With the school year in full swing, college students everywhere are cracking the books. But regardless of whether you are choosing a major or about to graduate, it's important to know what to expect once you are out.

Tablets are among the hottest tech gadgets on the market today and with loads of multimedia functionality and on-the-go portability, many of us are looking to tablets to complement our laptop or desktop PCs.

The comfort of your own bed is a precious thing. After a few days of traveling, most of us start missing our favorite pillow, sheets, mattress and even alarm clocks. Familiarity helps make it easier to relax. Even if you travel often and are used to staying in hotels and adjusting to new settings, you’re still likely to suffer from sleep deprivation.

The cost of living is higher than ever, there’s weakness in the job market, stocks are in a free-fall and the housing market is in a slump. Sounds like a bad time to be a real estate investor, or is it?

You've been invited to parties selling plastic storage containers, purses, candles and even decorative baskets for many years. The parties are fun, and you enjoy socializing with friends and coworkers and sampling delicious snacks at these houseware and home products parties. In fact, there are times when you come away from them with excellent items for your house or gifts for family members. And other times, you come away feeling you’ve spent money you didn’t have on items you didn’t need.

As the economy continues to recover, an increased emphasis will fall on the accountability, transparency and responsible financial management of businesses large and small – putting accountants and auditors more in-demand than ever before.

Remember how you would lay out your clothes the night before you went to school? You may want to continue that habit – if you’re in the market for a job or want to hold on to your current position. Preparation goes a long way when it comes to making a good impression.

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