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Millennials Are Seeking Prenups—and It Might Just Be Worth Considering

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Why Taking a Mid-Career Sabbatical Could Change Your Life

Is there a dream that you tabled years ago and having been meaning to revisit? Maybe you aspired to write the Great American Novel, but became accustomed to the office lifestyle. Or perhaps you’ve toyed with the idea of taking a mid-career break at 40 to lay on a beach in Ibiza or hike the Appalachian Trail. More people are taking a sabbatical or mid-career break in their 30s and 40s, whether to pursue personal passions, travel, volunteer, or consider a career shift.

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Hey Coach! How Do I Rebuild My Network After a Cross Country Move?

Welcome to Hey Coach!, a career advice column hosted by SoFi’s Career Advisory Group, a team of expert career coaches dedicated to helping SoFi members reach professional success. Got a tricky career question of your own? Email heycoach@sofi.com.

Hey Coach,

My husband and I have made the decision to move across the country so we can live closer to our families in the Bay Area. We’ve been living in New York for the last ten years and have really planted roots—great friends, families and jobs—but we’re looking to start a family of our own soon and know being closer to loved ones is the right choice.

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8 Doctors Share Exactly How They’re Tackling Medical School Debt

There are lots of good reasons to become a doctor. Being a physician means you can help people in one of the most direct ways possible: By doing your best to restore their health. An added bonus is you can eventually make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year doing it; Medscape’s 2016 physician compensation report found that the lowest-earning doctors (pediatricians and endocrinologists) bring in around $200,000 a year, while the highest earners (orthopedists and cardiologists) make over $400,000.

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5 Key Pieces of Finance Advice for All Med School Grads Starting Residency

Congrats—it’s finally over. You’ve graduated medical school, made it through Match Day, and are ready to start residency, on the road to finally becoming a fully fledged doctor.

But hold on, you’re not there yet. Odds are you finished med school with loans and some debt. The average med student graduated with $190,000 in debt last year, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. And while the average doctor can make quite a bit of money—pediatricians earn an average of $204,000 and orthopedic specialists make $443,000, for example—the average resident does not.

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I Tried the ‘Portfolio Career’ Trend and Here’s What Happened

When I was laid off from my corporate marketing gig in the fall of 2015, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. All I knew was that I didn’t want to go back to the handcuffed existence I’d spent so much time working within.

One day, while surfing the internet, I saw a part-time internship listing for a local fitness company. Even though I knew my eight years of work experience and MBA made me overqualified, I applied. My thought was that it seemed fun and could bring in a paycheck while I figured things out. As luck would have it, the owner agreed to hire me (with a Director of Marketing title, no less) for five hours a week of work.

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