Personal Finance and Career
Student loans are kind of a mixed bag. College education is expensive; you graduate with a degree and student loan debt. Will you be able to get a job that pays enough to allow you to pay back that debt. The Class of 2016 Will Graduate With an Average of $37,172 in Debt.
The best paying jobs are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). In fact, the top 25 skills are almost all tech and data related. America needs more scientists and tech grads. LinkedIn analyzed the most popular skills mentioned in job postings around the world. Here are the top five in the U.S.:
1. Cloud computing
2. Data mining
3. Mobile development
4. Network security
5. Middleware and integration software
source: CNN Money
Top 10 Entry Level Tech Companies:
Click here to see how much they are each paying.
Ad space on you – I remember when the dot com boom started, people were selling ad space on their cars. How about ad space on you. Maybe if you are an Olympic track star like Nick Symmonds. A 9-inch space on Symmonds’ should just sold on ebay for $21,800. The winning bidder on eBay was T-Mobile CEO John Legere. The tattoo is temporary.
Need a new credit card? I am always interesting the latest offers. Here’s one from Barclay courtesy of our friends at Money Under 30. It has nice perks:
- Get a $100 cash rewards bonus after you spend $500 in purchases in the first 90 days after account opening
- Earn unlimited 1.5% cash rewards on every purchase
- Every time you redeem, get a 5% cash rewards redemption bonus to use toward your next redemption
Real Estate and Retirement
Nice, uplifting story about how a 25 year old bought her house in Cleveland, OH. She earns an ordinary salary and is planning for her future.