Interest rates are down, and the desire to refinance existing debt is up. Especially student loans. The past few years have seen a swarm of companies come on the scene with the purpose of helping facilitate the refinancing of student debt. A swarm of new companies means an avalanche of advertising. Like all good advertising, they make it seem like you're missing out by not using their services.Read More
The North Star Blog
The 2nd post on my series for recent SLP grads!
Transitioning from college to career, these tips can help you evaluate opportunities coming your way.Read More
Part 1 of 2 posts focusing on recent SLP graduates starting their careers!
Congratulations! You’re the owner of a newly minted degree giving you access to a great career in speech and hearing sciences. Now what? The transition from college to a full-time career is exciting, a bit liberating and often overwhelming. Let’s talk about two financial areas where you should focus your attention as you job hunt this summer. Read more.Read More
Rising costs, new laws, old laws, and complexity of coverage. It's no wonder that health insurance and its potential effect on personal finances is lurking on the edge of many people's consciousness. The good news is there are some options that can help put some control back into your hands.Read More
My first guest post to the ASHA Leader blog!
If your employer provides a pension, be happy. A pension provides a powerful retirement tool in your arsenal. The jovial folks at the Department of Labor and National Association of State Retirement Administrators estimate 85 percent of state and local government employees participate in a defined benefit pension. I’m looking at you, public school clinicians. If you work at a federally operated hospital (like a Veterans Affairs facility) or institution, this applies to you, too. Even many nongovernment-operated hospitals offer pensions.