This Week’s Reads (including @Magoosh #GRE!)

In addition to this week’s online reads, our friends at Magoosh have just released a FREE eBook to help you prepare for the GRE!  Check it out; it’s a great resource to introduce you to the exam.

“Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves — to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.”

– Stewart B. Johnson –

A cost of war: Soaring disability benefits for veterans – CNN Money

Want a promotion? Make friends at work – Fortune

Choosing Between Making Money and Doing What You Love – Harvard Business Review

Do My Savings Have to Last Until I’m 100? – Money

11 Things Hiring Managers Won’t Tell You – LearnVest

8 E-mail Etiquette Rules You Must Follow as a Job Seeker – Grindstone


Giveaway for GMAT/GRE Study Prep! @magoosh

I was thrilled to hear from a reader of this blog who registered for the GRE after reading my article on taking the exam with DANTES funding!  But I am even MORE thrilled to host a sponsored giveaway of a FREE premium subscription to study for your exam at!

Magoosh (a play on the Old Persian word magush, for one who is highly learned, wise, and generous) is an exam-prep website whose mission is to provide an awesome combination of teachers, content, and technology to prepare you for your test.  They provide a studying experience, not just the usual printed practice problems.  I’m talking video explanations that will help you solve those problems!  They are a great group of people who really know what they’re doing, and I’m so happy to have been introduced to them… wish I’d known about them when I was studying for the GMAT!

Check out some screenshots at the bottom of this entry!

With a premium subscription, you will have 24/7 internet access for a YEAR to all of these resources.  That’s a $299 value, which Magoosh is giving you a chance to win for FREE.

Because Magoosh wants to support veterans, they have sponsored 2 x GRE and 2 x GMAT premium accounts.  I will pick four winners using a random number generator after numbering comments, two for each exam.

To Enter the Giveaway:

1)  You must be a veteran/veteran’s spouse, or entering to win the account for a veteran.

2)  You must leave a comment below before April 27th, 5:00pm EST, providing your e-mail address and the exam you want to study for (GRE or GMAT.)  Winners will be announced April 28th!

That’s it!

For additional entries (post an individual comment below for each entry):

THANK YOU to Magoosh for supporting our nation’s veterans!