5 April Fool’s Day Tricks For Under $5 On eBay

I know covering someone's stuff in tin foil is supposed to be a practical joke, but I think this looks pretty cool. Do it for me please?
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April Fool’s Day is a time of hilarity and whimsy, a time of laughs –and a time of getting back at people you secretly don’t like and calling it celebrating. While these cheap buys won’t allow you to hoax all of Britain into thinking there’s a spaghetti bush or people in Alaska that a dormant volcano is about to erupt, they allow for some pretty good pranks for under five dollars.…

“Master Your Plastic” With An Interactive Lesson From SALT

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There are only 2 days left in financial literacy month, so now’s the time to master the basics. SALT™ has you covered with plenty of great, FREE content on saltmoney.org, including “Master Your Plastic,” an interactive lesson that helps you control your credit card balances and find out what your spending means for your future.

Check out the lesson description, and click through to get started.…

Your Monthly Money Plan Part 3: Checking Your Credit Status

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We’re on to month three of our money plan series! By now you’ve got a budget and you’ve started tackling your debt! Now what?

Well, we need to get you updated on your credit score. If you’ve been reading the SALT™ Blog for a while, then you already know how your credit runs your financial life—so it’s important to see where you stand and what you can do about it. (PS: In case you need a refresher, check out my previous post How to Maintain a Healthy Credit Score (Without the Gimmicks) for a quick rundown.)

Now we need to talk about where to find the information we need, make sure everything is OK, and what to do if something is wrong.…

A Lannister “Always Pays His Debts”: What Does A SALT Blogger Do?

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This time of year, “winter is coming” is not something that many folk want to hear. Yet, a record number of people tuned in last weekend to hear just that (well, not that specific quote, but you get the idea).

Yes, SALT™ Blog favorite Game of Thrones is back for more head-chopping, white-walker-chasing, and Joffrey-hating goodness. And while “winter is coming” is probably the best-known family motto from the show (thanks for teaching us about House Stark, Bran!), this blog is more interested in a different one: “a Lannister always pays his debts.”…

3 Money Lessons I’d Share With “Freshman Shane”

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As hard as it is for me to believe, this is my last week of college classes.

I’m trying my best to keep reminiscing and sappiness to a minimum, but it’s hard not to see how far I’ve come. Comparing the version of me currently typing this to the version of me who moved into a freshman dormitory 4 years ago is an interesting exercise—especially when it comes to thinking about money.…