Your Must-Read Money Stories of the Week: 25 Skills That Could Hurt Your Job Prospects

Your Must-Read Money Stories of the Week: 25 Skills That Could Hurt Your Job Prospects

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!

The cliché that "less is more" might actually be true when it comes to your résumé, according to a new analysis by Money and Including certain skills on your CV may not only hurt your chances of hearing back from a potential employer, but they may also correlate with lower pay. Here are the terms to avoid. 25 Job Skills to Leave Off Your Resume — Money

Overtime pay may soon be available to millions more Americans under a new rule issued by the Labor Department this week. Starting December 1, salaried workers earning up to $47,476 a year (more than twice the current salary threshold) may be eligible to receive time-and-a-half pay after they work 40 hours in a week. But not everyone's happy about the changes. White House Increases Overtime Eligibility by Millions — The New York Times

You no longer have to be a millionaire to invest in the next Facebook, now that Title III of the Jobs Act has gone into effect. Previously, only high-net-worth investors were eligible to buy shares in startups, but the rule opens the doors to those with lower incomes—giving ordinary Americans another investment option to add to their mix. This is the Biggest Change to Hit Start-Up Investing in Years — CNBC

Cringe-worthy hairstyles, questionable fashion choices, ill-fated relationships—we all have a regret or two. And as it turns out, the majority of Americans also have serious financial regrets, per a recent Bankrate survey. Find out which money missteps top the list. Survey: Most Americans Have Financial Regrets, Particularly About Saving — Bankrate

Tuition prices sending you into sticker shock? Don’t rule out that school just yet. New numbers show that private colleges offered tuition discounts of about 49% for full-time freshman this past academic year—the highest level on record. Here's what that means for students and their schools. With Private College Discounts, the Average Freshman Now Pays Nearly Half Price — The Washington Post


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