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07
Jun
LendEDU’s Class of 2017 Career Report

The month of June signals the start of summer and the end of college graduation ceremonies. If they have not done so already, newly-minted alumni will soon make the transition from students at their universities to employees at the first companies that hires them. During the 2016-2017 school year, 1.9 million bachelor’s degrees are expected […]

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
06
Jun
The Best 100 Towns in Alabama for Starting A Small Business

A community is not a true community without at least a few small businesses. Small businesses can become staples, or even institutions, in a town if the conditions are so that a mom and pop shop can flourish. There is nothing quite like walking into a local store and having the attendant say, “What are […]

Posted in: Reports,
06
Jun
The Best 100 Towns in Virginia for Starting a Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of the United States. In addition to propping up local economies and providing residents with jobs, small businesses add to the sense of community in a town. They become the local gathering spots where locals congregate to discuss any and everything. Plus, when you buy from a small business, you […]

Posted in: Reports,
06
Jun
The 100 Best Places to Buy a Home in Florida

Whether it is for vacation, work, or something more permanent, people love to be in Florida. Perhaps, it is because of the beautiful weather that exists year round in the state. But, there is more to Florida than the weather and beaches. Florida has a number of economic sectors that make the state appealing for […]

Posted in: Reports,
05
Jun
The Drawbacks and Deceptions of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the top social network site for business and employment-orientated purposes, but a new LendEDU poll revealed that the site may have some drawbacks, and even worse, deceptive practices amongst users. LendEDU commissioned a poll that asked a wide range of respondents a few questions about LinkedIn, the Facebook-esque site used for business networking. […]

Posted in: Reports,
02
Jun
The Best 100 Places to Buy a Home in Massachusetts

Massachusetts, known as The Bay State, has become a great place to call home for a variety of people. If you are looking for a historic home state, Massachusetts is home to one of the first colonial settlements in Plymouth, and the capital, Boston, is known as the “Cradle of Liberty” for its role in […]

Posted in: Reports,
30
May
Best 100 Towns in New York For Small Businesses

While going to a mega store like Walmart, Costco, or Target can be easy, cheap, and convenient, there is nothing like a mom and pop shop. Who does not like to support the local businesses in their community? People like small businesses because their products are handled with a little more TLC, they are usually […]

Posted in: Reports,
22
May
Average Credit Card Debt Rankings in U.S. Cities & States

In 2017, most people reach for the plastic in their wallets, not the paper. Since their inception in the early 20th century, the popularity of credit cards has consistently increased over time. The Federal Reserve found that 72 percent of American consumers have at least one credit card. Today people use credit cards for just about everything. […]

Posted in: Credit Cards, Reports,
17
May
What Do College Students Think About Safe Spaces?

Safe spaces, whether you agree with them or not, have grown in popularity recently and have become a contentious talking point. In recent years, the increasing number of safe spaces on college campuses throughout the United States has been celebrated by many. Conversely, the safe space explosion has also been chastised in many circles. LendEDU […]

Posted in: Reports,
16
May
Best Places to Retire in Florida

When thinking about retirement, most individuals picture excitement, relief, and freedom, and relaxation might cross your mind, too! While retirement is certainly a milestone to look forward to for some individuals, there are a few important things to plan before settling down the next stage in life. One of the most important is where you […]

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,