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  • How to Make a Lot of Money With a Few Customers

    By jennifer jennifer on March 7, 2017
    Just because you don’t have a massive audience doesn’t mean you can’t monetize it.   I wear many professional hats, but one of my favorite ways to work with clients is to help them monetize their customers. And, while I work with some of the largest brands in the world, I derive a lot of personal satisfaction from smaller clients […]
  • Forget The Fancy Job Title — I Just Want The Money

    By jennifer jennifer on October 27, 2016
    I am negotiating a job offer with a good company in my city. I was starting to get antsy at my last job when the recruiter called me in September and told me about this opportunity.   I was in a full-time job but I was over it and ready for something new. This is a six-month contract that will […]
  • Filing for Student Financial Aid Starts Oct. 1

    By jennifer jennifer on September 14, 2016
    School may have just started but it’s time to start thinking about next year if your child will be in college.   That’s because the date you can begin to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is three months earlier this year — Oct. 1. The FAFSA is used by schools to determine eligibility for student […]
  • A college savings plan that could actually help parents

    By jennifer jennifer on June 17, 2016
    It was 20 years ago that Congress legislated “529” plans, tax-advantaged programs to encourage families to save for college. By most measures, the plans have been a blockbuster success, exploding to $250 billion in assets in more than 12 million accounts and helping parents mitigate the rise in tuition costs and fight the student-debt tsunami.   But even blockbusters can […]
  • Small changes can make big payoffs in graduation rates

    By jennifer jennifer on March 23, 2016
    Sometimes it pays for Washington officials to hear directly from the kinds of students they want to help. About a dozen students and recent graduates from minority-serving colleges visited the Education Department in Washington late last week to tell about their experiences and what they think helps and doesn’t help in the quest to get a college diploma. Among them […]
  • College Financial Aid Letters Just Got a Little Better

    By jennifer jennifer on March 17, 2016
    But families still need more information about each school’s true cost, critics say.   Starting this spring. it should be a little easier to figure out exactly how much you owe your college.   For the first time, all college financial aid offices are supposed to follow some basic rules for providing undergraduates and their parents with information about their […]


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