Some “Van Damme” Good Ways To Get Home For The Holidays [VIDEO]

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The SALT™ Blog is taking off a day early for Thanksgiving, and our departure got us thinking about this holiday-themed video of the week from last year. Sure, the day before Thanksgiving may be a little late to change your turkey day travel plans (Van Damme could do it, or at least Timecop could); however, keep these tips in mind for your next trip. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!…

The Do’s And Don’ts For Different Kinds Of Job Interviews

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When it comes to job interviews, you used to just have to show up to the office with your résumé and answer some questions; now, we’ve got everything from Skype interviews to group interviews. And that’s great!

Different kinds of job interviews give you different opportunities to show off your strengths—provided you manage the interviews correctly. Here are some tips that can help you do just that.…

Can You “Double Dip” On Student Loan Forgiveness Benefits?

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Helping people understand student loans is our job at SALT™, and few are better at it than Betsy Mayotte—the director of regulatory compliance for American Student Assistance® (our parent company). We told borrowers to “Just Ask” her questions, so check out her answers below (as well as her cat—because if Piglet can’t make student loans better, what can?).…

Should Parents Pay For College?

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Sometimes, I think that my two and a half year old is going on 18. I jest, but time flies and college isn’t far behind. Realizing this, my husband and I started looking into options for saving for college. A financial adviser told us (with a straight face, no less) that given the current trends of tuition increases, we would need to save $3 million to put her through college. I found an estimate that was a little less disturbing, but not much better.

Once I stopped laughing hysterically, I started to consider what our role should be in paying for her education. Or, really, what should any parent’s role be? There seems to be two approaches to this question.…

3 Surprising Financial Results From Living In NYC A Month

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I made it, SALT™ Blog. It has been a whole month in New York City, and I haven’t been mugged or gone broke yet (*knocks on wood*). And thanks to a stringent budget, some piddling Excel skills, and a general willingness to skip dinner from time to time, I’ve managed to meet my savings goals for the month! Woohoo!

That being said, there were definitely a few close calls. They were surprising close calls, too. Living in a city comes with a whole bunch of different expenses that you don’t really run into as a student or a suburb dweller. So, if you’re planning to make the move to an urban-landia in the near future, check out some of my budget results below—I think they may surprise you.…