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...