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Why You Should Be Concerned About Student Debt

For the first time in history, total student loan debt has now equaled total credit card debt, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the U.S. Department of Education. Some speculate that total outstanding student loan debt … Continue reading

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Follow-up News on Check the Background Check

The Equal Employment Opportunty Commission has clarified, updated, and reaffirmed the ruling regarding employers automatically denying employment based on arrest and conviction records: Check here for more details.

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Checking the Background Check

Have you applied for a job lately, and had your potential employer do a criminal background check? You are not alone: According to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management, almost three-fourths of hiring companies run background checks … Continue reading

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The Truth About Pre-Paid Debit Cards: Part Two, Protecting Yourself

Previously we talked about the advantages, and they are many, of pre-paid debit cards. Now, we need to think about cautions regarding the cards: How can you use a pre-paid debit card and protect yourself and your money? How to … Continue reading

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The Truth About Pre-Paid Debit Cards: Part One, The Advantages

Pre-paid debit cards don’t get much love from the mainstream financial press, and yet they’ve proven to be popular, and are increasing in use and availability. In 2008, pre-paid debit cards were loaded to the tune of $8.7 billion, a … Continue reading

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