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Press Play on Life and Your Education with My Degree

It doesn’t matter what stage of life you’re currently in, you may be under the impression you can only go to school or go to work. You may think there’s no happy medium of doing both. What if we told you there actually is an achievable middle ground that includes both school and work? You don’t need to press pause on your life to get an education. On the flip side, you don’t need to put your education on hold to live your life. It will take a lot of hard work, but you truly are capable of succeeding...

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Find the COVID-19 Assistance and Resources You Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us one way or another. You may have lost your job or had your hours slashed. You could be working from home. You may be forced to teach your children their school lessons. One of your loved ones could have been diagnosed with the virus, been hospitalized with it or passed away due to it. You may have even had a confirmed case of the virus yourself! One thing holds true for everyone though:  we could all use a little help right now. The help we need varies and can range from...

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What Does Good Debt Look Like?

If you go through your whole life without being officially, legally in debt, then you will have either gotten extremely lucky or you will have been overly cautious to your own detriment. They say money makes the world go ‘round and fortune favors the bold. Combine those two statements and you might get the idea that to live your best life, you may have to voluntarily go into debt and gamble on yourself. But we aren’t here to tell you to stop thinking debt itself is bad and it’s really some wonderful game to play. No, no, no –...

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Public vs. Private Colleges

At first it might seem like every college and university is public and private. After all, anybody can apply for an invitation to get in, but not everybody will receive an invitation. Of course, if the world made a lot more sense, then this wouldn’t be an issue. The idea of public and private higher-learning institutions refers to one specific difference, but that one difference either implies or actively causes a whole bunch of other dissimilarities. On Paper The official difference between a public and private college (or any school for that matter) is a public institution is funded...

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5 Companies with Great Employment Benefits

Even when the job market is at its best, actually deciding to accept a particular job offer can be complicated. People take and leave jobs at a much higher rate these days than they did even 20 years ago. There are two major reasons for this. One, people entering the workforce don’t have the abundance of options their predecessors did. Many of them are forced into a “take whatever you can get” position just to get the ball rolling. This leads to the second reason. As soon as something better comes along modern workers are happy to change things...

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