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Janitorial Jobs - Bad for Kids?

"Menial" Jobs in a Bad Economy

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A lot of parents are scratching their heads: Should my kid really take a job as a janitor? How much lower can you go?

Time to Get Started on Financial Aid

 NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Financial aid may be tougher to get this year — at a time when college costs are rising and some families need aid more than ever

Harvard Undergrads Believe Inventing a Job is Better than Finding One

By: Trevor King

 

5 Tips for College Tax Breaks

More Education Doesn't Mean a Better Job

By Matt Miechkowski

Everyone has been greatly affected by the recent recession, but who's really getting hurt behind the scenes? If you said college graduates and students just finishing school, that would be correct. Education used to be a reliable way to secure job placement, but college grads are especially hurt by the wave of economic decline. It's true that this country is currently climbing the recovery ladder, but that doesn't mean there has been an increase in wages and salaries (or jobs available).

Glee's Iqbal Theba Announces Winners for the Dare2Dream Contest

Lost in the Woods: My Rescue & Planning for the Worst

4 Money Mistakes you don’t Want to Make

The Post-Grad Limbo: Preparing for life after college

We all know that high schools and colleges have to teach the basic elements of education: Algebra, chemistry, literature etc. Yet, how useful are these courses in the long run? Looking back, whether during my high school years or as a business student in college, these "core classes" weren't the most vital to my future, unless I was going to be a contestant on Jeopardy.

How to Save a Year of College Costs

“If you told your daughter or son they have $200,000 to get through college, what do you think they’d do?” a father of four asked me the other day. His answer? “They’d go to a junior college for two years and spend about $100,000 on college. And then they’d pocket the rest.”

But Christina Kim, the mother of 18-year-old Jonathan, doesn’t have that kind of money. She called me to say she was making a tough decision: to postpone college for her son until he has an idea of what he wants to do with his career.

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