Workplace Perks, Social Enterprises and 5 Ways to Save for Retirement—Weekend Reads

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December 11, 2015

Workplace Perks, Social Enterprises and 5 Ways to Save for Retirement —Weekend Reads                             Posted December 11, 2015 by Tom Anderson

Yahoo Finance: College Grads Will Love the Newest Workplace Perk Only 3 percent of companies offer employees help with paying their student loans, but CommonBond has launched the most comprehensive employee student loan repayment benefit in the U.S. CommonBond will pay employees up to $100 every month, or $1,200 each year, to help pay down their loans. The benefit will last until the loan is fully paid off as long as the person is employed with the company.

Inc.: How to Convince Investors That Your Social Venture Can Turn a Profit CommonBond CEO and Co-Founder David Klein, Etsy.org Managing Director Erica Dorn and Skillshare CEO and Co-Founder Michael Karnjanaprakorn recently discussed the challenges and rewards of running social enterprises. "Ensuring that you have a strong social mission forces you to figure out [the economics], whereas if you didn't hold yourself to that standard, you might not force yourself to figure it out," Klein said.

Forbes: 5 Ways to Save for Retirement While Paying Off Your Student Loans Student loan debt can zap your retirement if you don't manage your finances early. Someone with $30,000 in student loans, roughly the average debt level for a college senior who graduated in 2014, could mean $325,000 in lost retirement savings compared with someone who graduated college debt-free. But these five steps can help you close that retirement savings gap.

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