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20 Careers You Can Pursue with an English Literature Degree

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A degree in English literature can open numerous doors for you – unlike popular belief. Indeed, there’s a long list of transferable skills that English literature graduates can boast to potential employers, including sharp analytical and research skills, tactful communication, as well as independence. So, if you’re tired of being asked the same old questions by your relatives (think: ‘Are you going to be a teacher?’ and ‘What exactly can you do with an English degree?’) and you’re still not sure what profession to follow after university, you’ve come to the right place for inspiration. Here are 20 careers you
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How to Cope with Anxiety about Returning to Work

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As lockdown restrictions are lifted across the world, many of us have been forced back into the working world, and for some, this may be the scariest part of all. Adapting to any change can be difficult but being thrown into the deep end and facing the chance of catching coronavirus is a hard thought to get over. So, if you’re anything like myself – and the rest of the world – you’re going to have a heart-wrenching feeling about returning to the workplace. So, to help you relieve some of your anxiety, we consulted experts to weigh in on
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M1 Finance vs. Betterment – Which Is Best for Money Management?

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The retail investing industry has changed dramatically since the turn of the 21st century. One of the biggest shifts is due to the rise of low-cost robo-advisors, which empower nonexpert investors to craft and manage semi- or fully customized portfolios that are mainly automated, requiring minimal input.Even as the differences between robo-advisors and traditional human advisors become sharper, the concurrent rise of commission-free self-directed trading platforms has been a boon for retail investors who prefer hands-on management and making every buying and selling decision for themselves.M1 Finance, a leading money management platform for investors and borrowers, appeals to both types of investors. Betterment,
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How to Become an Executive

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One day, you are a mail clerk in the basement of a large corporation holding on to your red stapler. The next day, you are the chief executive officer of the company and striking multi-million-dollar. How times can change in a blink of an eye; as Alvy Singer said in Annie Hall, ‘If life were only like that.’  Becoming an executive is a multi-faceted process that requires blood, sweat and tears, whether it is through a job search or navigating your way through a private enterprise. Whether you want to be a chief executive officer, a chief happiness officer or a chief operating
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IF/THEN Collection of Images of Women in STEM Launches

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Need a picture of a scientist? How about a mathematician? Great news: You can show a real woman in those roles. Thanks to Lyda Hill Philanthropies, journalists, teachers, and museum curators will no longer have to rely on stock imagery largely depicting men doing those jobs. Last week, the organization announced the launch of the world's largest (free) digital library of images and videos focused on women in STEM. The resource is a part of the IF/THEN Initiative, which seeks to inspire young girls to pursue STEM careers and educate themselves on the culture of women in STEM, according to
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Types of Tax-Advantaged Accounts for Retirement, Education & Healthcare

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A 2019 report by the Tax Foundation found that the average U.S. wage earner pays 29.6% of their income in taxes, amounting to $17,597 per year. That does not include local or state income taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, excise taxes, inheritance taxes, sin taxes, tolls, fees, and the many other ways that governments skim money from you.I don’t know about you, but I could use an extra $17,597 per year.Luckily, it turns out that taxes aren’t quite as inescapable as death after all. Savvy taxpayers can deeply slash their tax bill through a range of tax-sheltered accounts and other tax
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15 Tips to Move up the Career Ladder

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As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Have you been stuck in the same position for too long? Are your colleagues climbing the career ladder to better salaries, responsibilities and authority, while you’re left behind doing the same tasks? If you’re nodding in agreement, don’t simply assume that you’re next in line for a promotion. You’ll need to prove that you have the skills needed to take on more responsibility. So, if you’re happy with your company and are keen to get promoted, we’ll walk you through the steps that you need to take to impress your manager
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12 Ways to Increase Rental Income From Your Vacation Home

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Bought a vacation rental and wondering how to maximize your income from it?First and foremost, shift into the mindset of an entrepreneur in the hospitality industry. You’re a businessperson now, and you need to think like one. In particular, focus on creating a strong product, marketing it, and building efficient business processes.Vacation rental properties rarely offer truly passive income. Even if you outsource the property management, you still need to manage the manager. Instead, think of your vacation rental property as a side business you operate in addition to your full-time job.Once you start approaching your vacation rental as a hospitality
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The 20 Most Influential People in the World

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Who have you looked up to that has played an integral role in your career? This person could be a superstar athlete, a politician who influenced society or an activist who has challenged the establishment one way or another. In today’s world, it might seem like nobody is genuine anymore, and everything is corrupt. However, with a little bit of digging – at home or abroad – you can find people with remarkable achievements trying to better the planet. Everyone needs a good old success story once in a while to elevate our spirits, particularly in this day and age. We have
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5 Best Consumer Staples Stocks to Buy in 2020

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If you want to follow in the footsteps of investment moguls like Warren Buffett, one key place you should look to invest your money is consumer staples. In fact, according to The Motley Fool, about 14.9% of the billionaire’s holdings are in consumer staples stocks. That includes familiar names such as Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz, and Procter & Gamble, according to U.S. News & World Report.Buffett sees that the minimal volatility and well-charted returns make consumer staples hard to ignore. If you’re curious to see for yourself, consider these top stocks.Pro tip: You can earn up to a $725 bonus when you
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