Weekend Reads: Negotiating, Happiness, and Hobbies

Weekend Reads Negotiating, Happiness, and Hobbies

Forbes: Use These 16 Irrefutable Negotiation Tactics To Get What You Deserve Negotiations are a crucial part of your career and your life, and this list of techniques will help you become a pro. Don’t worry about what’s fair, make the first offer, and 14 other tactics will help you get what you want – [...]

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A Training Ground for Social Entrepreneurship: My MBA Summer Internship

Aria Florant (right) with 2015 CommonBond Social Impact Award winner Sindhura Sarikonda at our August 5th Spark Tank event.

This is the first in a series of five blog posts written by CommonBond’s Summer 2015 interns. “I know that’s what the degree is going to end up costing, but it’s a terrible thing to think about right now. I don’t like thinking about money. Ugh. I’m going to throw up. I’m going to be [...]

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Weekend Reads: Time Management, Debt, and Success

Weekend Reads Time Management, Debt, and Success

Entrepreneur: Create a ’26-Hour Day’ With This Simple Strategy Have you ever applied the law of diminishing returns to your time? If not, it’s time to read this article. John Brubaker explains how reevaluating the way you manage your time by listing out the activities you need to get done will help you work smarter [...]

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Weekend Reads: Productivity, Financial Myths, and Vacation

Weekend Reads: Productivity, Financial Myths, and Vacation

Inc: Learn This In 10 Minutes And Be More Productive For Life You’ll become more productive if you adopt just one of these 10 different strategies, and you can learn each productivity hack in less than 10 minutes. Ranging from improving your average productivity level to tripling your reading speed, we’re sure this list has [...]

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How Will Federal Interest Rates Affect my Student Loans?

Federal Reserve Interest Rates Hike

There has been a lot of talk in the media about the expected Federal Reserve interest rate increase. Nobody is sure when it is going to happen or how quickly it will go up, but experts seem to agree that interest rates will increase soon. How will this affect my student loan interest rate? To [...]

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Free Excel Tool to Compare Your Student Loan Costs

Student Loan MBA Savings Calculator

We know there are many variables to consider when you’re comparing different student loan options: monthly payment amount, total costs, etc. That’s why we put together a user-friendly, free Microsoft Excel calculator to help you figure out which loan is right for you, based on pretty much whatever financial criteria you want to evaluate against. [...]

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2015 CommonBond Social Impact Award: 3 MBAs. 1 Winner. $10,000.

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Over 100 people gathered at Projective Space in New York City on Wednesday, August 5th in celebration of the second-annual CommonBond Social Impact Award, which honors the nation’s top MBA social entrepreneur. During our nomination period last month, we received over 600 nominations, and from those, selected three finalists to join us in New York [...]

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7 Ways Fintech is Changing the Way You Use Money

Fintech Money

Around the world, investment in fintech topped $12 billion in 2014, tripling the investment from 2013 and signaling a true shift in investor and consumer sentiment –by the numbers, it’s clear that fintech is here to stay. How are new financial services platforms powering a better money management experience for users? Here are a few companies [...]

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