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To stand or sit at work?

Jun 29, 2012
More officer workers are choosing to stand instead of sit at work. The trend may mean better focus and even a longer life.
Posted In: standing desk, office behavior, Health, job, employment, insurance
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How to get a job, in charts and graphs

Jun 1, 2012
This week's Marketplace Money Piggy Award goes to a consultant who presented the interview process in witty, pithy infographics.
Posted In: piggy bank award, employment, job
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A trip to Under-earners Anonymous

May 30, 2012
There are 12-step programs for things that hold us back in life: alcohol, eating. What about not living up to our paycheck potential?
Posted In: Unemployment, job, personal finances
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Employee of the month

Apr 27, 2012
An underemployed comedian and writer hosts a speaking series to encourage other underemployed and unemployed people to keep chasing their dreams.
Posted In: job, job search, dream job
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Small talk: Walmart.com takes cash, 'Ciri' is in your TV

Apr 27, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Paying for cash at Walmart.com, when you accidentally fire your entire company, and an Apple knock-off TV has Ciri in it.
Posted In: Walmart, apple tv, job
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Savings and a summer internship

Mar 19, 2012
I'm a 20-year-old college student studying computer science. I recently accepted a paid internship offer at an investment bank for the summer. After taxes, I will make around $10,000. How should I spend, invest or save this money to best prepare myself for life after college? Zach, Binghamton, NY
Posted In: Savings, Roth-IRA, student loans, college, job
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A career poised for take-off

Feb 24, 2012
I have been out of college for just over a year now and am waiting to be hired by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an air traffic controller (a 2 to 3 year process, on average). I was lucky with scholarships and waivers and have about $20,000 in student loans (all federally subsidized) and am currently on a standard payment plan for a 10-year repayment period. I have enough saved up in CDs, money market accounts, savings and mutual funds that could pay off all of the loans but only leave me with about $5,000 left over to deal with any "unplanned" expenses (I have no credit card debt and a full-time job with a major airline). Is it smart to get rid of all of my debt immediately but be left with little to fall back on? Should I pay off half of the loan and repay the rest over time? Michael, Minneapolis, MN
Posted In: Savings, student loans, career, job

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