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- Mandy Seay, Quickeasyfit | Work + Money | Fri, Nov 30, 2012 10:46 AM EST | CommentsIf you're looking to land a steady job that pays well, it may be time to hit the books. Whether you're entering college right after high school or as a non-traditional student, it's important to know what your goals are. If you're still considering your career options, and are primarily interested in following the money, we'd like to offer our top seven degrees for your consideration. You may be surprised at how well you can be paid for your writing or math skills.
If you've always wanted to be a writer, now might be the time to brush off that keyboard.
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Communications or journalism majors today typically make their money writing content for large firms, either in print or for the web. While some still work for both small and large newspapers, those jobs are often difficult to land with an unfortunately small salary. If you're interested in writing for a living, you might consider turning your attention to commercial writing
- Galtime.com | Work + Money | Fri, Nov 30, 2012 9:34 AM EST | CommentsWays your computer can help save you money on your holiday shopping
Your computer can save you a bundle!
December always has a way of sneaking up on me. Here I am finishing up the last of the Halloween candy, just barely recovering from Thanksgiving, when BAM! Christmas is suddenly just a few short weeks away! No more denying the inevitable, it's time to get moving on holiday shopping.
Since we're all looking for creative ways to save money on our holiday gift list, check out 5 ways your computer can help you save a bundle this holiday season!
Check out the resale market: You? Buying anything less than new? Open your mind to the possibilities! Look beyond your traditional retailers for gifting treasures. Craigslist, eBay, and even your local gently-used second hand stores have a wide variety of unusual and nostalgic gifts just waiting to be discovered. Note that these sellers also have items that have never actually been used. Now's your chance to snatch up previousl...Read More »
- Cheapism.com | Work + Money | Fri, Nov 30, 2012 8:38 AM EST | Comments
By Raechel Conover, Cheapism.com
Holiday shopping is in full swing and it seems as though Black Friday deals will never end. Smart consumers know, however, that just because everything appears to be on sale this month doesn't mean this is the moment to purchase certain items. What then, should you buy in December? The answer: toys, select electronics, select home goods, some Christmas goods, wedding dresses, and real estate. Although you may be in a splurging frame of mind, don't get sucked into deals on a gym membership, jewelry, or watches.
Toys like Legos are excellent buys for at the end of the month.
Toys. Toys may be on sale right now, but rushing out today to buy all the goodies that will go under the holiday tree doesn't make sense. The best toy deals of the year are yet to come. The two weeks leading up to Christmas see the deepest toy discounts, so hold off before hitting up the toy store.
Electronics. Electronics are a big holiday purchase for many folks. The best ele...Read More »
- Forbes.com | Work + Money | Thu, Nov 29, 2012 3:48 PM EST | Comments
By Jenna Goudreau
Despite women's gains in educational attainment (they are now the majority of college graduates), an ugly gender pay gap persists. According to a new groundbreaking report by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), in 2009-the most recent year for which data is available-women working full time earned only 82% on average of what their male peers earned just one year out of college. Thus, the pay gap begins in your first job out of school.
Have Degree, Will Work for Paycheck
The study authors conclude that a primary cause of the earnings difference is choice of college major. Men are more likely to study higher-paying specialties like engineering and computer science, while women are more likely to pursue lower-paying specialties like education and social sciences. However, one-third of the pay gap remains unexplained, and is likely the result of lingering gender discrimination and differences in salary negotiations.
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Thu, Nov 29, 2012 3:47 PM EST | CommentsAfter Thanksgiving, the holidays tend to sneak up on you. If you haven't done all your holiday shopping, don't despair, especially if you need to shop for toys. Here are the best shopping strategies to get the toys you want for your kids without losing your sanity.
Follow these 8 tips to stay sane this holiday season!
Here are 8 holiday toy shopping strategies to keep you sane:
1.) Make your gift list and carry it at all times with you.
Write it in your smartphone's to-do list app, send it to yourself in an email or simply print it out and carry it in your wallet.
2.) Shop when others aren't.
That means going to stores first thing in the morning, or in the evening. Avoid the weekends at all costs!
Related: The 20 best apps to get you through the holiday season
3.) Make the most of holiday hours.
Malls and stores tend to have extended hours the 4 weeks before Christmas. Take advantage of them.
4.) Shop by yourself.
Obviously you cannot buy gifts for your kids with your children in tow, but avoid shopping as a social activit...Read More »
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