4 Ways The Potential Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Financial Aid

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With a potential government shutdown looming, we’re all thinking the same thing: how will this affect student loan borrowers. (No? Just us?) Well, that’s been on the mind of our resident regulatory expert, Betsy Mayotte. With a little help from the U.S. Department of Education (but, sadly, not Piglet), she outlines four things you need to know.…

Is Your Gender Influencing Your Shopping Behavior? [EXCERPT]

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Understanding what type of shopper you are could help you save money, and people typically fall into two categories: hunters and gatherers.

How can you tell which one you are? Well, in her latest free article on saltmoney.org, money psychology expert Kathleen Burns Kingsbury says it may be as easy as knowing your gender. (And, no, this isn’t leading into an old stand-up comedy routine.)

Check out this excerpt, and click through the read the full article. …

These Financial Decisions “Broke Bad” For Our Bloggers

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Yup, it’s a second post today inspired by Breaking Bad. (Hey, this blog is located on the Internet after all, i.e., the epicenter for content about Walter White, cats, and when we’re lucky, both).

Our last post mined the show for some good financial lessons. However, in this final season, things have gotten very dark—so we must too for our latest burning question.…

Grad School In My Late 30s: “The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For My Career”

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Everyone follows their own path for education, and some paths take more twists and turns than others. Not sure where your education is taking you? It can help to see how things went for other people who have been there.

When David B. was in high school, he wasn’t sure he’d go to college at all. Spoiler: He did, but it took a long time. When he was 38, he went back for more, and got a master’s degree. More than a few years after that, he shared his experience with Aaron Weber.…

What Good Money Advice Does “Breaking Bad” Offer?

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This weekend, Breaking Bad wraps up its kinetic final season. These last episodes provided a lot of insight about what not to do with your money (don’t throw it out your car window; don’t bury it in the desert). However, there was a time when we found some good money lessons from Walt and Jesse. So, in honor of their final adventure, we’re removing the outlet plate from this blog—not to find a hidden ricin capsule, but rather, a favorite post from our archive.…