Can An App Actually Make Banking “Simple”?

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Is there anything more annoying about the bank than waiting in line? OK, maybe there are a few things—like overdraft fees—but it’s not the most pleasant experience. You fill out the deposit papers, you wait for the “next in line, please,” and you slowly get through your errands. I don’t know about you, but the whole process takes a toll on my day.

But now, in this age of technology, mobile banks are sprouting to life and the notion of joining a big bank for accessibility purposes is slowly dying. You can control your finances on your phone and not pay a fee for using random ATMs. You don’t believe me? Yeah, I wasn’t too convinced either until my friend talked to me about Simple.com.

I figured I’d give Simple a shot to see whether it fit my banking needs. Here’s my review.…

Get “Under The Dome” And Avoid Going Over Your Budget

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Earlier this week, CBS premiered their summer miniseries Under The Dome. Sadly, the show isn’t a Jim Boeheim retrospective—rather, it’s an adaptation of The Simpsons Movie a Stephen King novel about a mysterious force field that descends upon a small town.

The show gave people a reason to watch network TV in the summer (take that, The American Baking Competition!), as well as perhaps the saddest promo photo of all time. And while the show will surely give us a lot separation stories, being physically apart from something doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. In fact, it could be a good thing—especially if what you’re separated from costs you a lot of money.…

5 Ways To Get The Best Letter Of Recommendation For Scholarships [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Letters of recommendation let scholarship providers get the real scoop on you, and you should want that scoop that be really good.

So, how can you get the best scholarship letter of recommendation every time? Just follow the best practices in the infographic below. You’ll find out whom to ask, how to ask them, when to ask them, and strategies for following up after you get your letter.

Check it out!…

Talent Means More Than Fashion For NBA Draft, Job Hopefuls [VIDEO]

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Tonight, 60 young athletes will find new jobs via the 2013 NBA Draft. And while analysts will assign words like “upside” and “length” to many of the picks, I’m hoping to hear just one descriptor: “fashionable.”

Yes, draft pick fashion has been legendary for decades, so much so that I had to include two videos this week (and still, Drew Gooden’s Dr. Evil-esque outfit didn’t make the cut!). The lesson here? Clothes are important when meeting a potential employer, but you’re more important.…