Leah Konen

Leah Konen

Recent Stories By Leah Konen:

  • High School Diploma: Ticket to NowhereOctober 18, 2012

    After graduating from a large, private high school in Fairfax, Virginia in 1998, Laura Cruz, now 32, enrolled in the University of South Carolina, but dropped out after only four weeks. She says she...

  • Temp Jobs: 3 Workers Say What It’s Really Like August 17, 2012

    You’ve heard the news about jobs: Things seem to be getting a little better. According to the most recent report, 163,000 new jobs were added in July, and the unemployment rate held fairly steady,...

  • 9 Desperate Money Measures Airlines Are TakingJuly 19, 2012

    Imagine if your employer told you to lose a few pounds — not for health reasons — but to increase the company’s bottom line. Sound crazy? If you are a Ryanair employee, it would be just another...

  • A New Way to Beat the High Cost of CollegeJuly 11, 2012

    Can college really be as cheap as phone and cable bills? That’s what University Now, a new online education platform, is promising. Launched in March of this year, University Now is a for-profit...

  • 7 U.S. Cities with the Biggest Bang for Your BuckJune 26, 2012

    “Go where the jobs are” may be considered sound business and financial advice in the current economy, but what if “where those jobs are” costs more than twice the national average to live? In the New...

  • Celebrity Cars: The Ultimate Collector’s ItemJune 2, 2012

    Forget signed headshots or T-shirts: For true fans (or at least the wealthy ones) the standard memento just won’t do. They want the real deal, their idol’s car, and they’re willing to shell out...

  • How Well Can You Live on Minimum Wage?April 5, 2012

    Raise it? Don’t raise it? The state of the minimum wage has long been a hot-button political issue, but in a struggling economy, an election year, and with many states proposing changes...

  • The 10 Best Cities for Middle-Aged Workers to Find JobsMarch 15, 2012

    We’d like to think of middle age as a time of comfort and stability, but for many Americans, that’s simply not the case. While the U.S. economic outlook has certainly improved in recent...

  • The 10 Best Cities for Young People to Find JobsJanuary 12, 2012

    For recent college grads, the future may seem bleak. In 2010, employment among young adults was at the lowest rate since World War II. The average college graduate carries more than $25,000...

  • A Spoiled Kids’ Christmas Story: 10 Priciest ToysDecember 9, 2011

    One thing that’s recession-proof? Toys. Although disposable income has decreased greatly in the past year—the average American has $1,315 less per year to spend on extras than he or she did...

  • 9 Hot Blue Collar Jobs (That Are Getting Hotter)November 22, 2011

    Even with student debt reaching $1 trillion, high school graduates are still seeking out traditional degrees in record numbers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 68 percent of the high...

  • Take Your Recession Job and Shove ItSeptember 27, 2011

    In 2007, Ashley Gordon was nearing graduation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and had no idea what she was going to do. With a double major in math and biology, she planned to move...

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