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October 2017

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Saving even while a student

By Veronica Graff For most, college is about embracing bankruptcy and finding peace within the fact that you’re simply broke – that was quite the wake-up call. Spending money is like gaining weight, it’s definitely noticeable, and the proof is in your bank account, but for some reason you don’t make the connection that those smoothies or juice cleanses and even those shoes that you had to ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: From student to adult (gulp!)

By Sydney Maki College is hard on your bank account. The fiscal responsibilities you’ll have after graduation hit even harder. This summer was my last as a student, and as financial aid dispersal season loomed close, I wondered what my life could look like in another 12 months. No more would I be able to craft a formula of savings and paychecks minus rent, utilities, textbooks and groceries ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Savvy parents lead by example

By Mitchell Atencio When I was 10-years-old my family and I moved into a new house. We moved from a medium-sized suburban house in Chandler, Arizona to a custom home in south Gilbert. First off, I recognize the privilege in this, I wouldn’t feel right writing this if I didn’t acknowledge that. But, that’s not the point of this. The point is finances and saving and the lessons learned. While ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: New city and new budget

By Kara Carlson Over the summer I had the opportunity to intern in Seattle, and explore a new city I had no familiarity with. Living in a new, big, and expensive city all summer completely on my own made me really see money and budgeting in a new way. Being in a new city, I naturally wanted to take in as much of the sites, tourist attractions, local food and of course Seattle coffee as possible. ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Early credit training pays off

By Joe Gilmore I learned at a very young age how important credit is. My parents opened up a bank account for me when I was still in elementary school or junior high. I got my first credit card in high school. Since then, I have been using it to build up my credit score so that when I need to take a loan the interest rate will be acceptable. I have a lot of friends whose credit scores are in the ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Tackling student loans and credit

By Jimmie Jackson For a first-time college student, it can be hard to figure everything out financially. You have to fill out the FAFSA in order to be offered scholarship, loan, or grant options. I filled out the FAFSA for my first year of undergrad at the University of Illinois. This was my first time having to know all about interest rates and such. At the time I qualified for subsidized loans ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Bargaining in Thailand

By Gabriel Sandler “Two paintings for 1200 baht” “I can’t do 1200, you have to go lower than that.” In a small art booth in Chiang Mai, Thailand, as it rained outside and my friends wandered away down the market street, I decided to stay and haggle. This is how I started. I wanted two paintings: one blue and black, an ethereal river town at night, the other black and orange and yellow, ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Saving in school, saving on your own

By Ethan Millman Over the past few years as a college student, like almost any other student, I’ve had to become more frugal. As a first semester freshman, I didn’t hesitate to go to every dinner, movie or other social event to attempt to solidify the friendships I’d always heard would be the most important of my life. And for the first few months of college, I lived like this with ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: The little things add up

By Courtney Beesch My first set of consistent paychecks began when I was 15-years-old, working as a hostess for a local food joint. After finishing my school day, I’d wipe down menus, seat families, and make sure there were enough crayons for children accompanying their parents. I didn’t need the extra cash, but I felt a sense of pride in knowing that the money I did spend came from my own pocket. Back ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Still a lot to learn about money

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit I thought long about how I could best illustrate the impact of money or finances in my life. I thought I might write about financial hardship, about paychecks getting stuck in the mail, or stipends getting delayed, and having to eat bread and peanut butter for a week. I thought I might write about moving to Washington, D.C. for a semester, where food is more expensive ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Money’s Pros and Cons

By Andrew Wei This summer I got a speeding ticket. I wasn’t going as fast as they said I was but I guess everyone says that. Without a doubt, it was a new experience. I’ve been pulled over before, but I don’t think anybody gets used to seeing the red and blue lights flicker on behind them. This was about the middle of June. I figured I should be able to take care of things like this by ...[Read More]
Thursday, October 5th, 2017

College Connect: Saving is NOT over-rated

By Andres Guerra Luz Some people have to live paycheck-to-paycheck, but for me, I did it because I was dumb. It was my freshman year of college and I was a student worker at Arizona State University, where I study journalism. At my job, pay was good. It came every two weeks, so I had to make sure not to blow my whole paycheck in one week. In hindsight though, I realized I should have extended ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

College Connect: Starting a mortgage while in college

By Erdenetungalag Erdenekhuyag I am a student at University of Missouri who already have a mortgage. A home is typically the largest purchase for almost every student. The average home sale price in the U.S. is more than $300,000, according to the recent research conducted by St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. That's a lot of money for anyone, but especially for someone who may be paying for college ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

College Connect: How to avoid from the exchange rate stress

By Erdenetungalag Erdenekhuyag This is my second year at University of Missouri (MU) and I am from Mongolia where one US dollar equals to 2500 tugrug, the Mongolian national currency. Since I came to the US, just in a year, the Mongolian Tugrug depreciated in value by 17 percent relative to the US dollar. This means all my costs here increased while my parent’s income remains unchanged in Mongolian ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Reporter at Harrison Scott Publications

Job Description: Ambitious journalist needed to cover the financial and real estate markets for a long-standing newsletter publisher. Candidate should have at least three years experience with a passion for scoops and developing great sources, although a track record covering those markets is not a prerequisite. Job Qualifications: At least three years daily reporting experience. How to Apply: Send ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

College Connect: Saving money on things of short-term value

By Abby Ivory-Ganja College students buy a lot of stuff – and often they don’t use it very long. You might need something for the dorm, but different for an apartment. Tastes (and fads) change. We've all bought something and then kind of regretted it. Whether it's a book or piece of clothing, you aren't getting full value from the item anymore. There are a few ways I've found to recover some ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

College Connect: Students can save money while eating out

By Abby Ivory-Ganja As a college student, it’stempting to eat out. In fact, some near-campus restaurants take our student meal charge, so it’s even encouraged. If you aren't careful, you'll end up spending more than you realize on food. Lunch can cost $10, and diners about $20. That can really add up. In fact, college students spend most of their discretionary income on food. Students spend ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

College Connect: Troubled in managing your financial accounts? These mobile apps may help.

By Huiqi Xu An international student may have many accounts. I’ve found it difficult to manage my accounts as well as credit cards. Using an app on your smartphone or tablet is one way to put everything in one place. I found these which might be helpful: 1. Clarity Money: I started using this app three months ago when my favorite financial management app “Prosper Daily” was disconnected. ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

College Connect: How to increase credit scores as an international student

By Huiqi Xu Most international students have this problem – how to build credit in the United States when they are starting from zero? It was once a problem to me when I first came to the U.S. But luckily, I found an efficient way to increase credit scores within one year. The three credit agencies, TransUnion, Equifax and Experian begin to calculate a score when you receive a US Social ...[Read More]
Monday, October 2nd, 2017

2017 David J. Morrow Scholarship for Business Journalism

Michael Woodel was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania - Let's Go Otters - before moving to South Carolina with his parents after he began studying at USC. He entered college as an accounting major in August 2014, and transferred into USC's journalism program in December 2015 as a multimedia journalism major. He is currently senior news writer for The Daily Gamecock, the student newspaper ...[Read More]
Monday, October 2nd, 2017

2017 David J. Morrow Scholarship for Business Journalism

Larissa Johnson is a senior multimedia journalism student in the University of South Carolina Honors College. She is from Dayton, Ohio, where she grew up with her parents, older sister and two cats. She was editor-in-chief of The Daily Gamecock in spring 2017 after working on the copy desk and as managing editor. She's written more than 30 articles for TDG, and had been published in other ...[Read More]

September 2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017

College Connect: Maintaining a healthy credit score in college

By Emma Diltz Credit cards are a necessary evil, and it is better to start young to boost credit. It’s difficult to purchase a house or a car without showing fiscal responsibility. But, many young people, and even some matured adults get some level of anxiety when thinking about spending money they might not have. Tip: One reason start early is that a part of your scores relates to “age” ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: Learning about the “B” word – budgeting!

By Emma Diltz Budgeting is never easy, and it only gets harder by being a college student. Grocery shopping day becomes a necessary evil and a point of stress. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are ways to manage your budget while still being capable to purchasing what you want and need from the store. The best way to start is by tracking how much you normally spend on what you want ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: Be prepared when you consider post-college move to NYC

By Kouichi Shirayangi Many college students aim to work in New York City after graduation. The searching can be daunting --- weighing neighbors, commute time, cost and safety. You may have heard that New York is a very expensive city. That’s because it is. The current Governor of New York ran his campaign against a candidate named Jimmy McMillian who created his own “The rent is too damn ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: For many college students, school combines with parenthood

By Kouichi Shirayangi Nothing can be more satisfying (and thrilling!) than introducing a new life into the world. Yet being a first-time parent can be daunting, especially when considering the cost of raising a new infant. Add to that the stress finding out a baby is on the way just after getting handed by Masters in Journalism diploma. We had to juggle moving, finding jobs and preparing for our ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: College students and the Equifax breach

By Lauren Steffens You’re a grad student. You’ve had a credit card for a couple of years, and you’ve been responsible. In fact, thanks to the Credit Card Act of 2009, it;s rare that you could get a credit card under your own name until you were 21 and had an income. That’s because credit card companies were now forbidden to basically hand out credit cards to college freshmen. Headlines ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: Applying for graduate school – a cost analysis

By Lauren Steffens I’ve been taking part-time graduate classes, but am seeking to enter a program full-time. I'm also working part-time, so the cost of applications is weighing on me. I am applying to MFA programs – master’s in fine arts. Because there are only a few doctoral programs in art, an MFA is considered a terminal degree, so you can teach on the collegiate level, which is one ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: Football may be a college classic, but it’s pricey!

By Alex Schiffer For a lot of college students, Saturdays in the fall are the most unproductive day of the week. When college football season is in full swing it’s a tall task trying to get anything done on gameday. If your school is playing a morning game you start your day off at the stadium and spend most of your day there. And if your school has an afternoon or night game you spend the rest ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

College Connect: The High Cost of Turning 21

By Alex Schiffer It’s a situation probably every college student remembers to some degree; the first time they got offered to drink alcohol in college. Sometimes that offer comes at a house party, other times in the dorms and heck, maybe if you have a good fake ID or know the right bouncer, maybe at a bar. Of all the things associated with college, whether it be football, frats, frisbee or free ...[Read More]
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Journalist Fellowship at American Political Science Association

Job Description: Gain first-hand knowledge of Congress and policymaking by spending a year on Capitol Hill! The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program is now accepting applications from journalists for the 2018-2019 fellowship year. Fellows gain hands-on experience in Congress and the policymaking process by serving on congressional staffs, following an intensive one-month ...[Read More]
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Freelance Researcher at Wonder

Job Description: Join Wonder’s Community of Freelance Researchers! (Click here for FAQs and details). How to Apply: Click here to apply....[Read More]
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Web Producer for Pensions & Investments

Job Description: Pensions & Investments is seeking a web producer to be based in Chicago. This is an ideal job for a digitally savvy journalist who has strong news judgment, video editing skills and a knack for optimizing editorial content for the web. A successful candidate will thrive on working with editors and reporters in our Chicago newsroom to produce videos, interactive graphics and other ...[Read More]

August 2017

Monday, August 28th, 2017

International Trade in the Era of Trump

President Donald Trump has talked tough on trade ever since he first hit the campaign trail. He criticized China for a massive U.S. trade deficit. He also said the North American Free Trade Agreement was bad for the United States. Once in office, he fulfilled a campaign promise of pulling the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation deal negotiated under former President Barack ...[Read More]
Monday, August 21st, 2017

Business reporter (possible senior position) for TradeWinds

Description: TradeWinds, a global business newspaper covering the shipping industry, is seeking a reporter for its Stamford bureau. The successful candidate will be expected to cover breaking news for our web edition while delivering exclusive news stories, insightful enterprise stories and well-crafted features for our flagship weekly newspaper and quarterly magazine. This is an opportunity to do ...[Read More]
Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism at The University of Georgia

Job Description: The Department of Journalism in the Grady College at the University of Georgia seeks a health and medical journalist of national or international stature to serve as the tenured Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism. The position is at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, with responsibilities in teaching, outreach and service. The successful candidate will direct ...[Read More]
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. ET – 10 Great Digital Tools for Business Journalists

For SABEW’s August training session, we’ve teamed up with the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism to present a webinar via the Adobe Connect video-conference platform. The session will introduce business reporters and editors to new web tools and apps that are mostly free, easy to learn, and fun to use. The digital tools will simplify many of the tasks that business journalists ...[Read More]
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Managing Editor for San Diego Business Journal

Job Description: The Managing Editor supervises our team of five reporters, serving as their coach, assigning editor and front-line editor. This person directs our daily news coverage and planning of our weekly print publication, which include big-picture stories, topical special reports, columns, news and feature stories. Qualifications: Duties • Supervise and manage the reporting staff. • ...[Read More]

July 2017

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Reporter for Pacific Coast Business Times

The Pacific Coast Business Times, a weekly business journal covering Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in California, is looking for a smart, aggressive, experienced reporter to cover real estate, banking, law, nonprofits, biotech, health care and the economy. Applicants should have at least two years of experience covering business for a business publication or general interest ...[Read More]
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Investigative Reporter/Analyst for GQG Partners

Job Description: Investment company managing more than $5 billion in assets, with focus on long-term investments, offers a unique opportunity for an investigative journalist with great analytical skills, who is ready to make a career change. As an investment analyst, you will use your reporting skills to connect with a variety of sources, including former employees, when researching companies worldwide. Qualifications: Must ...[Read More]
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Web Producer for Pensions & Investments

Job Description: Pensions & Investments is seeking a web producer to be based in Chicago. This is an ideal job for a digitally savvy journalist who has strong news judgment, video editing skills and a knack for optimizing editorial content for the web. A successful candidate will thrive on working with editors and reporters in our Chicago newsroom to produce videos, interactive graphics and other ...[Read More]
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Public Relations Specialist for Guidewell Financial Solutions

Job Description: Based in Catonsville, MD, Guidewell Financial Solutions, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with over 50 years’ experience serving the community, seeks a full-time Public Relations Specialist. The Specialist will work directly withthe agency's leadership team and is responsible for the development and implementation of its communications strategy and objectives. The Specialist ...[Read More]
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Going Public: Reporting on IPOs

Initial public offerings—the first sales of stock issued by a company to the public—are slowly making a comeback following a dearth of them in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and uncertainty about the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. News-making IPOs this year include Snap, Inc., the parent company of communications app Snapchat, which raised $3.4 billion in March, making it ...[Read More]

June 2017

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The Cashlorette Editor for Bankrate

Description: Like living the luxe life for less? Obsessed with social media, personal finance, coaching a blogger and working with personal finance content? We’re looking for an editor to focus on promoting The Cashlorette brand and personality. Qualifications: You must have experience working on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram and must have a desire to be on the cutting edge of audience development. ...[Read More]
Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Mortgage and Financial Planning Editor for Bankrate

Description: Bankrate.com is on the hunt for a top-notch Mortgage & Financial Planning Editor with great writing, editing and people skills to innovate with and manage an in-house reporting team for one of the most authoritative publications in the personal finance industry. You’ll be charged with managing the writing staff for these beats, conceptualizing and executing online stories from a ...[Read More]
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Senior Reporter, Business and Economy for Southern California Public Radio / KPCC

Job Description: We’re looking for an energetic reporter who wants to get under the hood of the economy and find stories that illuminate how the region is changing for better or worse and what forces are behind it. The reporter on this beat will be a key member of a statewide reporting collaboration, The California Dream Project, which seeks to explore what has happened to the Golden State's version ...[Read More]
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Deputy Business Editor for the San Antonio Express-News

Description: The San Antonio Express-News is seeking a deputy business editor to help oversee its nationally acclaimed and award-winning business section, both online and in print. This person will report to the business editor and will assume total responsibility for the section/department when she’s out of the office. The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge covering or overseeing business, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Freelance Investing Writer for U.S. News & World Report

Job Description: U.S. News & World Report, a publisher of news and information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives, is actively seeking multiple, experienced contract/freelance business and finance writers to expand the breadth of content available at money.usnews.com. U.S. News is based in Washington, D.C., but contractors/freelancers ...[Read More]
Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Reporter at San Diego Business Journal

Description: The San Diego Business Journal is seeking a reporter to cover health care, tourism, manufacturing and the economy in general. We’re looking for a news driven reporter who can provide context to our B2B audience. We have a daily email newsletter, a robust weekly glossly print product and several annual products. 3-4 years reporting experience required; prior coverage of business, ...[Read More]
Thursday, June 15th, 2017

June 26 at 2:00 p.m. EDT: Covering all the bases – Reporting on Sports Business

Reporting on Sports Business Slides Writing about the business of sports has become more than just game coverage in recent years. In fact, sports business has been elevated to a significant stand-alone beat at many news outlets. The beat offers fertile ground for compelling enterprise and investigative stories on collective bargaining agreements, marketing and management initiatives, intellectual ...[Read More]
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Training – Covering all the Bases: Reporting on Sports Business

Click the link below to download the slides for this training session: Reporting on Sports Business Slides Writing about the business of sports has become more than just game coverage in recent years. In fact, sports business has been elevated to a significant stand-alone beat at many news outlets. The beat offers fertile ground for compelling enterprise and investigative stories on collective ...[Read More]

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