WEEK 9: ALL GOOD THINGS (ALMOST) COME TO AN END

Money Knowledge for college and beyond
Share on FacebookShare on Twitter+1Pin it on PinterestSubmit to redditShare on TumblrShare via email

Well, it’s official folks. SALT’s summer internship program ended last week! There was a lot of looking back, gifts, cakes, and hugs: basically all the tear-inducing farewell standards.

So, why am I still writing this post if my internship ended?

Because I got an extension until I leave for Oxford! I just like SALT way too much to walk out the door right now, so you’ll be seeing posts from me until the end of September. I’ll miss my fellow interns tons, but I know they’re all going off to do great things.…

STUDENT LOAN UPDATE: DOWN TO $14,500

Money Knowledge for college and beyond
Share on FacebookShare on Twitter+1Pin it on PinterestSubmit to redditShare on TumblrShare via email

I usually log into my student loan websites to check balances once per week. This is frequent enough for me to make sure payments are going through, but not quite enough to make me anxious from obsessing over the total.

My student loan balance now sits at $14,500. Looking at that number, I’m disappointed to admit I still feel daunted. How can I still owe so much after nearly a year of aggressive debt payments?…

ARE THERE FINANCIAL MISTAKES YOU CAN “TOTAL RECALL”?

Money Knowledge for college and beyond
Share on FacebookShare on Twitter+1Pin it on PinterestSubmit to redditShare on TumblrShare via email

Get ready to start the reactors…

This weekend, the new Total Recall opens. And while the movie isn’t a remix of a remix, it is a redo of a redo. The first “redo” is easy: The movie remakes the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic (always an oxymoron, unless you’re talking about Kindergarten Cop) of the same name. The second “redo” is where things get a little mind-bending—though probably not enough to make Phillip K. Dick proud.…