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Laid Off? Find a New Job and Career Through Skill Repurposing and Retraining
It is never too soon to think about your next career move. No matter how secure you feel with your current employer and career, take a look at your skills and consider how they might be repurposed in a new career. Some of us may be a lot closer than we think, to receive that dreaded pink slip. Remember the motto of the Girl Scouts (Boy Scouts too), "Be Prepared."

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Subprime Mortgage Problem Hindering Student Loans
With mortgage defaults surging, more individuals are losing their homes to foreclosure as adjustable rates make individuals unable to pay their monthly payments. The student loan companies are also showing a surge in defaults as unregulated lending practices make students unable to pay their debt. Although the student loan crisis does not seem to have impacted as many individuals as the mortgage loan crisis, many individuals, schools and loan companies are worried about how the current lending practices will affect the student loan industry and the economy in the future.

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A PLUS for Your Child's Education
As a parent, it's only natural to want to do everything you can to ensure the best possible future for your child. Unfortunately, the process of obtaining financial aid for college can be an overwhelming experience. The cost of higher education has skyrocketed in the last 20 years, leading to an entire industry devoted to helping confused parents find their way through a maze of paperwork.

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Leave College with your Pants on
College is expensive. And we're not talking the obvious costs ‚ tuition, room and board, books ‚ but the extras. From the tearful moment they unpack the family SUV freshman year until the joyous moment when they receive their diploma four years later a fistful of dollars are going to be spent. And likely it's a fistful of unbudgeted dollars.

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