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The 11 most useful web tools of 2014

There's no shortage of great websites, apps and programs available on the Internet. Some, however, rise above the rest.<p>Your 2014 list of our 11 most …

Video Interview Tips Using Webcam [INFOGRAPHIC]

Shares 3K<p>When you are going to set your video interview, first you need to know how you will not appear ugly on webcam. Here in this infographic …

Employment

7 Social Media Templates to Save You Hours of Work

Whether it’s your first time running social media for a company, or you’re just looking to boost your online profile, <b>social media templates will save</b> …

Social Media

How To Work Faster And Smarter

<i>You forgot to set your wake-up alarm. As you slowly come to consciousness, you begin to panic as you realize that you’re going to be extremely late</i> …

Easy-To-Use Online Calculator Helps You Decide Whether to Rent or Buy

Has it ever been fun to stand face to face with your future? When you find yourself in the position of deciding whether to <b>rent or buy a home</b>, you …

Can You Afford To Buy A House Right Now?

You’re tired of “throwing money away” on rent. You want to buy your own home. But you’re not sure if now is the right time.<p>You hesitate about “now” for two reasons: time and money. In term of time, you’re not sure if you’re committed enough to staying in one place. How long will you really live in …

10 things I wish I knew before buying a house

Buying a house can be confusing, overwhelming and expensive by the time buyers get the keys, but putting rent payments toward a permanent residence can also be incredibly liberating. From finding the best agent to making it through a bidding war, here are 10 things homeowners wish they knew before …

Rent vs. buy? A look at the math and other factors

It may be the biggest financial decision most of us ever make: Buy a house? Or keep renting?<p>For a while in the wake of the housing crash, the answer was pretty clear: If you could swing it, buy now.<p>But things have changed rapidly. Prices in Southern California have climbed by a third in two years. …

Why Now Is Prime Time To Buy A Home

During the recession, the rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate loan averaged 4.32 %. Now, rates are close to that, and there's no recession! That means they've got nowhere to go but up — particularly because the Federal Reserve is expected to end its bond-buying program, which has been credited with …

Real Estate

The Biggest Home-Buying Mistakes 5 Real Homeowners Made

It's next to impossible to get through the home-buying experience completely unscathed. Maybe you accidentally buy a house with mold in the basement (like I did) or you snag a condo across the street from what will soon be a multi-year redevelopment project.<p>Been through a bad experience? Don't beat …

How I Paid Off $90,000 of Debt in Three Years

Luckily, someone special woke me up to the reality of my financial situation. It took a lot of hard work -- and some serious creativity -- but three years later, I'm almost debt-free. Here's my story.<p>It's funny how you can do all of the right things -- go to college, get a job -- and then one day …

Loans

How one couple wiped out a $125,000 debt

What do you do when you are faced with a six-figure debt — mostly because of credit cards? No cable television and no eating out, obviously. And …

10 habits of debt-free people

Whether you’ve resolved to get debt-free this year or you have a long way to go to get there, it’s good to be inspired. Look at people you know who …

Wanted: A stress-free, debt-free life

Mike and Morley are in their 40s with two children and a serious aversion to debt.<p>The mortgage they took out to buy their suburban Toronto home 14 years ago "was my first ever debt," Mike writes in an e-mail. When the children came along, they had to borrow on a line of credit to buy vehicles and …

The Slacker's Guide to Paying Off Debt

<i>By Lucy Lazarony, Credit.com</i><p>Want that debt gone with as little effort as possible? Here are some fast and easy tips for paying down your credit card and other debt.<p>Even a slacker can be debt-free. Here's how.<p><b>1. Consolidate Your Debt</b><p>Dealing with multiple due dates each month? Who needs that hassle? …

I'm creating my next

What's my NEXT?<p>Your Next is every exciting, amazing, unbelievable thing that’s right around the corner. It’s your dreams coming true in front of your …

Public 'Early College High School' to Start in Norwalk

<i>A new kind of high school is coming to Norwalk: Housed within Norwalk High School, the "Early College High School" will allow students to stay an</i> …

Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.

The home of over 5.1 million full archive pages of <b>The Philadelphia Inquirer</b> and <b>Philadelphia Daily News</b> print editions<p>Search and browse our historical …

Over 30% Of High School Seniors Are On Track To Flunk Out Of College

ACT, the company behind the widely used college admissions test of the same name, just released their annual report on the college readiness of high school seniors and the results aren’t heartening. 31% of the 1.8M 2014 test takers failed to meet a single ACT benchmark for college readiness. This …

How to Get Full Credit When You Transfer Colleges

Transfers typically lose an entire semester's worth of credit and tuition, a new federal study has found. Here are three ways to avoid missing out on …

Rancho Cucamonga community college gets grant

White House officials announced $450 million in new grants to community colleges Monday, including $15 million to a Rancho Cucamonga campus.<p>The grants are intended to increase job training programs at nearly 270 two-year schools nationwide. Each campus is expected to partner with businesses to …

The Ultimate Online Resources Guide for Executive Assistants

Are you searching for online tools that will make your job as an Administrative Professional easier? If so, this list of apps will help you to...

Online Life

5 Free Workplace Productivity Apps for Office Professionals

While I did say that these are the five must have workplace productivity apps for office professionals, I’m pretty convinced that these apps are a …

7 Tips for Creating Effective Administrative Procedures

<i>This article first appeared in the Executive Secretary Magazine and is reprinted here with permission.</i><p>Administrative procedures are a vital component …