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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 »

The Top 5 Secrets to Paying off Student Loans for New College Graduates

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An article by Ohio based contributor Lizzie Weakley. New college graduates who took out student loans will be facing a great deal of debt anywhere between 5 to 6 figures. On average, new graduates are bound to face more than $58,000 worth of debt, but plenty are facing a lot more. Over time, the interest rate will increase the amount owed. But fear not, as there are ways to repay these debts. Nowadays, you can pay many bills online, but there are still instances when only checks are accepted, so be sure to order checks so that you can save … / Read more »