Even if you’re not ready to enter the workforce, it’s important to sharpen your interviewing skills. Nearly every job (and many academic programs) involves an interview at some point. No matter how qualified you may be, how you answer a few questions may be the deciding factor. Here are some of the most common questions — along with smart ways to answer them. Continue reading
When you’re away at school, you’re responsible for managing your own money. That can be a challenge for some students, who have to balance getting books and supplies with the temptations of pizza and caramel lattes.
Managing money during college is more than an exercise in trying to survive for four years. You’re actually developing the financial habits that will guide you through the future and forming attitudes about saving and spending. If you can start organizing your approach to money now, you’ll have a much easier time making the transition to success after school. Continue reading
You may not have a lot of extra money in your budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save for college. Here are six helpful money management tips for getting your college savings efforts off the ground.
Tip 1: Watch for daily money drains. Drink regular coffee instead of a latte once a day. Bring your lunch three times a week. Take the money you’re saving from small but important changes and put it toward your child’s college savings. Continue reading
This year’s college grads should find the job market a bit more welcoming than their forebears in this “Post Great Recession” economy. Companies are planning on hiring more college graduates compared to last year. However, entry-level aspirants must be on their best game.
Staffing firm Robert Half is stepping in to help, by outlining six of the most common conundrums facing new grads with tips on how to approach them. Continue reading
There are really two kinds of debt. Bad debt is money you owe and have little chance to repay. Credit card debt can stay with you for a long time, particularly with high interest rates. You can end up paying off that mall shopping spree long after the clothes you bought have made their way to the local charity shop. Good debt, on the other hand, represents a risk you’ve taken, and may yield a financial reward. Opening a business involves taking on a loan, but in exchange, you have the chance to build a constant source of cash for your life. You need a loan to buy a house, but you can always sell the house, often making a tidy profit. Continue reading