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Parents, Butt Out of Your Kid’s Job Interview

Parents, Butt Out of Your Kid’s Job Interview

Note to parents: getting involved in your kid’s job search/interview process can do more harm than good. You could actually cost your kid the job of his or her dreams.

This was the upshot of a recent study by staffing firm OfficeTeam.

OfficeTeam recently surveyed senior managers on…

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Louisiana Floods Credit Unions Hit by Flooding

Louisiana Floods Credit Unions Hit by Flooding

The epic, 500-year floods that have slammed parts of Louisiana have caused at least 13 deaths and left tens of thousands of Louisianans homeless. They have also had an impact on many of the state’s credit unions.

According to a report from Peter Strozniak in CU Times, around…

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Credit Unions Increase Their Mortgage Activity

Credit Unions Increase Their Mortgage Activity

Credit unions offer some of the best deals on loans – including mortgages.

Phil Hall recently documented this success in National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Hall – citing data from Callahan & Associates – said that credit unions posted positive growth in their first mortgage portfolios in 33 states during the second quarter of…

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The Genetic Testing of Pets Will Soon Be Commonplace

The Genetic Testing of Pets Will Soon Be Commonplace

Using genetic testing to predict, and plan for, a pet’s healthcare will become more common as prices for the tests plunge. This will bring good things to pet care but it should also cause some concern.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, genetic testing will increasingly be used…

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A Tale of Closing Costs, Nationwide

A Tale of Closing Costs, Nationwide

Mortgage closing costs can vary greatly from one state to the next, just as they can vary from one mortgage lender to the next. This is an oft-overlooked part of the mortgage process — and it can cost consumers a lot of money.

A recent Bankrate report found that Hawaii…

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Good News: Americans Are Saving More for Retirement

Good News: Americans Are Saving More for Retirement

The number of Americans who say they are saving more for retirement in the current year vs the previous one is at the highest level in five years, according to a new survey from Bankrate.

Bankrate said that 31 million Americans are saving more this year.

In addition, fewer people…

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