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Learn how to save

Having the discipline to save money is a life-skill that pays off time and time again. Maybe you’ve already gotten into the habit of stashing away part of every paycheck to pay for continuing your education or other long-term expenses. If so, you are ahead of the game. Here are other ways to save money: If you’re in school or going back, buy or rent used textbooks—and sell back any books you no longer need. Never go grocery shopping when you’re hungry. Drink water. It’s usually free—and it’s better for…

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Is going back to school worth it?

Going back to school to boost your earnings potential is understandably scary, especially if you have all the financial obligations that typically go along with being an adult. But you’ll be far from alone if you take the plunge. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 7.5 million students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in 2020 were 25 or older. That’s nearly 40% of all college students. Whether it’s worth the leap financially depends on individual circumstances, but a 2019 study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New…

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THE 2020-21 ISSUE OF CAREER READY INDIANA IS HERE!

BE CAREER READY When it comes to careers, we’re all on our own path. Yet no matter how different our backgrounds and goals are, we’re all facing challenges. Education—at any age—can make all the difference. Now more than ever, education and training beyond high school is essential to securing and keeping a job that provides for you and your family. Whether you’re looking to start a new career path or advance in your current one, there are options for you. In Career Ready Indiana, you’ll find information on how to…

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NEVER TOO LATE FOR A NEW DIRECTION

Alwyn Lee wanted to earn her college degree so badly that she vowed she would do whatever it took. “I had started and stopped so many times,” she said. “I wanted to achieve it.” Earning that degree took a lot of work—no surprise—but it didn’t require student loans. And when Lee turns 50 in 2021, it will be as a college graduate without student debt. Lee’s decision to return to pursue her degree was not taken lightly. She was unable to work due to disability, had struggles with mental illness,…

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