3 Sports Stories That Offer Money-Savvy Lessons

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A lot of sports fans dread July and August. Basketball, hockey, and football are gone, while only baseball remains to entertain us. Some years we get the Olympics or World Cup as a special treat, but this year, we have no such luck.

So, to entertain you, I’m taking a spin around the sports world to cover three stories that should have you cheering during these dog days (with money-savvy lessons, of course).…

How To Avoid Common Moving Costs

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It’s that time of year again: Moving Day 2013. In Boston, it seems half the city moves on September 1, because the rental market revolves around students starting the new school year.

Moving can be stressful and expensive. Throughout my childhood, my parents always moved themselves, so there was never a moving truck or paid movers involved. In my adult life, I too have chosen the DIY moving method, mostly to save money.

I’ve moved over 40 times in my life, so I’ve learned a thing or two about managing a move. Here are some tricks I use to cut down on my costs.…

Answers About Principal Loan Payments And Bridging The Tuition Gap

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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?). …

How To Write A Scholarship “Thank You” Letter

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You did it! After all of that hard work and dedication, you finally did it. You won a scholarship.

Congratulations!

Before you can cash in that check, however, you have to submit a letter of thanks to the donors of the scholarship. Don’t panic. This isn’t a test or intended to judge you in any way. It’s merely an official way to express your gratitude to the person who just funded that fat scholarship check of yours (which, I bet you are pretty thankful for).…