6 Secrets to Staying Happy at Work

6 Secrets to Staying Happy at Work

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A lot of us love our jobs — at first. But as time goes on, it’s natural to be less and less happy.

“Performing the same tasks repeatedly can become boring and too routine, or an increased workload can affect job satisfaction, causing too much stress and burn out,” explains career coach Hallie Crawford. But that doesn’t mean we still shouldn’t seek happiness at the office.

4 Reasons For Paying Student Loans During the Grace Period

4 Reasons For Paying Student Loans During the Grace Period

After graduation — or if your college status as a student drops below half-time — your federal student loans will enter what’s called a “grace period.” During this time, which usually lasts six months, you don’t have to make payments on your student loans.

While this grace period may leave you breathing a sigh of relief, you might want to think twice about not making some sort of payment on your student loans. In many cases, there are reasons it could actually be a very good idea to start repayment right away, even if only a small amount.

Before You Apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Check Out These 4 Surprising Requirements

Before You Apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Check Out These 4 Surprising Requirements

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is the holy grail for paying off federal student loans. Offering complete and tax-free forgiveness of remaining federal student loan balances after 10 years, it’s hard to find a better deal out there than PSLF.

For workers saddled with federal student loan debt while working in lower-paying public service or nonprofit sector jobs, PSLF can be worth thousands of dollars. Planning to work for employers who would qualify someone for Public Service Loan Forgiveness can be a smart move for people who know they want a career in public service.

Most College Students Spend Loan Money on Summer Expenses: Survey

Most College Students Spend Loan Money on Summer Expenses: Survey

Once you head off to college, your summer breaks might not be the carefree times you remember from childhood. Instead, there’s a good chance you’ll use your “vacation” to make money, complete internships or take classes.

Plus, you might be supporting yourself financially, a reality that’s led many students to use loan money to pay for regular living expenses during the summer. We took a closer look at how college students are using their loan funds over the summer break. Here’s what we uncovered.