Your Must-Read Money Stories of the Week: What College Admissions Officers Really Look At

Your Must-Read Money Stories of the Week: What College Admissions Officers Really Look At

We’ve scoured the web to bring you our favorite and most useful money-related articles of the week. We read everything, so you don’t have to!

So your teen has submitted her stellar college essays, transcripts and recommendation letters. That should be enough to get her into her dream school, right? Not so fast! Here are the hidden factors an admissions office takes into consideration before making an offer. 10 Things The College Admissions Office Won’t Tell You — MarketWatch

You've probably already started your list of ways to improve your health and wealth in 2016—but what about your career? From jotting down your dream companies to compiling potential mentors, these lists can help put your profession on the fast track in the new year. 16 Career-Boosting Lists to Make in 2016 — The Muse

Even if they bring in decent salaries, research shows one-third of Americans still live paycheck-to-paycheck. Here are some of the financial faux pas that may be contributing to a hand-to-mouth culture. 7 Most Common Money Mistakes When You’re Living Paycheck to Paycheck — GoBankingRates

When January rolls around, you're typically ready to go full throttle to accomplish those New Year's resolutions. But if your passion often wanes come February, you may need a little helping hand. Whatever your resolutions are, there's likely an app to help you keep the momentum going—all year long. 10 Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions — Mic

Thinking of making a big move this year because you've been dreaming of wide open spaces? Before you decide where to call home, here's some intel on which areas of the country have been attracting residents, which regions have been losing them, and why. (Hint: The South is experiencing a comeback.) The States People Really Want to Move to — and Those They Don’t — The Washington Post

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