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Will Obama’s Student Loan Relief Plan Help you & Our Country?
Mon, 10/31/11 | 17 Comments
Will Obama’s Student Loan Relief Plan Help you & Our Country?

We have a tuition inflation problem in this country. As a result, we have a student loan debt problem as well.
Student debt was higher than credit card debt for the first time ever in 2010 …

Speed Interning: Unconventionally Brilliant!
Wed, 10/26/11 | 5 Comments
Speed Interning: Unconventionally Brilliant!

I’m not a big fan of extreme job hunting tactics, even during challenging times (like the Great Recession) when fierce competition makes it extremely tempting. Outside of potentially showing your creative side, some of these …

Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa $100 Cash Back Promotion Easy to Get
Tue, 10/25/11 | 2 Comments
Citi Dividend Platinum Select Visa $100 Cash Back Promotion Easy to Get

I’ve heard from a lot of readers that they love the Chase Freedom card with $100 cash back promotion, however, a number of people have been ineligible for the offer because they already had a …

2012 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits
Mon, 10/24/11 | 3 Comments
2012 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits

Update: the 2014 maximum IRA contribution and income limits have since been announced.
Last week, I reported the IRS announcement of the 2012 maximum 401K contribution limit increase. Right after, a few readers emailed me asking …

2012 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Increase Announced
Fri, 10/21/11 | 56 Comments
2012 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Increase Announced

Update: The 2014 maximum 401K contribution has since been announced.
The IRS 2012 401K maximum was officially announced, and there’s an increase in the contribution limit! Finally, some good financial news! Without further ado…
The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2012 …

The 10 Best Interview Tips (from a Real Interviewer)
Thu, 10/20/11 | 8 Comments
The 10 Best Interview Tips (from a Real Interviewer)

Over the past year or so, I have dipped my toes into the interviewing process at my employer. Yep, I’m the actual real interviewer referenced in the headline. And I want to get real with …


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