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Like Money? Avoid These 10 College Majors

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Kiplinger takes a look at the top ten majors that will make you wish you had remained a high school graduate. Between English, Drama, and Fine Arts, there aren’t a whole lot of surprises on this list, but still, I would not have thought this would make the number one slot:

1. Anthropology

Unemployment rate: 6.9%
Recent grad employment rate: 10.5%
Median salary: $40,000
Median salary for recent grads: $28,000
Projected job growth for this field, 2010-2020: 21%
Likelihood of working retail: 2.1 times average

Many of today’s anthropology grads are studying a culture they didn’t expect: the intergenerational American household, as seen from their parents’ couch. New anthropology majors face stifling unemployment, forcing nearly a third to take low-paying office or sales jobs. More dramatically, recent grads stand to make a mere $28,000 per year – less than the median pay for someone with only a high school diploma. If foreign cultures are your thing, a major in international relations promises both a higher salary and lower unemployment rate.

Yeah, but you get to carry a whip and travel around the world (according to my guidance counselor, Mr. Indiana Jones). You can check out the whole list here.

Late September: Buy a Laptop and Save

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When is the best time to buy a laptop? According to the website Decide.com, the last two weeks of September is a great time. From the New York Time’s Gadgetwise:

Decide.com is a Web site created by artificial intelligence experts that tracks millions of price changes on consumer electronics and appliances and uses algorithms to to predict when buyers are most likely to get a deal. The site claims 77 percent accuracy since its inception in June 2011.

Recently released data from the company showed that laptop prices tended to dip to seasonal lows three times a year: in late June, the last two weeks of September and beginning again in mid-December.

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