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Students Blog2019-07-31T09:01:40-05:00

7 Smart Uses For That Tax Refund Money

Special thanks to Chris Haymon for contributing this post as our featured guest author of the month! Chris Haymon runs Adulting Digest, a website that educates exclusively on the topic of financial literacy, which is one of LifePlan Labs’ core pillars in our curriculum. In alignment to our organization, he is also dedicated to increasing awareness on practical financial literacy topics to help […]

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Women Leaders: Strategies to Grow

, Students BlogSpecial thanks to Gloria Martinez for contributing this post as our featured guest author of the month! Gloria Martinez runs WomenLed, a group that celebrates women leaders and women’s achievements in the workplace and is dedicated to increasing the number of women-led corporations, organizations, and small businesses.  It is her aim to help increase the number […]

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Why You Might Want to Change Your College Major

ESTIMATED READ TIME: 3 MINUTES, 51 SECONDS

When choosing a college major, or area of study, many students consider several common factors.  For some, the amount of money they will earn is important.  Have you heard any of your friends talk about wanting to be a doctor, a lawyer, or a software developer?  These are careers that can pay well.  For […]

Why Some New College Grads Earn a Bad Reputation at Their New Job

When you graduate from college, you are entitled to have a little pride in that accomplishment.  After all, while approximately 88% of the population graduates from high school, only 1/3 of the adult population reports holding a bachelor’s degree or higher.  Earning that college degree means that you have been successful working your life plan.  You had a goal, you took action to […]

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You Earned Your Degree and Got a Job, Now What?

As you don your cap and gown and walk across that graduation stage, you are taking the first steps in the next phase of your life’s journey.  Wait—did I say first steps?  Next phase?

Did you think that on graduation day your work was over?  Hopefully, not, but you might be tempted to feel that way.  After all, you have been climbing a steep hill to […]

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Failure Is Not Your Cue to Quit

ESTIMATED READ TIME: 6 MINUTES, 13 SECONDS

As you think about finishing high school and applying to college, there may be one scary factor lurking in your mind . . . failure.  What if I don’t get into the college of my choice?  What if my grades aren’t good enough?  What if I don’t major in the right thing to find […]

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Your Vision: An Essential Catalyst to Success

ESTIMATED READ TIME: 4 MINUTES, 32 SECONDS

When you think about your future, what do you see?  Do you see yourself graduating from high school?  Do you see yourself going to college, and is it a large school or small school?  Are you staying close to home or moving away?  Do you think about your career and what you would like to […]

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How to Find Your Success Needle in Life’s Haystack

ESTIMATED READ TIME: 3 MINUTES, 58 SECONDS

You’ve heard the saying “it’s like finding a needle in a haystack.”  What that means is that something is difficult to find—like a small, silver sewing needle that has fallen into a large stack of hay or straw.  You could sift through for hours and still never find the needle.  But, what if you had […]

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F.A.S.T. Day 4: Your Inner Circle Can Make or Break Your Success

ESTIMATED READ TIME: 4 MINUTES, 51 SECONDS

My grandmother used to tell me this old saying, “You lay down with dogs, and you get up with fleas.”  I always laughed about it, and I was not exactly sure what she was trying to say.  After all, I wasn’t planning to lay down anywhere that a dog had been, and I surely didn’t […]