10 Things Millennials Should Do to Get Rid of Student Loan Debt

So here are my top 10 tips to get rid of student loan debt so you can get on to other important things in life (like traveling, inventing, and jamming). 1. Make friends (or at least amends) with your debt. Student loan debt is currently hitting the US in a huge way (as in over

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World War II veteran, 96, receives college degree more than 60 years after his last class, report says

World War II veteran Bob Barger, assisted by Haraz Ghanbari, University of Toledo director of military and veteran affairs, left, smiles after receiving his diploma at the university’s commencement ceremony on Saturday in Toledo, Ohio.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)   Several decades after last attending class, a 96-year-old World War II veteran on Saturday reportedly received

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How student loan companies pretend to be your friend

Private lenders are using free movies and happy hours to entice people to refinance their student debt Are you one of the 44 million Americans drowning in student loans you fear you’ll never pay back? Worried that you’ll be in the red for the rest of your life? Well, why not forget about your spiraling

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Was it worth getting a student loan?

I started this blog to document my thoughts and to do research about paying off my student loans.  I search frequently on the internet and other media resources for stories of why and how other people have successfully paid off student loans.  As a teacher, the amount of education decides how much you can earn

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Supermarket Censors Teen’s ‘Summa Cum Laude’ Graduation Cake

A cake celebrating a South Carolina teen’s high school graduation turned into a not-so-sweet surprise when a Publix supermarket censored the inscription “summa cum laude.” The grad’s mom, Cara Koscinski, said she ordered a cake online from her local Publix for a graduation party for her 18-year-old son, Jacob. The store allows customers to customize cake

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Navy mom surprises daughter in Texas after 7-month long deployment

close Video Navy mom surprises daughter after 7-month deployment Navy Chief Petty Officer Marqueta Grant surprises her third grade daughter at school in heartwarming homecoming in Texas. A third-grade student at an elementary school in Texas got a special surprise Tuesday during lunchtime when her mother was brought home a day early after a seven-month

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8 Frozen Margarita Recipes That’ll Silence The Shamers

If you’ve ever felt a nagging sense of shame every time you crave a frozen margarita, you shouldn’t. But statements like these may be the reason you feel that way: “There’s no shame in frozen cocktails.” “Purists disdain frozen margaritas.” “Frozen cocktails carry a good deal of baggage in the cultural imagination. … Your first

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China-based online education companies just launched an aggressive hiring spree in search of U.S. teachers

Teachers have long supplemented their incomes by tutoring. And there’s perhaps never been a better, or easier, time to do it than right now.  The reason: China-based online education companies are in an apparent race with each other to hire U.S. teachers who’d like to work from home this summer and, using their webcams, “teach

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Rockets blow big lead again as Warriors set up Cavaliers NBA finals rematch

Kevin Durant scored 34 points and the Golden State Warriors are heading to their fourth straight NBA finals after fighting back from another big deficit Kevin Durant scored 34 points and the Golden State Warriors are heading to their fourth straight NBA finals after fighting back from another big deficit with a huge third quarter.

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Why Are Boomers Still Working? Maybe We Just Don’t Know How To Retire

Ann Brenoff’s “On The Fly” is a column about navigating growing older and a few other things.   I am a 68-year-old baby boomer who still works full time. I am precisely who younger people point to when they hear the reports that more of them can’t find jobs and more of me still have

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