Nathan Brunner

I am a swiss mathematician and I care about student personal finance. I have written hundreds of articles on the subject and I have discovered that students struggle to earn money on the side. To solve this problem, I have founded Salarship.com, a website where students can find jobs to make money on the side.

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Differences Between Offer Letters and Employment Contracts

When hiring an employee, an employer may send them an offer letter, an employment contract, or both. However, you should know that an offer letter and an employment contract are significantly different documents. Both employers and employees need to be aware of the differences in these documents before agreeing to either.  An employment contract is …

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How to Handle a Manager Who Makes You Look Incompetent

Handling your role at your job is a lot of work already, and having a boss who seems to undermine your work could make things downright unbearable. We all hate to hear it, but part of being an adult usually means that walking out the door isn’t an immediately available option. You can learn to …

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How Long Can an Ex-Employer Retain Personal Information?

When you leave a job, your employer is required to delete certain personal information from their files. This is governed by a variety of federal and state laws. However, an ex-employer is required by law to retain your personal information. Ex-employers usually retain personal information for at least a year. However, the law states that …

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The Best (and Worst) Time Slots To Schedule a Job Interview

Getting invited for an interview can be both an exciting and a nerve-wracking experience. And while you may not always have a choice about the interview schedule, some hiring managers do give options. Do you know which time slots will work best in your favor? The best time for a job interview is mid-morning Tuesday …

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How To Respond to a Lowball Salary Offer (Sample Emails)

After going through a string of demanding, physically and mentally draining interviews, you finally receive a job offer. However, just when you thought it was time to celebrate, you notice that you’ve just been lowballed. How do you respond? Here’s how to respond to a lowball salary offer: Be polite but insist on your salary …

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Why Finance, Accounting, and Economics Are Not STEM Fields

All undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs for finance, accounting, and economics include mathematics, but they are still not considered a part of conventional STEM. However, statistics is a STEM major. So, why are finance, accounting, and economics not considered STEM fields?  Finance, accounting, and economics are business majors, not STEM fields. These specializations are social …

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Everything You Need To Know About Rushing in College

College is often a social minefield, especially for a freshman trying to find his place amidst the overwhelming pressure of being “in.” So when talks of “rushing” come in while you are practically clueless about how it works, the stress of wanting to belong and being in the know can be pretty high. “Rushing” is …

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What Is a “Provisional Admission” in College?

You’ve just gotten into the university of your dreams! While reading your acceptance letter, though, you came across the phrase “provisional admission,” so you begin to wonder whether you should be celebrating your acceptance at all. What exactly is “provisional admission” and how will it affect your college life? Provisional admission is offered to college …

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How Long Should I Stay at My First Job Out of College?

You’re in your first job out of college, wondering if it’s time to leave. Or maybe you don’t have your first job yet, but you’re already thinking about how long your tenure should be once you get a job.  You should stay at your first job out of college for at least nine months. Nine …

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How to Get a Job After Being Fired for Poor Attendance

Many job seekers realize that it is challenging to find a job after being dismissed for attendance issues. But, why it is so difficult to find a job after getting fired for poor attendance? Even though getting fired for poor attendance does not figure in any public record, it is still possible for HR managers …

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