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Ask the Career Expert: Career Strategy 101

Congratulations – you’ve just landed your dream job!  It should be smooth sailing from here on out, right?

Of course, most of us know from experience that this isn’t usually the case.  Even the most happily employed person will encounter challenging work situations from time to time (a negative review, for example).  And if you want to grow in your chosen career, it requires a proactive approach.  The truth is, “career strategy” doesn’t end once you get the gig.  In some ways, it’s just getting started.

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Evaluating a Variable Rate Student Loan

There are a lot of factors to take into account when choosing a student loan – differing interest rates, private vs. public, the pros and cons of working with various lenders.  Among those choices, we at SoFi have found one of the things that trips up borrowers the most is the choice between fixed rate and variable rate (also known as floating rate) loans.

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Fixing the Flaws in Obama’s Affordable College Plan

As CEO of a company that’s working to revolutionize the student loan industry, I have to say the past couple of weeks have been interesting to watch.

President Obama’s much-debated plan to increase college affordability has stoked the fires of an already heated national dialogue about the rising cost of higher education. I applaud the President for addressing this issue, and I’m pleased that this event is bringing the conversation to the forefront.  However, I still think there are some fundamental flaws in the plan.

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