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2017 MBA School Rankings

SoFi’s “No BS” 2017 MBA Rankings Examine Salary vs. Debt

They’re back! We analyzed more than 60,000 student loan refinancing applications from January 2014 to September 2016 to tally SoFi’s “No BS” Return on Education 2017 MBA Rankings. MBA seekers should dive in, because this data matters more than a stunning campus or which successful CEO is an alumnus.

Grounded in verified income and debt—not just reported figures—our rankings represent an accurate and objective look at outcomes for those who are three years out of school. And that’s the whole point of getting your MBA, right? To graduate and earn a strong salary that isn’t eviscerated by student loan debt!

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How far will your money go in different cities

Here’s How Far Your Money Will Go in 7 U.S. Cities Millennials Are Moving To The Most

While relocating for a stellar career opportunity can give you great footingand a sweeter paycheck—there’s much to consider before packing. You’ll want to feel confident that you’re uprooting to not only grow your career, but also to thrive personally.

As you factor in all that could make your nights and weekends more enjoyable, be it the number craft breweries or rock climbing walls in your potential new ‘hood, you’ll also want to look at the life/work metrics and: cost of living; safe, affordable neighborhoods; and job growth rates. After all, you’ll want to live comfortably and continue to save and invest in your future.

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5 expert tips for landing a big promotion in 2017

5 Expert Tips to Landing a Big Promotion in 2017

The ultimate reward for great performance on the job is a promotion with a pay increase. But unfortunately, simply excelling in your field doesn’t always translate to a step up the ladder. Sometimes, you’ve got to go the extra mile to be recognized for all your worth.

To increase your chances of getting promoted, you’ll want to follow through on some calculated and well-timed actions. And with 2017 quickly approaching, it’s a great time to begin strategizing. Here are five tips to help you snag that big role you’ve been eyeing.

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SoFi Entrepreneur Program Member Ben Silverman of Edenworks

#SoFiStartups: How This Cofounder Transformed His Passion for Food and Design into One of NYC’s Hottest Startups

SoFi supports entrepreneurship and startups through our Entrepreneur Program, which provides members with networking, mentorship, and an opportunity to defer their student loans. Our #SoFiStartups series profiles members who participate in the program, highlights the ups and downs of their entrepreneurship journey, and offers advice for other aspiring entrepreneurs.

With a background in architecture and engineering, SoFi member Ben Silverman spent the early part of his career designing building facades that were highly energy efficient. But his interest in sustainability soon extended past structures and into another one of his passions—food.

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New Home or Fixer Upper

SoFi Two Sides: New Home or Fixer Upper?

Two Sides is a new series of articles in which we ask SoFi members and employees to weigh in with their experiences, perspectives, and insights on topics important to our diverse community.

When house hunting, you might have trouble deciding whether you want to buy new home or invest in a fixer-upper. While a new or newer home typically requires little or no work, you’ll likely pay market price, which means ponying up more dough up front. With a fixer-upper, there’s a good chance you’ll get a deal that allows you to put less money down, but you’ll need funds on hand for immediate renovations. You’ll also need to plan ahead financially for any fixes you want to make at a gradual pace.

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