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Forget Tuition: 3 Ways to Get a Free Education

August 29, 2014 |

For 2013-2014, the average cost of an in-state public college is $22,826 per year. For a private school, the cost nearly doubles at $44,750 per year. Add on living expenses, textbooks, and housing and you're paying more than most people make annually. While there are government and private funding resources, you don't want to go into debt either. Luckily, there are now a host of great educational opportunities for free! Read More

Head of the Class: Exclusive Savings Just for Teachers

March 17, 2014 |

Helping the nation’s youth reach their full potential is no small task, which is why our teachers deserve a little love. America’s clothing retailers agree, with a host of ways they invite educators to save cash while looking sharp. Here are a few tips on finding the best deals for great classroom styles. Read More

A Guide for Graduates: Creating a Work Wardrobe on a Budget

June 13, 2012 |

Most college grads don't have a wardrobe fit for corporate America. American Eagle sweats and collegiate tees far outnumber blazers and ties. Unfortunately that fancy new degree doesn't come with a new wardrobe. However, thanks to budget-friendly retailers creating a work wardrobe on a dime can be done.

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How to Get a Gig as a Brand Ambassador

April 20, 2012 |

Love a product so much you find yourself talking about it at dinner parties or writing home to mom about it? If you've got passion for a product, have a great social network and enjoy sharing your thoughts with others you could be a great brand ambassador. Big name companies like Walmart, Sharpie and Remington find normal people to spread the word about their brand. Typically they look for people who bring their image, values and message to life. Sometimes these positions are paid, sometimes they're not, but after you hear about Lindsey Holder's experience as a Remington Style Ambassador you'll want to know where you can get a gig like hers.

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13 New Girl Scout Badges Reward Money Smarts

February 15, 2012 |

There's no doubt that the Girl Scouts know their way around a cookie. Just as our New Year's resolutions start to take a back burner, those cute young ladies in their matching outfits start knocking on our front doors or soliciting us outside our neighborhood grocery store. They're peddling colorful boxes of American history—a history that began 95 years ago with a troupe in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Business success is nothing new for the Girl Scouts, who generate around $700 million in annual sales, but now, thanks to some new financially-focused badges, members are getting rewarded for more than peddling Thin Mints and Trefoils.

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6 Tips to Protect Your Reputation at the Holiday Office Party

December 7, 2011 |

Office parties can range from blowout bashes to boring break room gatherings. But no matter what your workplace holiday plans include there could be an opportunity to ruin your chances for that impending promotion. If you plan on cutting loose with co-workers this holiday season here are tips to save your reputation while still having fun at the office party.

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Rags to Riches: Three Inspiring Stories of the Successful

October 8, 2011 |

With the untimely passing of Apple Founder Steve Jobs, many people are taking time to look back on his life. He was a college drop out who went on to become a multi-billionaire, becoming one of the most well-known CEOs in the world. But the truth is, there are many inspiring rags to riches stories. There's nothing quite like hearing about someone who took nothing and created something remarkable with it, just like these men and women.

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How Working for Free Paid Off—Big Time

September 22, 2011 | 1

I don’t have to tell you it’s a tough job market out there. Most Americans are well aware! Facing it can be daunting. I know, because like so many others nowadays, I was facing it myself about six months ago. My son had just turned a year old and I was ready to return to the work force after being a stay-at-home Mom. I did eventually find a job (you’re looking at it!), but it came about in an unconventional way – by working for free. Here's what happened for me, and how it can happen for you too.

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How Horrible Bosses Can Become a Blessing

September 12, 2011 | 1

There's a reason why the movie Horrible Bosses has taken in close to $200 million at the box office world-wide. It's a story people can relate to. According to employees surveyed by OfficeTeam, almost half say they've worked under an unreasonable manager and a poll from WorkingAmerica.org found that one-third of Americans feel pressure to stay with a bad boss because of current economic problems. But believe it or not-- sometimes bad bosses can be a blessing.

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Who's Hiring? 10 Jobs for Fashionistas

July 27, 2011 |

Attention Fashionistas! We know the job market isn't what it once was but that doesn't mean there isn't a career out there for you to love. We found 10 amazing job opportunities with companies we shop with often and love lots. Don't waste another day in a career that doesn't make you happy or keeps you guessing about your future. Check out these fabulous jobs before your fellow fashionistas snatch them up! Read More