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This Is A Stick-up. Gimme Your Financial Aid

Performance artist Carvens Lissaint robs to get his financial aid…well, he does so verbally anyway.  His TedYouth video below is inspiring in just how desperate students are for financial aid and how important financial aid is for students. One of the most stirring lines in this entire video is when he said, “My ancestors did sit-in just[…]

Five Things You Need To Know About Obamacare

NBC News interviewed Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Jean Chatzsky about the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare and some of the most important aspects of this new law that you need to know. The ladies cover the five important aspects of this new law those most people are confused about:

  • Who has to buy into the exchanges.
  • You have until December 15 to sign up in order to obtain coverage on January 1. You have until May of next year to sign up.
  • Pre-existing conditions will be covered and in fact medical companies can no longer deny coverage due to a preexisting condition.
  • Preventative care is now covered at all levels of coverage
  • The cost of coverage […]
Are Women Sabotaging Their Own Careers?

Are Women Sabotaging Their Own Careers?

I hope that you’ve heard about this “controversy” that was started by Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook and a Director at Disney, who wrote the book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. The basic premise of the book is that women are to blame for their lack of career advancement. According to Sheryl, women are their own worst enemies when it comes to their careers because we don’t “lean forward.” I liken that to saying that we are not assertive.

Watch the video below and come back for a discussion. […]

Debt Collectors Use Manti Te’o Social Media Tactics

The always funny, always entertaining Dominique Brown, CEO of DNB Financial Planning and the person behind the blog, Your Finances Simplified makes very witty videos related to personal finance. I couldn’t help but share his video on how some debt collectors are reaching out to people via social media, essentially fooling people the same way[…]