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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
  • 15 smart questions to ask at the end of every job interview

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

    Business Insider
  • The genius of 'Want to grab coffee?'

    In a few weeks, millions of college students will enter the real world with dreams of finding work that's meaningful and challenging—and preferably lucrative enough to live roommate-free in a major city. We told half of the subjects that they would be paid $1 for each correct answer.

    The Atlantic
  • 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.

    DailyWorth
  • 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
  • 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
  • $23,660-a-year ‘executives' will see a raise from an Obama rule

    President Barack Obama is preparing to raise the wages of millions of Americans.

    Bloomberg
  • The Do's and Don'ts for Taking the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Picture

    How you choose to present yourself in that tiny square can reveal a lot to your professional contacts. Here's some advice from a LinkedIn career expert and a professional photographer.

    Entrepreneur
  • NASCAR's first hydrogen-powered pace car hits the track

    NASCAR may be dominated by gas-guzzling racers, but its pace car this weekend is decidedly kinder to the environment. The motorsport league's Sprint Cup race in Richmond on the 26th (delayed from the 25th ...

    Engadget
  • US to soften hostage ransom policy: report

    US officials are expected to stop prosecuting families of American hostages who communicate with kidnappers abroad or raise funds and pay ransoms, ABC news reported Sunday. A National Counterterrorism Center advisory group, ordered by the White House, is expected to recommend what would mark a…

    AFP
  • Corinthian Colleges to shut down more than two dozen remaining schools

    Corinthian Colleges Inc., the troubled Orange County for-profit college operator, announced Sunday that it will end operations and close its remaining schools, affecting more than 16,000 students in California ...

    Los Angeles Times
  • Embattled Ukraine fights for debt deal on financial front

    As government troops face off against pro-Russian separatists, Ukraine is also manoeuvring on the financial front, scrambling to stave off disaster by renegotiating its foreign debts. Kiev's pro-Western government owes billions of dollars to US and London-based investors, among others, as well as…

    AFP
  • How to Handle Confrontation at Work

    Confronting someone doesn't have to be a defensive maneuver or a counterattack.

    Entrepreneur
  • Student loans: The rising, long-term cost of a diploma

    One in nine Delaware residents is carrying some form of student debt.

    USA TODAY
  • Finding their roots: Babylift children return to Vietnam

    In the chaotic last days of the Vietnam War, the US airlifted thousands of children out of Saigon. Forty years later, many Operation Babylift survivors have returned, looking for answers from a family or country they never knew. During the controversial mass evacuation, some 3,000 children were…

    AFP
  • The kind of hacker your city wants

    Some of today's most sought-after tech workers are quietly changing the face of America.

    USA TODAY
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Caps on 401(k) contributions can vary

    Dear Liz: I understand that anybody with a 401(k) can contribute up to $18,000. Does the amount you can contribute depend on your salary? Say you make $45,000. Therefore I would assume you could put in ...

    Los Angeles Times