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  • You wouldn't believe how much these jobs pay

    We identified a few jobs you can land without a college degree that’ll pay you more than the average American income of around $47,000.

    Yahoo Finance
  • 5 expensive college financial aid gotchas

    College financial aid letters don't always make it easy to compare offers or to understand how much you'll be paying. Here's what you need to know.
  • 15 smart questions to ask at the end of every job interview

    It's important to remember that every interview...

    Business Insider
  • The 5 best and worst jobs for new grads

    With graduation season around the corner, millions of Americans will be seeking their first job, and even though the unemployment rate overall has fallen to 5.5 percent, it may not be that easy to enter the workforce. Youth unemployment is at 13.9 percent and more than 30 percent of millennials…

    The Fiscal Times
  • How my husband and I paid off $62,000 in 3 years

    As I packed my bags in preparation for another semester, I overturned a thick stack of paper statements from Sallie Mae, and they spilled across my bedroom floor. Until that point, I had taken out student loans with all the forethought of Scarlett O'Hara — I'll think about that tomorrow.

  • 11 insanely overpaid public employees

    The highest-paid public employee in your state is likely to be a football or basketball coach. While their salaries are often controversial -- Nick Saban, head coach of the University of Alabama’s football ...

    The Fiscal Times
  • Against credit cards

    There is some nuance to the argument for never using a credit card again, but this line, from a New York Times article last fall, is a fair, if reductive, distillation of it: “In certain contexts, people were willing to pay up to twice as much for the same item when paying with a credit card…

    The Atlantic
  • 6 fast-growing jobs that don't pay much

    Much of the American workforce is made up of low-wage workers, and that's a trend expected to continue for many years to come.
  • Millennials: Not so cheap, after all

    Several years ago, I wrote a column with Jordan Weissmann, now the senior business and economics correspondent for Slate, about how young people, gutted by the Great Recession, might turn against the culture of suburban homes and cars, the two big-ticket items that have powered the country through…

    The Atlantic
  • Get a $50 iTunes gift card for $40

    An honest-to-goodness card delivered by honest-to-goodness US Mail. Nice gift item for a mom, dad or grad! Plus: three bonus deals!

    CNET24 mins ago
  • 4 Smart Money Habits to Help You Earn Your First Million Dollars

    Wealth accumulates through restrained spending, well-managed debt and sober investment. Success is enjoying the process.

    Entrepreneur30 mins ago
  • Stagnation, fines and regulation leave European banks struggling

    Are European banks in terminal decline? The global status of the continent's banking sector has been steadily weakening for years. Tough regulation on capital and pay, fines for past misdemeanours and ...

    Financial Times
  • Get More From Temps, Your Company's Most Undervalued Asset

    Temps fill gaps when needed while offering a rare opportunity to audition a potential permanent employee.

  • How to save for retirement without a 401(k)

    A 401(k) plan makes it convenient to save for retirement. You contribute after-tax dollars to Roth IRAs, and then you can withdraw the money, including investment earnings, tax-free in retirement.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Corinthian shutdown: What it means for students

    Corinthian Colleges Inc., a Santa Ana company that was once one of the nation's largest for-profit college chains, announced that it is shutting down its remaining two dozen schools effective Monday — ...

    Los Angeles Times
  • Survival guide to buying a used car

    Buying a used car is fraught with risk. Unlike a new car that is factory fresh and backed by an extensive warranty, used cars have typically been driven for thousands of miles over several years....

    Consumer Reports
  • Arizona State Makes College More Attainable

    Last week, Arizona State announced its plans to make the courses for an entire freshman year of college available online for students to access from anywhere in the world. While the prospect of online ...

  • 4 Secrets to Buying Long-Term-Care Insurance

    Policies are rising in price, while benefits are getting skimpier. Here's how to get the best deal for you.