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Woman Quits $200k a Year Job to Become the Happiest She’s Ever Been

In 2012, Sonia Thompson had it all. Working in marketing for Johnson & Johnson, she was earning over $200,000 a year, living alone in a three-bedroom townhouse outside of Philadelphia. Things were good. “I had this job that I loved — for a while — I had a house, I had all the things people…

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How a Bikini Airline Helped to Create Vietnam’s First Woman Billionaire

Vietnamese Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao made her first million at 21 trading fax machines and latex rubber. Almost a quarter of a century later, she’s poised to become Southeast Asia’s first self-made woman billionaire known for putting bikini-clad models on her VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co. planes and calendars. With the initial public offering of Vietnam’s only privately-owned…

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The Highest-Paying Job in the US Pays Significantly More Than the Rest

Physicians have topped this year’s list of the 25 highest-paying jobs in America. In the latest report by jobs marketplace Glassdoor released on Wednesday, physicians are expected to bring home a median base salary of $180,000, which is highest among all occupations. Lawyers and research and development managers fill out the top three. One common thread that…

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Silicon Valley Workers Don’t Make the Amount You Think They Make

he big Silicon Valley tech companies have a reputation for minting millionaires. Not everyone is Mark Zuckerberg, of course, but even the average employee is bringing in a salary that would make most of America jealous, according to a new study out by a new study out by PayScale. Ten years into their job, which is how…

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8 of the Richest High School Dropouts in History

Society tells us that by staying in school, we’ll be much more successful than those who don’t. We put a huge amount of pressure on students, telling them that if they don’t get straight A’s, they’ll never get into a good university, meaning they’ll never get a job. However, that’s not exactly how it works…

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This City Officially Has More Billionaires Than New York

The Chinese capital added an incredible 32 billionaires to its ranks last year, bringing the city’s total to 100, according to Hurun Report’s latest global rich list. New York, which has led the ranking for years, has 95 billionaires. “Despite its own slowdown and falling stock markets, China minted more new billionaires than any other…

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Run: US Marshals Have Started Arresting People for Not Paying Their Student Loans

Believe it or not, the US Marshals Service in Houston, Texas is arresting people for not paying their outstanding federal student loans. Paul Aker says he was arrested at his home last week for a $1500 federal student loan he received in 1987. He says seven deputy US Marshals showed up at his home with guns and took him to…

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How Much Do You Know About Your Student Loans?

Handing an 18-year-old a loan for tens of thousands of dollars to get a college degree comes with many risks. One is that the borrower may not understand anything about the contract being signed. A new study suggests that young people with education debt don’t know the most basic facts about their loans. The survey, conducted in January…

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13 Unusual Jobs You Never Realized Made Good Money

We’ve all been asked, “So…what do you do?” and you’ve had to give the old song and dance routine about how you’re in-between jobs, or that you’re a student looking to enter “the field” (whatever that may be). And more often than not, you’ll get an eyebrow raise and a “Oh yeah? How’s that working…

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The World’s Richest People Have Lost More Money So Far This Year Than You’d Make in 20 Lifetimes

The world’s 400 richest people lost almost $194 billion this week as world stock markets began the year with a shudder on poor economic data in China and falling oil prices. Forty-seven billionaires lost $1 billion or more during the worst week for U.S. stocks since 2011, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The combined drop…

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