What you need to know about salary data


by Teri Fritsma When exploring careers or evaluating a job offer, one of the first questions you might have is, "what's the pay?"  Salary info can help you decide if an occupation will give you the lifestyle you want, if taking out a loan for your education will ultimately pay off, or if a wage you've been offered … Continue reading What you need to know about salary data

College loan forgiveness and repayment programs


by Shirley Fenlason Have you heard of college loan forgiveness or repayment programs? Whether you're a college student or graduate, they're definitely worth checking out. If you meet the loan and program-specific criteria, these programs may help you restructure or even reduce your college debt. On April 15, I read a CNNMoney.com article, Get a … Continue reading College loan forgiveness and repayment programs

Employment fact of the day: April 14, 2009


by Teri Fritsma Is this a "he-cession"? Men appear to be more at risk for layoffs than women these days.  Nationally, men's unemployment is increasing faster than women's.  Since March of last year, the male unemployment rate increased from 4.6% to 8.8%, while the female rate increased from 5.0% to 7.5%. There are some theories floating out there about why this might be.  What … Continue reading Employment fact of the day: April 14, 2009