Most college students have limited experience with credit cards and other forms of credit. Accordingly, their credit histories are often thin or nonexistent. Therefore,...
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are facing sudden and unexpected unemployment. The economic uncertainty can be frightening and stressful. But there are plenty of strategies you can use right now to get yourself ready for the next stage in your life.
Without the full college experience on the table, as many as 35% of students have decided to take a gap year next year. But is putting your education on hold the right decision for you? There’s a lot to consider, and it ultimately comes down to what you want from your education or gap year.
Those who enter the workforce during recessions tend to experience less career success and greater risk aversion, which creates a feedback loop of decisions that negatively impact their career earnings. But there are things college graduates can do to avoid a similar fate.
During the current unrelenting viral pandemic, the U.S. unemployment rate has shot up more than 10 points, the sharpest increase since the Great Depression. Yet these sobering figures could understate the reality. That’s because the unemployment rate may never be as accurate as you think.
Not all jobs require extensive workplace experience or years of post-secondary education (and its attendant student loan debt). Some entry-level jobs pay quite well,...
Wherever you fall on the socioeconomic spectrum, you probably have peers earning real income on the side. Should you join them? Side hustling has upsides and downsides. Before diving all the way in, do yourself a favor and weigh the pros and cons carefully.
Sending your child to college is one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking milestones on your path to raising independent adults. But how do you make sure they’re financially prepared? Whether college is years away or looming large, there are many strategies to help you plan, survive, and thrive.
Once upon a time, when you reached 65 or so, your colleagues threw a party for you, you ate a slice of store-bought cake,...
If you’re out of work, you’re probably eying the unemployment rate with concern. But even when times are tough, you don’t have to settle for the first job offer that comes along. If you want to find a job you like in a tough economic climate, you just have to answer some questions.
Not all borrowers are likely to benefit from student loan forgiveness. In fact, the majority aren’t. And there may even be some significant downsides to it. If you’re considering forgiveness as a way to manage your student loan debt, here’s what you need to know.
With efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, many conferences are quickly adapting and moving entirely online. But are they as good as in-person conferences? As it turns out, they can be just as valuable if you know what to look for and take the right steps to make the most of the experience.