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Janitorial Jobs & the Presidential Candidates

Posted January 17, 2012 | 13:35:39 (EST)

A lot of parents are scratching their heads: Should my kid really take a job as a janitor? How much lower can you go?

Last night on Fox, I watched the South Carolina debates and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich respond to criticism he had received suggesting poor kids work...

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The Truth About Graduates Today

Posted July 7, 2011 | 14:22:56 (EST)

Are you among those who invested a good part of your retirement savings into your child's college education? Factors in today's job market in the U.S. will affect both recent grads and future retirees for a long time.

The Good:

Companies plan to hire 19% more graduates...

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Glee's Iqbal Theba Shines Light on Need for Career Counseling, Skill Building

Posted March 14, 2011 | 17:47:58 (EST)

"I'm stuck with construction," he thought before finding acting.

What do I want to be when I grow up? It's a question we have all asked ourselves.

In fact, many are still asking that question at age 50, even 60, therapists have told me.

This week,...

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10 Ways to Finish 2010 on a Super Note

Posted December 30, 2010 | 15:22:51 (EST)

The New Year will bring new expenses, especially for parents caught up in the last minute rush to buy gifts. What can you do to start the New Year off right, financially speaking?

Here are 10 money moves to make by December 31st. They'll help you boost your wallet and...

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Don't Let the Student Loan Crisis Kill Families

Posted November 23, 2010 | 14:40:56 (EST)

Everyone's been talking about the mortgage crisis that continues to wreak havoc on families. But have you focused on the next looming crisis? I'm talking about student loans.

Executives of America's largest for-profit colleges recently convened in our nation's capital to address the issue, and our own students are telling...

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Survey Shows Recession Gets Consumers to Make Sacrifices but 65% Still Haven't Negotiated Credit Card Rates

Posted June 25, 2010 | 12:01:01 (EST)

I'm stumped. If the recession has made one thing clear, it's that Americans understand the importance of well-managed personal finances. Why, then, do the findings of a new poll from Harris Interactive and Lending Club show that Americans still aren't money savvy?

Not only that, they're missing out on...

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What if You're Not Oprah?

Posted May 20, 2010 | 18:07:20 (EST)

Did you hear that Oprah just hired a star financial advisor - he's Peter Adamson, investment manager to billionaire and homebuilding czar Eli Broad. It got me thinking: not everyone has the time, money or connections to hire someone like Adamson, but there must be some Oprah-esque money moves that...

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"Flexibility" is New Key to Success in New Economy

Posted May 17, 2010 | 14:00:59 (EST)

Want to get ahead? Or, rather, help your kids get ahead? It's no longer "excel at one thing," as Google exec Sean Harvey told a group of students at a SuperFutures "Discover Your Future" seminar over the weekend. But, rather, it's about "doing multiple things well."

It's exactly...

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Helping Ourselves by Helping Our Teens

Posted April 17, 2010 | 14:39:59 (EST)

Everyone wants to realize their full potential. You want it for yourself... and you want it for your children.

It's great if you can afford to pay tutors and coaches to help your teen ace their SATs, raise their GPA, or gold-plate their college application. But how about the millions...

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