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    You came, you studied, you borrowed. Now what?

    August 7, 20160 Comments

    07/08/2016 – It used to be that the US took the spotlight when it came to the burden of student loans. But in recent years, other countries have made changes to their university loan systems — or methods of repayment — and now people all over the world face the...

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    Yes, you can retire at 50 – here’s how

    June 27, 20160 Comments

    27/06/2016 – Eight years ago, Judy Freedman’s husband died just before her 50th birthday. Within the next year, her two children moved out of the house for university and work. With so many big changes, Freedman decided it was time to take a good look at her life as a...

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    Till death – or financial discord – parts you

    April 4, 20160 Comments

    04/04/2016 – When Lana Axelrod and Alan Perlman got married in 2014, they were happy to merge their finances. “We have a similar approach to money management, our values are aligned, and we feel that marriage means everything is shared,” said Axelrod, 33, who lives in New York City. To...

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    It’s your dream job, but the pay is a nightmare

    December 13, 20150 Comments

    13/12/2015 – Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? An astronaut, a ballerina, a firefighter? And did you decide instead to become an accountant, lawyer or banker? If you had to do it again over, would you? The encouraging news, according to a global LinkedIn...

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    Could you afford to be a stay-at-home parent?

    November 2, 20150 Comments

    02/11/2015 – When she was 29 years old, Debra Cohen left a successful career at an aviation magazine to look after her first daughter. “It was the best decision I ever made,” said Cohen, who is now 48 and lives in New York. She was thrilled to be a stay-at-home...

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    Having a baby in your 40s or later? Consider this

    April 20, 20150 Comments

    20/04/2015 – Pregnant at 65…with quadruplets? It’s not out of the realm of possibility. If all goes well, Germany’s Annegret Raunigk will be the oldest woman to give birth to quads. Still, having children at 60 is unusual. Kids past 40, however, is becoming more common. When Gregory Gardner’s son,...

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    How to go back to school at 40

    April 6, 20150 Comments

    How to go back to school at 40   06/04/2015 – Registered nurse Colleen Cunningham was at a crossroads. Though the 46-year-old had been a nurse for two decades, liked her colleagues and had a good reputation, she felt that she’d exhausted the role. “I really just wanted to expand...

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    Getting back to life after death

    March 9, 20150 Comments

    Getting back to life after death   09/03/2015 – Seven-and-a-half years ago, Kristen Brown’s husband died of a heart attack at age 30. “He had just been given a clean bill of health and was a former college athlete,” said Brown, now 38, who lives in Minnesota in the US...

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    Think you have a tough gig? Try life as a single parent

    November 17, 20140 Comments

    17/11/2014 – Before her divorce five years ago, Lisa Flowers worked only one job. Now, as the single parent of an 8-year-old boy, she works four to make ends meet — as a manager at a nonprofit law firm, an instructor at a local college, a social-media strategist, and as...