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What's The Difference Between Banks, Credit Unions and Brokerages

learnvest.com — Unless you're accustomed to keeping wads of cash tucked under your mattress (where it doesn't belong), it's very likely you're using a bank, brokerage or credit union-or a combination of the three-to help you manage your finances. But just because you're a customer of one of these places doesn't necessarily mean you know what they're all about.

How To Get A Job In A Field You Didn't Major In

monster.com — Employers aren't hung up on what you studied-but they'll still need some convincing to extend you a job offer. Daniel Bortz, Monster contributor To graduate on time, you probably needed to declare your major by your sophomore year. But by the time graduation rolls around, it wouldn't be surprising if your career ambitions have shifted to something outside of your major.

7 Steps To Ending Your Internship With A Job Offer In Hand

monster.com — Aiming to turn your summer internship into a full-time job? Good news: your employer wants that, too! The primary focus of most companies' internship programs is to convert college students into entry-level employees, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' 2016 Internship & Co-op Survey.

Smart Ways to Save Money On A Move

time.com — June to August is peak moving season, since most families want to relocate when their children are out of school. And for many families, a relocation can be expensive. The average professional move costs a whopping $12,230, according Worldwide ERC, an association that tracks mobility costs.

How To Find The First Job That Will Launch An Awesome Career

monster.com — Your first job has the potential to jumpstart your career. But with so many jobs to choose from, it's tough to tell which opportunity will actually position you for long-term success. But it's not impossible. The good news is that you're the one who decides where you want to work.

Here's How To Be A Great Intern Manager

monster.com — Remember what it felt like to be the intern at the office? Your first step in the real world: an exciting but absolutely terrifying experience because you knew this could be the thing that makes or breaks your career. No pressure, right? Well, now you get to relive the experience from the other side of the desk.

The Procrastinator's Guide To Landing A Great Last-Minute Internship

fastcompany.com — Don't have an internship lined up for the summer? Take a deep breath. It's not too late-so long as you're willing to put in the work. It's true you're a bit behind, as deadlines for applications at many companies with formal internship programs have already passed.

How Its Founder Turned His Side Business Into A Career

time.com — James Oliver can thank HGTV for his business idea. In June 2011 his wife, Ayana, called him upstairs to watch a couple decorating their living room. "They were hanging wallpaper that had a collage of their family photos," recalls Oliver, a father of twins.

6 Job Search Hacks For New Grads

monster.com — If you're worried it will take forever to land a job in the real world after you graduate college, don't despair. There are several shortcuts that can expedite your job search and help put your career in the fast lane. And you don't have to create an interactive video game resume to get there.

Fixed Or Adjustable Rate Mortgage: Which Is Better?

trulia.com — Homebuyers have many decisions to weigh: Good school district in Fort Mill, SC, or an extra 2 acres of land 25 miles away? Gray or white paint in the living room? Should you ask the sellers to include the refrigerator or let it go with the sellers?
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