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Is a Business Degree Useful? | College Degree

(STL.News) Whether you are straight out of college or have spent several years in the job force, you may have thoughts about the value of college, and the benefits of a business degree specifically.  While some careers, such as nursing, clearly require a college education, others, such as sales, seem easy to access without doing so.  You may wonder specifically about the benefit of this degree.  Is it only beneficial if you plan to run your own company one day, or have a specific interest, such as marketing?  A degree in administration or management allows you to explore many options.Some people feel that a business degree is too general to be useful, but that is not true.  If you have a specific idea of what you want to do with your career, then taking a major in that field makes sense.  ...

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Ambiguities in Life Insurance Plans you Should be Aware of

(STL.News) Ambiguity is present in multiple contracts and agreements, usually so the person issuing the document has some flexibility on the policies.  Sometimes terms are unintentionally ambiguous because the issuer didn’t have the forewarning of how the terms could be interpreted.  With that said, there are a few ambiguities you should be aware of for your own protection.What is Ambiguity in Life Insurance?To be ambiguous implies that the text’s meaning is up for debate or isn’t explicitly stated.  An example of this is if an insurer says that you will be covered in the event of a fire unless it’s deemed man-made.  However, a fire that isn’t man-made, like in the event of a lightning strike or dry foliage igniting, may be considered man-made because there is reason to believe your action...

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Why are Investors Becoming More Discerning in Their Choices?

(STL.News) It has always required a special sort of business to be able to capture the attention of an investor.  However, recently, it has also felt rather like it is near impossible to find investors willing to take the chance on businesses unless they are truly exceptional.  Let’s take a look at why many investors have chosen to become a little more discerning.Packed IndustriesMany industries have become oversaturated with new companies and entrepreneurs trying to push their own ideas. A classic example of this is in the tech industry. Every few years, a major discovery is made that then causes a flurry of copycats.To attract attention from an investor, a business needs to be completely unique and innovative.  This is harder than it might initially appear.  There are so many avenues and...

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Attorney Mitchell Reed Sussman Provides a Guide to Timeshare Cancellation for COVID Stricken Owners

PALM SPRINGS, CA (STL.News) Attorney Mitchell Reed Sussman Provides a Guide To Timeshare Cancellation.As many Americans struggle to pay rent due to COVID-19 sequestration mandates, some cities are barring landlords from evicting tenants while many landlords are offering temporary leniency on payments.  Unfortunately, the timeshare industry is not as understanding, according to Mitchell Reed Sussman.  “They still demand that fees be paid even though the properties are on lock-down.”In an effort to help beleaguered Timeshare owners find relief during this unusual time, Sussman offers some DIY tips:While it’s true that a timeshare contract is a legally binding document, it is mistaken to think that such a contract cannot be cancelled. Contracts are cancellable for a variety of reasons.  Ask y

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