FAFSA CHANGE (AS REPORTED BY ZINA KUMOK ON BLOG.MINT.COM)

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and is the primary way that most college students apply for tuition assistance. And next year, there is a big change that people need to be aware of. Instead of waiting until January 2017 to submit the paperwork for students beginning college in the fall, parents… Read More

WHO YOU KNOW MATTERS (AS REPORTED BY ALICE TRUONG ON WWW.QZ.COM

Recruiters across a wide variety of industries rely most heavily on personal referrals for filling job roles. 78% of hiring managers using Jobvite, an online hiring platform, list referrals as their favorite source of candidates. And when you take the data one step further, we find that when referrals are hired, they are more likely… Read More

TIPS ON ASKING FOR A RAISE (AS REPORTED BY NELLIE AKALP ON WWW.MASHABLE.COM)

There are two sides to the wealth-building equation. Earn more and spend less. If you successfully accomplish both of those things, chances are good that you will grow to be more financially successful over time. But the problem with most personal finance advice is that it only focuses on one side of the equation –… Read More

Student Loan Default Rates (as reported by Libby Nelson on www.vox.com)

Libby Nelson, reporting for Vox, brings us an intriguing look at student debt. It turns out that there is a strange bit of data that shows quite clearly that students with less debt are more likely to default than students with more debt. The total outstanding debt a student has at the time they leave… Read More