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Parents’ Plans for Retirement Are Crimped by Kids’ College Debt

September 19, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1387
With higher-education costs rising, 58% of parents in a recent survey are worried that their ability to retire when they want to is in jeopardy because of their child’s student debt. Some 61% of parents said that investing in their children’s education will negatively affect parents’ financial stability. Those findings were published Thursday as part of… View Article

How To Make Your Business Card Stand Out

September 12, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1235
The business card is the ultimate staple to your professional appearance. The power to whip out your perfectly crafted business card to new connections made everywhere from between the work cubicles to industry events is not only a boost in confidence, but takes your networking abilities to the next level. But there are plenty of… View Article

American Students Have Poor Financial Skills

September 3, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3841
American students’ knowledge about managing money is downright unimpressive, according to a study released Wednesday. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study chronicles how students around the world scored on a Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) financial literacy exam in 2012. Of the students from 18 countries and economies who took the… View Article
Local Educators Offer Tips To Save Money On School Supplies

Local Educators Offer Tips To Save Money On School Supplies

August 19, 2014 12:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1188
It’s back to school for many area students this week.  Local educators say when buying school supplies it’s important to prioritize.Do not buy everything at once, says Laryssa Levender, Director of Resident Life at Quincy University. She recommends fires year college students living in a dorm to talk with their roommates ahead of the move… View Article

Why The Girls Are Going To Coding Camp

June 26, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 5271
We signed our girls up for coding camp this summer, much to their distress. “I don’t want to be a computer programmer when I grow up!” one said. “Can’t we do another week of basketball camp instead?” the other begged. “Please!” Well, no. You can’t. Because these days, knowing how to program a computer or… View Article

California Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional

June 24, 2014 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4331
A first-of-its-kind court ruling that concluded California’s union-backed teacher tenure, layoff and dismissal laws infringe on students’ rights to an equal public education adds fire to a debate over whether the job protections afforded professional educators are partly to blame for what ails the nation’s schools, experts said. A judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday… View Article

16 Great Jobs That Don’t Require A Four-Year Degree

June 18, 2014 7:27 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1240
After earning a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s from Loyola University, Jay Wengrow was working as an intern at doggyloot.com, a discount dog product retailer in Chicago. Though he’d learned plenty of theoretical ideas while earning his M.S. in software engineering, he didn’t have the hands-on skill the company needed in a web developer. He… View Article

Student Who Pounced On A Seattle Gunman Is A Hero

June 18, 2014 6:31 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3675
Jon Meis’ reported habit of carrying pepper spray may have saved students’ lives after a man opened fire at a Seattle college. The shooter had just wounded three people Thursday, one of whom died. He was reloading his shotgun when Meis, a volunteer security guard, saw an opening. He doused the gunman with the spray… View Article

Havard Experts Say Book is Bound in Human Skin

June 14, 2014 8:27 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3702
It’s reading matter not for the faint of heart. Experts at Harvard said this week that they have confirmed that a 19th-century book housed in one of the university’s libraries is bound in human skin. Scientists and conservators carried out a series of tests on Houghton Library’s copy of the French writer Arsene Houssaye’s “Des… View Article