3 Tips for Building a Career Plan

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Kirsten Wellington didn’t know exactly what she wanted to do after she graduated from Georgetown University five years ago. She’d worked on Capitol Hill and for a U.S. Senate campaign in college, but wasn’t sure about a career in politics. “I realized my senior year that working on the Hill is a very slow-moving career. […]

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A New Graduate’s Guide To A Better Financial Life


Millions of Americans are expected to walk across the stage in college graduation ceremonies this summer. Once the photos are taken, the loved ones are thanked, and the dorm rooms are cleared, these newly minted graduates will be expected to be productive citizens in the “real world.” Unfortunately, many lack basic financial knowledge to thrive […]

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Company Culture, Graduation Speakers and the Entrepreneurial Spirit — Weekend Reads


CultureIQ: How Things Get Done at … CommonBond This deep dive into CommonBond culture looks at the company’s values and how they affect hiring as well as personal and business growth. CommonBond aims to build the leading values-driven financial services firm. “Many of the people at this company wouldn’t necessarily choose to work in financial services […]

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Meet the Students Who Are Graduating Because of Your Support

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Graduation season is upon us. It’s a special time for CommonBond. Some of our members, who will be future leaders in business, engineering, health care, law and science, are graduating. They all want to make an impact. And by choosing CommonBond as their lender, they’ve already made a difference. Why? Because for every loan we […]

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Which IRA Is Right for You?


When you’re ready to start saving for retirement, one of the first things you’ll need to do is figure out the best places to stash your cash. First, consider your employer’s retirement plan. That’s especially true if your employer offers matching contributions. “You really need to contribute enough to get that match,” says Shanda Sullivan, […]

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Financial Advice from Top Professors


Time to polish that apple. May is National Teacher Appreciation Month, which has been celebrated since 1985.  Great teachers have earned their time in the spotlight. Without their guidance, we would not be the people we are today. One of my favorite teachers was Craig Israelsen, who taught personal finance at the University of Missouri […]

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Social Impact, Fintech Revolution and Employee Benefits – Weekend Reads


Forbes: Weather-Proofing Small Farmers In India More than 100 million small farmers in India are living in poverty because they can’t protect their crops from bad weather and pests. Khetyi, winner of the 2016 CommonBond Social Impact Award, makes and distributes low-cost greenhouses that help farmers control temperature and humidity as well as shield crops […]

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And the Winner of the 2016 CommonBond Social Impact Award Is …


The competition to win the 3rd annual CommonBond Social Impact Award was intense, with over 100 applicants gunning for the award this year. Three of the nation’s top social entrepreneurs pitched their ventures to an expert panel of judges on Thursday, May 5th, at CommonBond’s SoHo office for a chance to win $10,000. The finalists […]

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