sokanu Wants to Help You Find Your Dream Job

    Spencer Thompson is just 21 years old, but his new website is already being called a potential Match.com for careers. With a database of 500 jobs and endless stats on what makes people happy in specific jobs, Sokanu (pronounced "so can you") promises to match users with their ideal gig.

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  • Is it Time to Go Back to School? [infographic]

    The economic uncertainty over the past several years has caused many jobseekers to consider going back to school. This infographic examines some of the statistics around higher education to help you weigh your decision.

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  • The Rise of the MOOCs [infographic]

    With a four-year college degree costing nearly six figures, it's easy to understand why more and more people are turning to online courses to further their education. MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are giving students the opportunity to earn a degree without putting themselves in major debt.

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  • 12 Unique Skills Startup Employees Need for Faster Promotions

    Q: What's one unusual skill employees need to get promoted faster at a startup or small biz?

    The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.
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