10 Ways To Make More Money At Your Yard Sale

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It’s almost Labor Day, also known as moving day. That means it’s the ideal time to keep an eye out for yard sales—or to hold your own!

I’ve hosted yard sales with my mother for as long as I can remember. As a kid, it was a great way to get rid of my old toys and make a little pocket money to get some new ones. And now, it’s a great way to get rid of my old dorm decorations and earn some cash to decorate my new grown-up post-college apartment.

I held a sale a few weeks ago, during the height of vacation season. I knew the traffic might be slow, so I took the following steps to increase the yardsalers to my house, as well as my earnings.…

To Survive Grad School, You Have To Worry About Every Penny

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Going back to school the same year many of my friends are finishing their law and medical degrees feels weird.

For the past few years, they’ve watched me and other working friends enjoy the fruits of full-time employment—while they endured a student budget for nearly a decade. Now that I’m heading back to the classroom while they finish up and secure big salaries, it’s my turn to watch them enjoy spending money while I budget.…

Don’t Think You Can Win A Scholarship? Then Apply for MORE Scholarships!

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Applying for and winning a scholarship is all about your attitude. In general, students see scholarships as these prestigious awards that only the best of the best can win. Students idolize scholarships and then convince themselves that somehow they are not good enough to win one.

That attitude alone keeps most students from winning a scholarship. In the words of Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t—you’re right.”

The reality is, the more you think you aren’t cut out to win a scholarship … the more scholarships you need to apply for. Allow me to explain.…

Repayment Options For Pregnant Student Loan Borrowers And More Answers

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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?). …

This Is Another Farewell Post

Oh NYC, what new andventures will you bring to former intern Carmen this year?
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August 22, 2013 was a regular summer day…

I woke up surrounded by boxes. “Ah yes, I am in the middle of a move.” I say to myself that morning. I groan and moan all the way to the bathroom. Proceed to wash my face and get ready for the day. “Ah yes, it’s the 8:45 a.m. train. It’s packed.” I manage to sit down after a few stops and start reading my friend’s book of short stories.

Suddenly, I am transported to 100 Cambridge St. I walk through the 18th floor and I sit on what I’ve been calling “my cubicle” for the past few months. I sip on some “divine doughnut” coffee. I open outlook. (This is the routine guys, get with it.) And I finally realize “Wait…today’s my last day at ASA.”…