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8 Ideas for Smart Phone Use

8 Ideas for Smart Phone Use

8 Ideas for Smart Phone Use

Do you ever feel like your phone controls your life? If you’re like the average American, you check your phone 52 times a day. And while that often starts with checking email, it’s easy to go down a virtual rabbit hole. Whether it’s squandering time with real friends while scrolling social media, procrastinating a project... Read More

A 26f Plan for Tax-Deferred Investing

A 26f Plan for Tax-Deferred Investing

A 26f Plan for Tax-Deferred Investing

American employers offer 401(k) or 403(b) retirement plans to 57% of the American workforce.1 And 91% of employees with access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, participate by making pre-tax contributions through payroll deductions.1 The 43% of the American workforce without access to a 401(k) or 403(b) retirement plan look for other tax-deferred alternatives, including IRAs, SEPs, Roth... Read More

4 Ways to Find the Perfect Mentor for You—for Free

4 Ways to Find the Perfect Mentor for You—for Free

4 Ways to Find the Perfect Mentor for You—for Free

About 86% of CFOs say having a mentor is important to career development, according to a 2016 survey performed by Accountemps. So if having a mentor is so important, why do only 26% of workers have one? Unless your company offers a mentorship program, you probably haven’t found one, either. Fortunately, finding a mentor for... Read More

6 Fast and Affordable Recipes for College Students

6 Fast and Affordable Recipes for College Students

6 Fast and Affordable Recipes for College Students

Cooking for yourself in college can be a struggle, especially with hundreds of other things constantly on your mind. Some dorms come with kitchens, while others don’t. Some students have fridges, while others don’t. Some people love having piles of snacks in their room, while others don’t. If you want to feed yourself in a... Read More

5 Things to Do Before Your Maternity Leave Ends

5 Things to Do Before Your Maternity Leave Ends

5 Things to Do Before Your Maternity Leave Ends

No matter how much time you have home with baby before returning to work, it’s important to get as much out of your maternity leave as possible. Of course, maximum cuddle time is high on that list (along with napping as much as possible while baby is sleeping). However, there are a few other things... Read More

6 Great Gadget Gifts for Father’s Day

6 Great Gadget Gifts for Father’s Day

6 Great Gadget Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching. If you’re still trying to figure out how you’re going to thank Dad for all the things he’s done for you over the years, you’re in luck, especially if he likes gadgets and gizmos. We’ve combed through countless products to find some of the best stuff to make your dad... Read More

50 Free Classes That Can Pay Off

50 Free Classes That Can Pay Off

50 Free Classes That Can Pay Off

Skills pay the bills, at least according to a lot of early ’90s hip hop. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend money to acquire those skills. Yes, college is getting more expensive, but there are plenty of free classes online that can beef up your resume or let you start a side hustle... Read More

7 Things People Don’t Tell You About Life After Graduation

7 Things People Don’t Tell You About Life After Graduation

7 Things People Don’t Tell You About Life After Graduation

I got my first job out of college pretty quickly. In fact, I started the day after I wrapped up my full-time internship. In hindsight, I probably should have asked for at least one day between, but I was too eager to please my bosses to do so. Within two weeks of accepting the offer,... Read More

15 Must-Have Items for Music Festival Season

15 Must-Have Items for Music Festival Season

15 Must-Have Items for Music Festival Season

So you’ve spent a fortune on your Governors Ball tickets, and now you need to figure out what to pack. This is no ordinary long weekend — long days in the sun require planning, after all. To help you prepare for your summer shenanigans, we’ve rounded up 15 must-haves so practical once the weekend is over, you’ll keep using them... Read More

New Grads: Stop Putting This Stuff on Your Resumes

New Grads: Stop Putting This Stuff on Your Resumes

New Grads: Stop Putting This Stuff on Your Resumes

They say a blank page is an opportunity. For college students, a blank page very well may be a path to a first job in a long, fulfilling career. It is also an opportunity to screw up. A resume represents the first impression companies have of an applicant, and many human resources departments get hundreds,... Read More

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