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Lifestyle Creep: What It Is and How to Avoid It

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3 min read | April 18, 2024

Lifestyle creep can affect anyone who has had an increase of income through a pay raise, debt payoff, or an unexpected influx of funds. Understand what lifestyle creep is, how to recognize it, and how to avoid it with this article.

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Wallet Watch: Entrepreneurship: Importance of a Business Plan

PODCAST | CAREER

16 min | April 10, 2024

Matt Gillet, owner of Saddleback BBQ and Slice by Saddleback, discusses the vital role of a business plan when building your business from the ground up! He also shares the story of how an idea grew into four restaurants, two brands, and some great BBQ!

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Writing Your First Resume

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2 min read | April 4, 2024

Having a hard time drafting your first resume due to a lack of work history? There are a lot of great ways to make the most of extra space by including alternative skills and experiences.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Cover Letters

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2 min read | March 28, 2024

A cover letter deserves an equal amount of effort as a resume. While a resume is meant to be concise, a cover letter is an opportunity to expand on the skills listed in your resume and relate them to the position you are applying for.

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Wallet Watch: Entrepreneurship: From Passion to Prosperity

PODCAST | CAREER

17 min | March 20, 2024

Marcus Leslie founder of Mr. Leslie’s Cheesecakes shares how cheesecake changed his life. Taking a passionate hobby to his full-time career and well on his way to having his cheesecake enjoyed all over the state of Michigan and beyond.

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Meeting Graduation Requirements on Time (or Early!)

BLOG | CAREER

3 min read | March 7, 2024

Learn more about meeting your goal of graduating on time or early to save money on tuition.

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SMART Professional Goals

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2 min read | February 1, 2024

Professional goals serve as a roadmap for your career journey. Goals help create fulfillment at work, inspire confidence within yourself, and motivate you to progress in your career. Learn how you can establish SMART goals for your career.

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Grad Prep: When to Apply for Your Dream Job

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | January 11, 2024

If you’ll be graduating in the next year or two, it’s time to start thinking about your next move and what career opportunities you’ll have. Read our latest post for some helpful tips!

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Developing a Growth Mindset in the Workplace

BLOG | CAREER

1 min read | December 28, 2023

Growth mindset: You’ve likely heard this term before, especially from professional athletes or highly successful people. So how do we incorporate a growth mindset when it comes to finding success in our own career? Read on to learn how!

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Wallet Watch: Igniting Innovation Meet Silvur

PODCAST | CAREER

18 min | December 27, 2023

Silvur takes a holistic approach to retirement helping users understand and navigate different ways to maximize your retirement savings and prepare for the twenty-to-thirty-year phase of your life called retirement.

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Crafting Success: College Jobs as Building Blocks

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | November 23, 2023

College is a chance to acquire practical skills for a bright future. Part-time jobs and internships aren't merely about earning but also about developing financial literacy, gaining life experience, and setting the stage for financial independence.

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Your Internship is an Interview

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | November 21, 2023

Considering an internship? View it as a prolonged interview! It's a chance to get to know a potential employer and see if it's a good fit, all while impressing them for a future full-time role. Dive into our tips on maximizing this unique opportunity.

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Three Ideas for a Productive Holiday Break

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3 min read | November 14, 2023

The holidays are a time for reflection and gratitude. How have you grown over the past year in your finances, academics and knowledge? Our latest blog post helps you find ways to use the holiday break to look back and plan for a bright future.

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When to Break Up With Your Employer

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | November 7, 2023

Starting your first job post-college offers a chance to learn and network. But how long should you stay? Striking a balance between growth and pursuing new chances can be tricky. Check out some tips on navigating this decision in our latest blog post.

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Holistically Lowering Student Loan Debt

BLOG | COLLEGE

2 min read | October 17, 2023

Drowning in student loan stats? With $1.757B in debt and a $39,590 average student loan, it's time for fresh solutions. Read our latest post for ways to tackle this debt before setting foot on campus.

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Preparing for a Virtual Interview

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | October 5, 2023

Noticed more employers asking for virtual interviews? With companies shifting away from traditional in-person chats, the landscape is changing. While interviewing from home sounds comfy, there are key points to consider.

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Capsule Wardrobes: Maximize Your Cost-Per-Wear Budget

BLOG | LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL

3 min read | September 14, 2023

Instead of cleaning out your closet seasonally, check out our tips to learn how to curate your clothes so each garment will work together year-round with a capsule wardrobe.

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Tips to Boost Your Resume

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3 min read | August 17, 2023

According to Forbes, only 20% of applicants get an interview so it's important to get your resume in front of a hiring committee. Read on to discover key tips to get your resume ahead of the herd to assist with landing your next dream job!

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Interview Communication Quiz

QUIZ | CAREER

Communication in a job interview is an art. Take our quiz so you can feel better prepared to start your career.

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Careers and Income Considerations Quiz

QUIZ | CAREER

There’s more than an initial salary offer to consider when comparing two jobs. Take our newest quiz to test your knowledge of factors impacting your income.

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Professional Transition

BLOG | CAREER

1 min read | July 20, 2023

Work relationships are important, and anyone in your network could potentially help you at some point in your career. A proper exit from a job will help to maintain connections when leaving your employer to pursue other opportunities.

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Growing in Your Career

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2 min read | June 27, 2023

When your goal is to continue to grow in your career, you need to become a stronger asset for your team and your workplace. This means investing in yourself and actively seeking feedback, opportunities, and ways to practice your new skills.

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How Pitch Competitions Can Benefit You

BLOG | CAREER

1 min read | May 25, 2023

Have you wanted to become an entrepreneur, but don’t know how to get the seed money you need? Competing in a pitch competition can be a great way to generate seed money for a brand new business venture.

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How to Prepare for Open Interviews

BLOG | CAREER

2 min read | March 30, 2023

Open interviews or career fairs are important to attend while in school — and even after — to build connections, grow relationships, and identify job opportunities. Here are some tips to tackle before you attend.

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