How becoming a paralegal can kickstart your legal career
Jul23

How becoming a paralegal can kickstart your legal career

Not everyone knows exactly what they want to be at an early age. It may even take you three years of college to finally figure out what you want your degree to represent in the end. Even after graduating, it may take years of working different jobs to confirm or dissuade you away from a career path. Are you are finding yourself in the position where you would like to enter a career in law, but are feeling like too much time has passed...

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Ways to avoid a bad student loan
Jul17

Ways to avoid a bad student loan

You might not use the word “good” to describe student loans, but not all of them are bad. A truly bad loan has high interest rates, few repayment options or little help if you have trouble making payments. Taking time to assess loan features is key to avoiding a bad one, says Kevin Fudge, director of consumer advocacy and ombudsman for American Student Assistance, a nonprofit focused on helping students pay for college. Before...

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Breaking the cycle of hustling drugs to hustling in the real estate business
Jul16

Breaking the cycle of hustling drugs to hustling in the real estate business

How do you know that it is time to make a change in your life? Furthermore, if you are presented with some sort of cosmic sign telling you that you need to make some changes — has your life veered too far in the wrong direction to ever truly course correct? Jay Morrison, the wildly successful CEO of the Tulsa Real Estate Fund, knows that it is tough beating the odds when the chips are stacked against you because he has to overcome a...

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‘Culture Pass’ turns city library cards into admission for 33 cultural institutions
Jul16

‘Culture Pass’ turns city library cards into admission for 33 cultural institutions

If you don’t have a library card, there are now 33 more reasons to get one. Starting Monday, cardholders from any of the city’s three systems can get free admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and 30 other cultural institutions across the five boroughs. The “Culture Pass” program aims to give more city residents — especially those in underserved communities —...

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Pupils of property
Jul12

Pupils of property

A real-world, on-the-ground crash course in real estate for Bronx’s future leaders The appraisers sent to scrutinize E-Walk Times Square and Riverton Square were not your typical real estate professionals. And despite the inexperience of the Bronx teenagers visiting the properties in late June, the evaluators were poised to follow protocol and pepper the property mangers with questions. The high school students’ assessments of the...

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