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Active Ways to Save on College Expenses

Many of us learned new ways of saving money by being more frugal in 2020, perhaps by cooking at home or postponing small luxuries. Those small savings can translate into impressive ways to save for your education, or a loved one’s.  FINANCIAL TIPS Fill out the FAFSA every year. Complete the FAFSA by April 15th before each new school year, regardless of your family’s financial status to see if you’re eligible to receive funds. The FAFSA helps you tap into federal, state and institutional grants and scholarships. Apply for scholarships…

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HOOSIERS, BUILD RESILIENCE

If COVID-19 threw your life a curve ball in 2020, you’re not alone. But even before the pandemic, most people had to face challenges. Changes in life conditions, such as marriage, children, relocation and exciting  career opportunities  can create a kind of happy havoc in our lives. Employment disruptions, divorce and chronic illnesses can present upheaval and stress. Building resilience in the face of life’s challenges and changes is key, according to Santiago Jaramillo, CEO of Emplify in Fishers, an Indiana-based software company and industry leader in data-driven employee analytics. From…

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“WE HAVE YOUR BACK SO YOU CAN MOVE FORWARD”

That’s the motto behind Indiana’s Rapid Recovery for a Better Future, a people- focused initiative to provide comprehensive resources and support for Hoosiers looking to start a new career, advance their education or skills, or seek basic financial help. The online hub YourNextStepIn.org is brought to you by the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, employers, policymakers and other key state and local partners. Through this one-stop service you can: Explore new careers as the economy resets. Looking for a new job? Indiana Career Connect can help with a complete toolkit—a job search…

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ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT, ALIVE AND WELL

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) offers free and low-cost information, special COVID-19 resources, management counseling and educational services to Indiana small business owners and potential entrepreneurs at isbdc.org. Many of Indiana’s communities and chambers of commerce also foster entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as the state’s network of coworking spaces. I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a number of years and after being laid off unexpectedly in 2015 I decided to try something different and invested my severance check into starting my own business. The Indiana Small…

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Free Online Skills Training Available To Hoosiers Through Rapid Recovery Initiative

New partnership with 180 Skills will enable 100,000 Hoosiers to quickly gain key workforce skills. A new partnership between the State of Indiana and 180 Skills will allow up to 100,000 Hoosiers to gain key workforce skills free of charge through an online library of courses. Individuals who enroll will have the opportunity to complete courses designed to improve general employability skills applicable across a range of job sectors or develop the foundational knowledge necessary to enter Indiana’s sizeable manufacturing industry. The 180 Skills partnership is part of Indiana’s “Rapid…

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