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Spending your Money – Financial Literacy 102

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You’ve landed a great job, and you’ve gotten your first paycheck, now what? There are a number of ways to spend and use your hard earned cash, but some are more costly than others! Bank Accounts and Writing Checks If you haven’t already, now is the time to setup basic banking account. You’ll need atleast a checking and a savings account at the bank or credit union of your choice. Not all accounts are created equally! Pay special attention to minimum balances, fees, and possible interest on your savings. Local credit unions tend to have higher interest (in this case, … / Read more »




Your First Paycheck – Financial Literacy 101

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If you are like most of our readers, you’re working towards your first real job after school. While finding and landing your first full-time gig is a challenge in itself, many new hires find that the hard part is not over! From receiving your first paycheck to saving for retirement, there is a wealth of financial information you are expected to already know. In this three part Coach Soapbox, we will explore the basics of financial literacy to help you make decisions about your money and benefits. What it means to be a Salaried Employee If you worked a part-time job … / Read more »




Personalize Your Experience with Campus Career Coach

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Dear Campus Career Coach Followers, Campus Career Coach is committed to providing practical information and real-world answers to career questions for college students. In today’s world where information is coming from all directions–text messages, emails, Facebook, etc.–personalized, relevant information is more important than ever, and is also harder to find. Campus Career Coach recognizes this, and is taking an innovative step to save you time and effort when communicating content and updates. In order to provide the most important, useful and convenient information, Campus Career Coach will now allow you to self-select the topics you wish to see from us, … / Read more »




What does it cost to be you? (your personal budget)

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Timothy from Indiana State University asked: I just graduated with a degree in Psychology.  How much do Psychology majors make? I need to know how much I will make so I can be sure I can pay my bills once I am “off my parent’s payroll.” Hi Timothy – Reality time, right!  Mom and Dad will only cover your bills for so long. Eventually, you have to bear the cost of being you, and you need a job that will help you do so. How much do Psychology grads make? Well … that depends upon what they choose do when they graduate.  Those … / Read more »




Will changing careers be a bad decision?

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Jenny from the University of West Florida asked: I will finish a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in August 2015, but I am looking for a career change into massage therapy or cosmetology. I have done projects and internships, and some of my job experience is related to human resources, but I have lost interest in the field. I would like a more creative field, somewhat less stressful, and less administration/paperwork-oriented. I want to be able to help people feel better about themselves. I am scared.  Is changing career paths in this way a bad decision? Hi Jenny – I can’t tell you … / Read more »