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Here's how $50,000 in student debt becomes nearly $100,000

Here's how $50,000 in student debt becomes nearly $100,000

Finance
How much people borrow to attend college can become just a small share of what they wind up owing. Currently, fewer than a quarter of student loan borrowers are repaying their principal, or the amount they originally took out, according to recent remarks made by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a conference on financial aid. That's because their monthly payments are just going to the interest accumulating on their debt or they're not paying anything right now. In the meantime, their debt is likely growing. ...
Amazon's 2 new headquarters will need bodies to fill 50,000 high paying jobs: Here's how to land one

Amazon's 2 new headquarters will need bodies to fill 50,000 high paying jobs: Here's how to land one

Finance
Amazon will soon have more than 50,000 jobs to fill. The company announced this month it will open two new headquarters, one in New York City, and the other in northern Virginia, and that the average salary will be more than $ 150,000. Wondering if you could be a contender? CNBC talked with former recruiters at the e-commerce giant about what candidates should expect. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they're bound by agreements not to speak publicly about their time at the company. ...
It's National Donut Day! Here's How to Celebrate in a Healthy Way

It's National Donut Day! Here's How to Celebrate in a Healthy Way

Health
If you haven't heard the news, let us do your tastebuds a favor: It's one of two–yes, two!–National Donut Days! While many chains like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts offer free donuts for customers on the June version of the holiday, we're not above celebrating this tasty "holiday" twice. Before you indulge, brush up on this “indulge smarter” advice:RELATED: 5 Decadent (Healthy!) Chocolate Recipes Skip the novelty donuts Sometimes, being basic is a good thing: Less-adorned donuts will (usually) be lower in calories. (Not so surprising, perhaps, but s...
Here's what you need to do to successfully build a business

Here's what you need to do to successfully build a business

Finance
If you want to start your own business, you need two things: conviction that you're solving a problem and the belief that you are going to solve it better than anyone else. That is according to Elliot Weissbluth, who founded wealth management firm HighTower Advisors in 2008. Beyond that, there are a couple of other key points you need to keep in mind. More from Straight Talk: How investors can save the world, one dollar at a time How to handle gaps in health insurance coverage Here's how blockchain will fit into your life in 10 years ...
As a voodoo-practicing advisor is convicted, here's how to avoid the nightmare of bad money advice

As a voodoo-practicing advisor is convicted, here's how to avoid the nightmare of bad money advice

Finance
We've all heard of voodoo economics, but voodoo investing? Noted Washington, D.C.-area radio personality and former financial advisor Dawn Bennett was convicted earlier this week of fraud, found to have bilked 46 listeners, advisory clients and friends who trusted her out of some $ 20 million in a Ponzi scheme. Prosecutors say she used voodoo in an otherworldly attempt to escape justice. Founder and CEO of Bennett Group Financial Services (now a defunct firm) and the host of weekly radio program "Financial Myth Busting with Dawn Bennett," Bennett reportedly used investor money to pay Hindu priests in India for ceremonies to w...