Education Archive

What Is A Reverse Mortgage And How Does It Work?

I’ve heard a bit in the news lately about reverse mortgages, so I thought it might be worthwhile to explain what a reverse mortgage is and how it works as it’s a confusing topic for many

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5 Ways to Increase your Credit Rating

Having a good credit rating is important if you need to borrow money for things such as holidays or mortgages. The first thing that a potential lender will want to know about before deciding to grant you a loan is your credit score because this will help determine how eligible you are for a loan

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Questioning the value of education during a downturn

Growing up I was always told that doing well at school and ultimately getting a degree level education was the best way to earn good money and be easily employable. It makes sense when you think about it, put in the hard work and effort and you should be rewarded for it in the long

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Ways to Get Ahead in Your Professional Career

The last five years have seen some drastic changes in the workplace. Between changing technologies, the spread of globalisation and the rapid rise of automation, there’s no such thing as a regular career path anymore. That means getting creative is more important than it’s ever been when looking to get ahead in your career. Here’s

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Watch This – Then Go Do Something Worthwhile

No big post from me today – just this video. It doesn’t take much time to watch, but hopefully once you’ve watched it, you will finish the rest of your day off with gusto

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CFD’s vs Forex – What’s the difference?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between CFD’s and Forex? Did you know there was a difference?Do you know what they both are? First things first then

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Being Open To Learning – Regardless Of The Teacher

I recently attended a leadership training course through my employer. I didn’t really have any preconceived ideas about what to expect or if I would get anything out of it, so I was happy when I finished the 2 day course and really felt invigorated about the future of not just my team, but me

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The Public Vs Private School Debate

Here in Australia the old private versus public school debate is in full swing. I’ve never really had much of an opinion on it in the past, but with my son getting older each and everyday, it’s something that my wife and I are going top have to think about in the years to come

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Is That Fancy Degree Worth the Cost? Here’s How to Tell

While the cost of an undergraduate degree has risen by nearly five times the inflation rate since 1983, it’s still pretty easy to get financial aid to go to undergraduate school. Almost no one pays full sticker price for an undergraduate education. But graduate school is a different story. A graduate degree can cost hundreds

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Can a Financial Social Worker Help You Sort Out Your Finances?

A financial social worker is a social worker with additional training in debt, credit, and financial counseling. Some social workers with this additional certification work with people in poverty to help them tackle basic financial issues and, ideally, to improve their situations. Financial social workers may also work in private practice, helping individuals or couples

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Is It Worth Getting an MBA?

Something I have been considering for the last few months has been whether or not I should take the time to earn a master’s degree in business administration. It would be a pretty big undertaking, but it is the type of thing that can make you significantly more marketable whenever you are going for a

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Having Work Experience Matters

With a state election happening where I live, something that’s been a hot topic throughout the election campaign has been the topic of youth unemployment. In some areas youth unemployment is over 20% and in almost all districts younger people make up a disproportionately large number of the unemployed

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