Easy Ways To Make Money Over Spring Break

money makersIf your spring break doesn’t consist of a tropical vacation then this break from school is a great time to earn some extra money. Don’t sit around watching TV all day, instead take advantage of Money MindEd’s favorite easy money makers and earn some extra cash!

Babysit: This is a great opportunity to not only make some extra money but also take on a great deal of responsibility. If you do a good job your services will most likely be repeated again. Have your parents spread the word that you will be available to babysit over spring break or try posting flyers around town. With elementary schools on spring break as well chances are parents will be eager for a babysitter. Read more…

Interview Preparation: Common Questions & Common Mistakes

interviewPreparation is a critical factor to having a great interview and landing a job. Thinking about common questions and common mistakes beforehand will help you to be better prepared. Here are some tips from Money MindEd to help you be ready for your next interview!

Common Questions:

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First Impressions Are Everything

interview first impression

In a survey of 2,000 bosses, 33% claimed that they know within the first 90 seconds of an interview if they will hire the candidate or not. Statistics also show that 55% of an impact made when meeting a new person is based on how they dress and how they act.  A great first impression is therefore crucial for landing a job, follow Money MindEd’s tips to ensure that you make an awesome first impression at your next interview.

Be On Time: Being on time for an interview is truly the first impression a boss or hiring manager has of you. Ideally you should arrive at least 10 minutes early, allowing you time to relax and collect your thoughts. Read more…

Understanding Stocks and Bonds

stocks and bondsAs you learn about the basics of financing your future it is important to understand the opportunity for long-term investment in stocks and bonds. Corporations use stocks and bonds to raise money in order to grow their company.

What Is A Stock?

A stock is a type of investment that represents ownership in a company. Buying a share of a company allows you to become part owner of that company. As the company grows so does your investment and vice versa. Do your research and choose wisely before investing, stocks do not guarantee a certain amount to be paid back for your investment and not all companies grow. Read more…

The Difference Between Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans

Education savingsAs you learn about the different ways of financing your large investment in a college education you may hear the words subsidized and unsubsidized student loans. With the upcoming FAFSA deadline, it is important to learn the difference between the two before choosing which student loans to accept. Your eligibility for subsidized and unsubsidized student loans will be included in your financial aid award package. Read more…