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Managing Your Money – Financial Literacy 103

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For many first-time full-time employees, getting that first real paycheck may be the most money you’ve held in your hands at one time. It can be overwhelming and exciting to think of all the things you can acquire now. Financial stability is more about managing the money you have rather than making more, and for the last segment on Financial Literacy, we’ll explore how to budget, save and make your money work for you! Budgeting It can be tempting to rush out and spend your whole paycheck on things you want, but you’d be stranded without money for 2 weeks … / Read more »




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 »




7 tips for the anxious interviewer.

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We all have anxiety. It gets us out of bed in the morning and working on that term paper before it’s due. Sometimes though, anxiety gets in the way of the important things we need to do, like acing an important job interview. Your palms get sweaty, your voice starts to shake and crack, you’re rambling on at a mile a minute, and before you know it, you’re apologizing to the interviewer and berating yourself for doing a terrible job. If you’re an anxious interviewer, relax! Almost everyone gets nervous about interviews, even the interviewers! Here are 7 quick tips to … / Read more »




What does your cover letter say about you?

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Yes, we’re all familiar with the form letter that reads like junk mail that most people send along with their resume. There is some disagreement in the career coaching community about the importance of cover letters. Some say it’s a relic from the days of fax machine communication: a formality that is glanced over and forgotten. Others say it’s an integral part of the application progress: a lens that focuses and compliments the resume. It is up to you as an applicant to decide how you want to be marketed, and how your information is delivered to an employer. But, in the world … / Read more »