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Planning for Life after College Graduation

Apr 24, 2015 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

Planning for Life after College Graduation

As you near the end of your time in college and prepare for graduation, you begin to think about life afterwards. You’ll have many decisions to make about your career, your first job, and where you’ll live. It can be an overwhelming time if you don’t already have everything mapped out.

For those who already have a job lined up and have paid the deposit on an apartment, they have their short-term future planned for them. For those who want to wait until after graduation to plan the next phase, they may be wondering what to do. 

Get Your Resume Ready

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Make Your Spring Neutrals Sing

Apr 22, 2015 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Make Your Spring Neutrals Sing

Chase away the winter blues by sprucing up the neutral palette in your home this spring. Learn how to use color, structure, texture and pattern to breathe fresh air into your decor.

Splashes of Color

Use a neutral color scheme to highlight your favorite colors. Pastel colors lend a subtle glow, while brighter shades pop against a blank background.

Pastels

Pastels create a relaxed, romantic ambiance. The soft hues have enough color to shine without overwhelming the room. Pantone’s Spring 2015 Color Report features several naturally inspired pastels. For a nautical theme, pair Aquamarine with crisp whites and rugged finishes like jute or burlap. Use Toasted Almond to lend warmth to bisque finishes, or Custard to create a golden tone on tone look.

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Music’s Most Successful Pop Stars Under 30

Apr 20, 2015 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

Music’s Most Successful Pop Stars Under 30

It’s often said that financial success comes to those who diversify. Looking at the careers of young pop stars, that same concept holds true. For most successful music artists, their success has come in some part due to an ability to reinvent themselves when necessary. In the music industry today, a significant amount of money can still be earned from a one hit wonder. However, the ability to continually churn out new hits takes success to a new level. The following are the most successful pop stars under the age of thirty.

Taylor Swift

From country crooner to international pop star, Taylor Swift has earned the respect of millions with her ability to craft a catchy tune. As a result, she was ranked at number 18 on the 2014 Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Her devoted fan base has helped her take some musical risks. Her album 1989 sold over 4 million copies in the U.S. alone in the first 4 months after its release. She earned a whopping $64 million in 2014, and her total net worth is estimated to be well over $200 million. 

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Craigslist Safe Selling Tips

Apr 17, 2015 in Tech. 0 Comment

Craigslist Safe Selling Tips

Craigslist is a convenient tool for selling and purchasing goods online. It has leveled the playing field by making classifieds postings free and easily accessible. However, the site has also gained an unfortunate reputation due to several infamous criminal activities that were launched directly from the service. This has resulted in several users avoiding a popular and extremely useful tool for doing business. Fortunately, it can be used safely with a little planning. Follow these tips to create a strategy for safe selling and buying on Craigslist.

A Wide Audience

As a premier global classified section, Craigslist receives over 50 billion monthly page views. It is one of the fastest ways to get your stuff sold. It is also a great place to scout for must-have items at a discounted price. With over 60 million people visiting the site from the U.S. alone, any Craigslist posting has the potential to get attention. This translates to an extremely useful platform for both buyers and sellers. Avoiding Craigslist may mean missing out on a huge potential customer base. While some have used the site for nefarious purposes, you don’t have to stay away from this treasure trove of customers to stay safe. To protect its users, Craigslist proposes a number of strategies when using the site. 

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Using Discounts to Drive Business

Apr 15, 2015 in Business/Finance. 0 Comment

Using Discounts to Drive Business

Everyone loves a great deal. Offering special deals and discounts is a great way to draw in new customers and strengthen ties with existing ones. When correctly facilitated, promotions can have a major impact on your business. There are also some drawbacks to these types of customer incentives. Learn more about the ins and outs of using discounts to drive your business. 

Avoid Pitfalls of Discounts

Before focusing on the positive effects of coupons and discounts, it’s important to take a look at some of the negatives. Reduced profit margins are the most obvious reason to avoid discounting prices. Whenever you cut prices, you risk changing the balance of profit. Selling a product or service for less that your original asking price will reduce the profit you make on each individual item. While there are benefits to discounting prices, it’s impossible to do so without considering the reality that getting the highest price possible for your products is generally the best option. 

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