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Forget relying on the beleaguered school counselor. For the best chance at college aid, consider hiring a scholarship master.

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We break down the difference between the two designatons—and what to do if you think you’re being misclassified.

Unemployed? 9 Dos and Don’ts of Getting Laid Off

We spoke to experts to find out key unemployment don'ts you can avoid, and dos to get you on the right career track.

Do I Qualify for Unemployment? How to Tell If You're Eligible

Being out of a job is never easy, but unemployment benefits can make lean times less stressful.

Smarting From a Shrunken Paycheck? 5 Tips to Soften the Blow

The expired payroll tax cut means all our paychecks just got a bit smaller. Here's how to manage on a tighter budget.

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Negotiating 101

Ready to get your next pay raise? Here's how to increase your earning potential like a professional--because that's what you are.

10 Things You're Embarrassed to Ask About Negotiating

No need to be scared of negotiating! We answer all your questions so you can get the salary you deserve.

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I Want to Fill Out My W-4 Withholding Form

Correctly fill out your withholding form so that, come April, you'll be in an ideal situation: You won't owe a lot in taxes, nor get a big refund.

I Want to Get Set Up at My New Job

Start your new job off on the right foot. Learn how best to set up your direct deposit, handle your benefits and more.

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