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Top 10 College Degrees in 2011 with Massive Demand

Based on the results of the latest report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, it’s evident that from a highest starting salary standpoint, the best college degree to have involves math in one way or another, with Engineering degrees taking the lion share of the top paying jobs upon graduation.  Holding prominent slots […]

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Median vs. Mean: Know the Difference or Risk Being Manipulated

The definition of median and mean and the difference between the two terms is poorly understood by many people and while in many data sets, there is only a marginal difference between the two from a practical standpoint, there is sometimes a stark difference between the two.  As I’ll outline in this article, people toss […]

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How to Hedge Gas Prices and Put Money Back in your Pocket

What if I told you that you didn’t have to wrestle with skyrocketing gas prices again this summer like 2008?  With oil prices reaching new highs again and gas prices trailing in lockstep, it’s time to think about how to hedge your exposure to increasing fuel prices and save money on gas by whatever means […]

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Start an Investment Club: How To, Rules and Reality Checks

A few years back some coworkers and I started an investment club.  We were an ambitious bunch (still are), but perhaps too much so for the realities we’d face in trying to run an investment club.  There was a group of five of us and our stated goal was to return 15% per year on […]

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Start Investing Today: An Amazing Comparison of 25 vs 35 Year Old Starters

When I was in my late teens, my father shared with me some retirement savings advice that was so compelling that I said, “I need to start investing today!” and I while I didn’t really know how to start investing, I did some basic research with “Value Line”, sought out an actual broker (this was […]

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How to Profit from Employee Stock Options Regardless of Share Performance

For workers fortunate enough to be granted employee stock options each year as part of their compensation package, of late, this has been a bittersweet perk.  While it’s nice to have an opportunity to enjoy a leveraged return and share in the success of your company’s share price, the vast majority of employees have seen their […]

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Layoffs: You May Be Next – Tips to Avoid, Prepare and React

What can you do to Prepare for or Mitigate a Layoff? While there are myriad advice pieces on this topic of avoiding a layoff or finding a new job quickly, many of them are useless or complete common sense.  I’m sharing a few of the things I do to stay one step ahead of the […]

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