#CollegeFreshmanAdvice (this was ACTUALLY a Trending Topic on Twitter a month ago)

  • Maintain a Budget
  • Keep a Record of Your Spending
  • Get Along with Roommates
  • Be Productive About Stress
  • Consider Greek Life
  • Find Cheap Textbooks
  • Always RENT Textbooks; Never OWN
  • Use Technology to Manage College Life Success
  • Less Is More When Packing For College
  • Fight the Freshman 15
  • Don’t Mix Alcohol with Social Media
  • Get Into an Internship
  • Attend Conventions
  • Date Co-Ed with the Richest Dad 
  • Do Homework
  • Avoid Early Classes As Much As Your Degree Allows

College — Is It Worth It?

Black America Web

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Mellody Hobson is president of Ariel investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its no-load mutual funds and separate accounts.  Additionally, she is a regular financial contributor and analyst for CBS news.

Mellody: We are talking college again, tom, but that is because it is so important! Specifically, I want to discuss the question of whether college is worth it. This is something that has been on the minds of many as we have seen college tuition prices rise and student loans burdens rising along with them. But while it is understandable that parents and students might ask this question, I am here to tell you that college is not only worth it, it is a critical step towards increasing lifetime earnings and securing a sound financial future.

Tom: Can you spell this out for us? How much is…

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5 Ways to Jumpstart a Job Hunt in a New City

Every new high school and college graduate needs to get on the job search train ASAP!

Deepak verma

I live in Portland, Oregon. We’re one of those towns filled with transplants because everyone wants to live in Portland (or so it seems).
I did, in the worst way.
I’m a Detroit girl by heritage, who fell in love with Portland about 15 years ago and finally made my westward pilgrimage a few years bac
June 03, 2014 at 05:19PM
By Deepak verma

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“An Open Cover Letter to the Person Possibly Reading My Job Application”

If every high school/college graduate/job applicant had the balls to write THIS KIND of cover letter, employers (and businesses) would be SO MUCH better! They would be employing dynamic and engaged people who deserve the job they are applying to!

Leftovers from Friday

To whom it may concern,

Thanks for taking the time to read this letter!

I assure you, at least in terms of breaking up the monotony that is hiring a new employee, it’s the best decision you’ve made today.

 I’m sure you’ve received dozens like it, promising exciting job-applicable traits like “Team-Player!” and “Hard-Working” and “Dedicated” and “Passionate!” I’m sure all of them have various examples of such traits like “That one time I saved a several hundred thousand dollar deal from falling through the cracks just because I spell-checked every word in a 200-page memo (showcasing their dedication, attention-to-detail, meticulousness, potential brilliance)” or “That other time I was involved in landing an account that you may know of by the name of HUGE TECH COMPANY (demonstrating their perseverance, persuasion, competitiveness).” I’m sure they are well-spoken individuals, promising longevity, increased revenue, innovative ground-breaking ideas, extensive connections and above all, a personality…

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More Post Graduation Jobs For New Grads

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Automotive Mechanic Needed In Glen Burnie

* ASE or MSI Verified Required
* Must have own tools
* Must have a Valid Maryland Driver’s License

Please Ask for Deborah at 410 761 1600

Glen Burnie Muffler and Brakes
512 North Crain Highway Bay E
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Top Quality PAINTERS Wanted for Busy Firm

High end painting company out of Harford County is seeking top quality painters for permanent, full time positions. We offer top pay for experienced, clean cut painters. We have fully stocked, clean, organized trucks and a top notch crew. Call 410-893-1860.


School Bus Driver (Odenton)

Great Opportunity for retirees, housewives or folks looking for a career change!!!
Be home evenings, weekends, holidays and summer time.
Benefits are available and include 401-K.
We are currently recruiting for full & part-time school bus drivers

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Only Rich Kids Should Go to College

Interesting question to consider given this is the season of seniors graduating from high school and college.


Should only rich kids go to college? It seems like an absurd question. Yet evidence keeps mounting that, financially speaking, if you must borrow to pay for college you might be just as well off skipping higher education and going straight to work.

Some 37% of American households headed by an adult under the age of 40 have student loans outstanding—the highest share ever, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Their median student debt: $13,000. College loans in total run about $1 trillion and the Pew findings show that this burden weighs heavily on the finances of young Americans.

Households headed by a young college graduate with student loans outstanding have a typical net worth of just $8,700—a pittance compared to the typical $64,700 net worth of similar households only with no student loans outstanding. But that’s just the start. Those with student loans have total…

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