9:59 am, August 7th | by Cheryl Lock, LearnVest
In 2007, a woman named Meredith Whitney issued a report that ended up predicting the future of U.S. markets for years to come.
10:00 am, August 6th | by Bethy Hardeman, LearnVest
There’s a lot that the basics don’t cover, and questions that you might be embarrassed to ask, like how to start rebuilding your credit after a bankruptcy. We cover ten of the top I’m-too-chagrined-to-ask questions.
10:00 am, August 5th | by Christine Ryan Jyoti, LearnVest
Clearly, most of us are on board with keeping to-do lists—but finishing them is a different story. So we spoke with productivity experts to figure out not only how best to plow through our lists but also whether there’s a best type of list out there to begin with. And then, just to make you feel a little less alone, we snagged the looming lists of four real, aspiring list-finishers.
9:58 am, August 1st | by Penny Wrenn, LearnVest
You see, not only am I a grown woman who still refers to her mother as Mommy, but I’m also a grown woman who goes to great lengths to conceal from her parents just how much of a financial mess she is.
10:00 am, July 30th | by Cheryl Lock, LearnVest
Since the first big site, Reputation.com, launched in 2006, the business of online reputation management has grown exponentially. We checked in with people who’ve used these popular sites for honest feedback on their digital revamps—as well as asked experts for advice on how you can improve your internet rep without shelling out a lot of cash.
10:00 am, July 29th | by Carrie Sloan, LearnVest
If you’ve been making excuses for your lack of financial resolve, science may have your back: Believe it or not, researchers have identified a gene that could determine whether you’re good or bad with money. Specifically, the discovery has to do with self-control—or how some people are better able to resist temptation to make sound financial decisions.
10:00 am, July 25th | by Demetrius Cheeks, LearnVest
Heather Jarvis has spent the last ten years advocating for—and educating—student borrowers. And given that interest rates on federal Stafford loans doubledto 6.8% on July 1, there’s likely be a lot more advocating and educating in her future. We sat down with Jarvis to learn more about student loan consultants—a profession that’s, not surprisingly, in high demand.
10:00 am, July 18th | by Pauline Millard, LearnVest
A few prickly interview questions tend to come up a lot in interviews. Here are four you should know how to deflect when an interviewer starts getting nosey, and you want to point the conversation back toward your skills.
10:00 am, July 16th | by Demetrius Cheeks
It’s no secret that it’s still a pretty tough job market out there—both for people who are completely without work and those who have jobs but certainly not the dream careers that they desire. For some perspective, according to the latest unemployment data, some 11.8 million people are out of work in the U.S. And although there are no real stats to measure these folks, there are likely millions more who have gigs that they’d very much like to leave. Yes, that kind of tough.
10:00 am, July 15th | by Stephanie Taylor Christensen, LearnVest
When job hunting, your résumé has a way of highlighting little career imperfections in black and white. Maybe you’ve job-hopped, had a long gap between gigs, or earned a degree that requires explaining (hello, art history majors!). Is there a way to smooth over these résumé imperfections—without being dishonest? You betcha. You just have to [...]