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Ye Olde Apprenticeship

By on March 11th, 2013 • apprenticeship, Careers, College & Career, experience, Life

While an internship is a short-term way to test the waters as you explore career options, an apprenticeship gives you in-depth on-the-job training in the industry of the choice. It's a hands-on training program leading to mastery in your area of specialty. Here’s how to land one:

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Are You Entrepreneurial Material?

Starting any business takes know-how, time, capital, and connections. It also takes the right psychological makeup. While no definitive list of successful personality traits for entrepreneurs exists, research and experience indicate a few must-haves.

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Save By Planning Ahead For Homeownership

By on March 4th, 2013 • Budgeting, buying a home, Credit Score, Income, Saving, Life, Savings

It's never too early to start planning for the future. This is especially true for future homeowners. Even if you have never thought about owning a home or think that you may never want to, it's smart to plan ahead just in case. Trust us--taking care with your finances now has the potential to greatly impact your ability to achieve your goals in the years ahead. Here are some tips we wish we would have known.

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Get Your Network Working

By on February 28th, 2013 • careerbuilder.com, College & Career, Job Search, Networking, Life

 

Building a professional network is a crucial (yet daunting) factor in developing a career. In a competitive job market, it's important to network efficiently and be memorable to your contacts.

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The Websites You Need To Move Out Of Your Mom's House

By on February 25th, 2013 • apartment, Budgeting, Moving out, Renting, Life

Nothing is sweeter (or scarier) than realizing you finally have the savings and ability to move out of your parents’ place. But hitting the pavement and scouring the back of the Classifieds is so 1995. Thankfully, the web is packed with search engines, resources, tips, and checklists to get you moving and keep you organized.

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An App-titude for starting your own business

 

Become your own boss. Set your own hours. Do what you really want to do. All of those are the perks of starting your own business.

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Get Active On Singles Awareness Day

By on February 13th, 2013 • Athletics, Budget, lifestyle, Valentines Day, Life

 

Ahh, the great holiday of romance. Instead of rolling your eyes at the idea of it, curling up with a book or a movie, or crying yourself to sleep, celebrate Singles Awareness Day. Try an athletic activity to get your mind off of whatever gets you down. It’s not nearly as expensive as that fancy dinner and a dozen roses.

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Big Spenders On Valentine's Day

By on February 12th, 2013 • Budgeting, Life, spending, Valentine's Day, Life

What do we spend money on for Valentine's Day? I'm glad you asked.

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Baby, It's Cold Outside: Tips To Warm The House And Freeze The Pocketbook

By on January 31st, 2013 • Bills, Budgeting, Expenses, Housing, Life

When the mercury dips to levels only polar bears can contend with, mere mortals crank the heat. Home heating represents the biggest piece of the expense pie--up to 35-50% annually, especially in chillier states. Homeowners and renters alike can benefit from a few simple tricks and maintenance tips to help heat bills fall like snow.

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