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Graduates: 7 Strategies to Deal With Your Student Debt

Latoya Scott | Posted 05.26.2016 | College
Latoya Scott

I don't want you to dread the moment when you realize you probably borrowed a little too much for school. I want you to prepare for it. Don't be scared and run away from your problems. I can assure you ten years later they'll still be waiting for you to settle up.

Advice for Grads: Break the Rules; Make Your Own

Margie Warrell | Posted 05.12.2016 | College
Margie Warrell

Just know this: living the life you were born to live will sometimes require bending the rules. And other times, it will require having the courage to break them entirely. So be it. While the path ahead may be uncertain, don't let your fear keep you from daring to forge your own path. Ten years from now, you will be so glad you did.

By The Numbers: These Top 20 Colleges Produce the Most Attractive Men

Alex Furmansky | Posted 12.01.2016 | New York
Alex Furmansky

We at Sparkology have access to plenty of intimate data about people's dating lives. Sometimes the data is too good not to share! By way of backgroun...

Top 5 Money Moves To Make After Graduation

Brianna McGurran | Posted 06.16.2016 | Money
Brianna McGurran

As "Pomp and Circumstance" plays on graduation day, you'll probably reflect on how much you learned in the classroom and the successful career college has prepared you for. But chances are your school didn't include real-world financial tips for new grads as part of its curriculum.

Lessons You're Not Gonna Get From A Textbook, College Grads

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.02.2015 | Comedy

Don't fire your gun at lightning. It won't do you any good. It's that's time of year again, when graduates are pushed out of the comfortable nests ...

In Search of Soul and Soulful Social Science

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.04.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

Soul is about human connection. Soul is about deep feeling, about self-knowledge and empathy. As my Songhay friends in West Africa like to say, a soulful quality makes life sweet, which, in turn, sweetens the quality of life in the world. My students remind me that without soul, there is no social contract and no social harmony.

The Most Important Money Milestones For New Grads | Posted 12.27.2014 | College

If you happen to be a recent or upcoming grad, the odds are you have three things on your mind: jobs, housing and finances.

Do You Have the College Grad Blues?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 10.26.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

We could land a dream job. We could fall in love. We could fail. We could make mistakes. We could change our minds and start something new. We can do anything we want to do -- we just need to put ourselves out there and actually go after it.

College Grads -- What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You Financially

Nandita Bakhshi | Posted 10.06.2014 | College
Nandita Bakhshi

In a recent TD Bank Financial Education survey, we learned that nearly 70 percent of Millennials (ages 18-34) have never received formal financial education. Moreover, 76 percent of Millennials reported that they are seeking financial advice, from basic information about checking and savings accounts to more complicated topics, such as mortgages and starting a small business.

New College Grads' Wages Are Growing Slower Than Everyone Else's

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 (Reuters) - New college graduates have seen their wages rise more slowly than the rest of the U.S. workforce since the Great ...

We Make It Easy for Our Children to Not Grow Up

Suzanne McFarlin | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Suzanne McFarlin

I believe it is parents' responsibility to launch their children after college, letting them both succeed and fail on their own.

I've Graduated.. But Don't Have A Job. Now What? | Posted 09.01.2014 | College

Congratulations! After years of hard work, you've finally accepted your diploma, crossed that stage and entered the Real World. And you have zero job prospects lined up.

This Is How You Mindfully Ace A Job Interview

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Close your eyes, relax, and see yourself entering the interview and responding to questions with confidence. Really feel it. Remember, if you can see it in your mind there's a greater likelihood of it actually happening so bring this mindset into the interview.

4 Outside-the-Box Career Tips for College Grads

John Egan | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
John Egan

Whether you look at this year's job market for college grads as great or gloomy, it's important to keep in mind that a diploma doesn't automatically translate into employment. College grads must do the work to get the work.

6 Biggest Money Mistakes Of College Grads (And How To Avoid Them)

Amanda Abella | Posted 02.05.2014 | Money
Amanda Abella

Graduating from college and entering the real world can easily put you in a state of anxiety. You may have the world at your feet, but that world involves dealing with money -- something many of us were never really taught to do properly.

We Must Never Stop Exploring

Amy Cheetham | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Amy Cheetham

Five months ago, I found passion. It was 4:30 in the morning and I was at the base of a mountain in Chilean Patagonia. I was exhausted from two days of hiking and from a night spent tossing and turning on the hard ground.

8 Ways Job Seekers Can Assess a Prospective Employer

Robert L. Dilenschneider | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Robert L. Dilenschneider

This list will quickly exclude many organizations, but it also leaves room for compromise. If the organization you're looking at matches a number of items on the list, you might consider it a suitable place for you to go.

7 Great Ways To Support Your Unemployed Boomerang Kid

Mary Quigley | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty
Mary Quigley

With the hordes heading back to school, it hard to escape September's fresh-start mentality. For many Baby Boomers this month signals a rewind, whether it's packing off children to college, younger siblings to high school, or simply the return to a non-summer-mode routine.

What Do Veterans and College Grads Have in Common?

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

We all have different foundations: A college grad may have invested their time into their education, while a recent veteran may have cultivated their professional background through a cause. It's all about how you use your foundation in your job search and beyond.

A Letter to Kathryn: The Graduation Gift

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 08.17.2013 | Home
Stacey Alcorn

As I wish you bon voyage to your unknown and exciting future, I have compiled fourteen of the greatest assets I accumulated over the eighteen years since I sat amongst the throngs of college graduates contemplating my own future; books.

What's The Best City For New College Grads?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.06.2013 | DC

What are the best U.S. cities for new college grads? The answer to that question will largely depend on which factors you're taking into account. ...

Going on a Job Hunt?

Katherine Marie Priddy | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Katherine Marie Priddy

It can be daunting -- mining through job sites, editing your cover letters, sweating through interviews -- trying to pin down a basic entry-level job. Where do you even start looking?

10 Job Hunting Tips for College Grads

Rana Florida | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Most students dread the thought of having to live with their parents, unable to afford a place of their own, as 45 percent of recent college grads do. To get a leg up on the competition, here are ten tips to ensure a successful career launch.

My Advice to My Graduating Son: I Hope You Fail

David Geller | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
David Geller

Failure is a very powerful force. It's in experiencing failure that we all learn, and if we are resilient and recognize the role failure has in our lives, we ultimately become the person we are meant to be, doing what we are meant to do. Failure is the path to wisdom.

Graduation Gifts for the Future Jobless

Dana Holmes | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
Dana Holmes

While you want to give them something useful to make sure they're healthy and pursuing their dream, you don't want to offend them by implying that you think they'll never make it. To help unblur the lines between inappropriate and amazing here are some tips!