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    The Case For A 4-Day Workweek

    The Case For A 4-Day Workweek

    The five-day workweek can feel as preordained as the number of minutes in an hour, but it hasn't always been the norm. Workers fought for a Monday-to-Friday schedule before it became standard in the U.S. in the 1930s. Since then, the nature of work has changed a lot, and now, workers are once again fighting for better conditions, says U.K.-based researcher Will Stronge.

    In this episode, Stronge, who co-wrote the book Overtime: Why We Need a Shorter Working Week, discusses what's changed since the 30s and what a shorter workweek offers workers and organizations.

    • 18 min
    It's FAFSA Time! Here's How To Apply For College Financial Aid

    It's FAFSA Time! Here's How To Apply For College Financial Aid

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens to potential college students to fill out on Oct. 1. Here's how to fill out the form to get money for college.

    • 14 min
    How To Thrive While Working In A Hybrid Setup

    How To Thrive While Working In A Hybrid Setup

    Working in a hybrid setup can be challenging as well as rewarding. Here are some tips on how to make it work.

    • 17 min
    7 Tips To Help You Get Out Of Debt

    7 Tips To Help You Get Out Of Debt

    It's easy to get into debt, but harder to get out of it — especially if you don't have a plan. This episode offers strategies to help you pay off debt.

    • 26 min
    How To Rent Smarter

    How To Rent Smarter

    Creating a wish list of all the tangible and intangible things you want in your rental is a good place to start. Here's what else to consider as you look for a place to call home.

    • 19 min
    5 Ways To Rethink Money In Your Relationship

    5 Ways To Rethink Money In Your Relationship

    Financial therapist Amanda Clayman breaks down five crucial elements to a healthy financial relationship with your partner.

    • 18 min

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