Career, Education, News

Top 5 Places Making Movie Magic

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The story of people heading west to seek fame and fortune to LA, the city of glitz and glamour, has taken a noticeable detour down south. A recent study of 2013 feature film production by FilmLA shows California no longer has a monopoly on movie magic. Continue reading

/ By Tonya McCleary
Personal Finance

Top 3 Reasons to Invest in Gold (and Top 3 Not To)

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Although some may say investing in gold is risky, other investment experts say it’s one of the best assets you can have. Gold can definitely appreciate as well as depreciate, so let’s look at the top three reasons to invest in gold, and the top three not to. Continue reading

/ By Tierna Unruh-Enos
Education

4 Student Loan Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

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The student loan crisis continues to make headlines, with the national student debt load topping $1 trillion and counting. Each year, millions of students turn to federal and private loans to help pay for their education. All too often, young adults are willing to sign on the dotted line without fully understanding what it means to take on tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. It’s important for students and parents alike to be aware of what errors to avoid when taking out hefty college loans. Continue reading

/ By Rebecca Lake
Career

7 Best Cities for Recent Grads

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For the class of 2014, the prospect of landing a job right out of college may seem daunting. The Economic Policy Institute recently issued a report on young workers which found that for recent college grads under age 24, the unemployment rate was roughly 8.5 percent, nearly two percentage points higher than the national average. Continue reading

/ By Rebecca Lake
Career, Family, News

More Dads Staying Home But Not for the Reasons You Think

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There’s a scene in Mr. Mom where Michael Keaton’s character Jack Butler is having a heated discussion with his wife about the fact that he’s gained a few pounds and his brain is like oatmeal. The conversation ends with Jack heading downstairs to sleep on the “fat” couch, “if he can get through the door”. While the movie is meant to be a comical take on what happens when running the house and raising the kids falls to Dad, it’s become a reality for more fathers than ever. Continue reading

/ By Rebecca Lake
Personal Finance

4 Money Moves to Make After Dumping Your Debt

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Being in debt takes a toll financially and emotionally, making the moment when you finally send in that last credit card payment particularly sweet. Paying it off is a test of endurance, patience and your ability to plan. Once you’ve achieved debt freedom, the next challenge is to figure out the best way to manage your money going forward. If you’ve kicked those student loans or credit cards to the curb for good, here are four steps you need to take next. Continue reading

/ By Rebecca Lake
Credit, Economics Of, Money Saving Tips

SmartAsset’s Q & A with Travel Rewards Expert Jason Steele

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Jason Steele is a freelance writer who specializes in credit cards and travel rewards. He has been featured in USA Today, Time and many publications for his expertise. Steele took the time to answer some of SmartAsset’s questions: Continue reading

/ By AJ Smith
Insurance

Life Insurance Loopholes

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Not all contracts on your life are the same – there’s the gangster movie variety which usually involves a guy named Vinny or Tony who sends you to sleep with the fishies and then there’s the life insurance type. Only the second one, however, has fine print and exclusions that can cost your beneficiaries big time. Continue reading

/ By Frank Addessi