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

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SoFi member Ashley Abaie on refinancing dental school debt

From Globetrotter to Desert Dentist: How Ashley Abaie Refinanced Her Undergrad Debt and Saved Over $10K

In our latest SoFi member spotlight, we celebrate Dentist’s Day by spotlighting member Ashley Abaie. Ashley provides reduced cost dental care to the Native American, underserved, and homeless populations of the Phoenix area.

After withdrawing from her first college she spent years traveling the world, and as a result discovered a passion for healthcare and service. She returned to the U.S., earned a degree in international public health, and then went to dental school.

Ashley spoke with us about how she’s tending to her undergraduate loans, paying off her dental student debt through service, and finding the right work/life balance for her and her young son. Her story drives home how finding the right career can take a lot of soul searching and travel to see how other people live.

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Increased Uncertainty over Fiscal Policy – Week of Mar. 1, 2017

As equities continue to charge ahead, both the dollar and real interest rates remain in a holding pattern. Increased uncertainty over the likelihood of tax cuts and increased infrastructure spending have led many to question the continued justification for a “Trump Rally.” Accelerating inflation and statements from Fed Bank Presidents Williams and Dudley have brought the Federal Reserve back to center stage as the March meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee approaches.

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

It’s not exactly news that millennials are marrying later than the generations before them. But to give you a sense of just how differently they approach the tradition from their parents, in 1962, nearly 60% of 18- to 30-year-olds were married. Today, just 20% of people in that same age range have tied the knot. As such, they’re older than their predecessors were, too—whereas the average woman in the ’70s was barely 20 when she walked up the aisle, today she’s over 27.

Waiting to be more mature and financially stable before marrying is not a bad thing, and could help to explain another trend on the rise among this age group. Before saying, “I do,” millennials are asking for prenups, in larger numbers than before. In fact, just over 50% of matrimonial lawyers attest that the number of millennials requesting prenuptial agreements is on the rise.

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Facing a post-MBA career crossroads

Facing a Post-MBA Career Crossroads: How To Pull a Successful Career Pivot

You worked hard to earn your MBA and land a prestigious job upon graduation. But after a couple of years in, you might be thinking, Is this all there is? If you’re unfulfilled because you’re not passionate about the day-to-day reality of your job—don’t worry, you’re not alone. Not by a long shot.

I’ve worked with many MBA alumni who faced this challenge. While going with the highest salary offer to relieve some of the financial pressures of their student loan debt made practical sense at first, a taste of financial freedom allows them explore positions better aligned with purpose and interests. Simply put, they focus less about the ROI of their MBAs, and more on finding engaging, yet still lucrative, work. Others focus on getting married and starting families; as their priorities changed, career tracks offering flexibility and work-life balance became more desirable.

If you’re a couple of years removed from business school and now at a career crossroads, here’s how to develop expert career management skills that will help you find a great next step.

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