What Financial Accomplishments Are You Thankful For This Year?

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Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, SALT™ Blog readers!

To celebrate the holiday, we prepared a special dish for you: a brand new burning question! (Don’t worry: It’s only burnt on the outside; the answers are still delicious, we swear.)

And while turkey day presented many delicious directions to take, we kept things simple. Below, check out which financial accomplishment our bloggers are thankful for—and then post your own in the comments. After all, what’s Thanksgiving without sharing?…

“It Is Amazingly Easy To Choose To Not Save And Invest For The Future”

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You’ve gotten a job, moved out of your parents’ house, and you’re steadily chipping away at those student loans. Now what?

Beth Napper graduated from college in 1999 and wanted to figure out how to manage her own money, which naturally turned into a career as a financial adviser, helping others understand how to manage theirs. Here, she talks about what it means to plan ahead for savings, family, and (gulp) retirement, as told to our own Aaron Weber.…

Some “Van Damme” Good Ways To Get Home For The Holidays [VIDEO]

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A lot of things have changed since I was in college in the early 2000s. However, one thing has gracefully stood the test of time: Jean-Claude Van Damme. As this video proves, the “Muscles From Brussels” still has it. (I mean, I bet Steven Segal has trouble just climbing into a truck nowadays.)

JCVD makes hitting the road look ever so easy, but getting home for the holidays is a struggle for many—whether you’re in college or not. So, in honor of this epic split, let’s look at some different ways to help you split town. These may not be “universal” soldiers options, but they’ll at least let me use some puns.…

15 Job-Snagging Interview Tips For Twentysomethings [EXCERPT]

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You have #20SomethingProblems but, with SALT™, The Red doesn’t have to be one. We’ve teamed up with some great sponsors (like Cosmopolitan and Esquire Magazine) to offer information and prizes that can help you tackle your financial issues and live well on a tight budget.

For instance, check out these tips from Cosmopolitan.com about landing a job. (Do research? Yes! Explode into awkwardness? No!) Click through to read their full article, and be sure to visit FaceTheRed.com to sign up for SALT and get a chance to win a 1-year subscription to Cosmopolitan Magazine! (Or Esquire Magazine, if that’s more your speed.)…

6 Kitchen Appliances That Can Save You Money

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With the holidays around the corner, your relatives may be nagging you about your wish list. Instead of requesting electronics or gift cards, consider asking for gifts that keep giving: kitchen appliances.

Cooking from scratch saves a lot of money, but it does require more effort. The following six appliances won’t do the work for you, but they can bring down your food budget if you plan your meals carefully, shop smart, and actually use them—instead of letting them collect dust in the pantry.…

Can Career Advisers Really Help You Find A Job?

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The pressure to find employment is finally building—thanks to the combination of a tough job market and the impending end of my student loan grace period.

I knew it was time to look for outside help, so I recently connected to a career adviser and recruiter in my area. (Well, technically. His office is about 35 minutes away and in a different state.)

Fellow job seekers (I know there are plenty of you), you may wonder whether working with a professional is worth it. Everyone’s experience is different, but here are a few things I have learned after a few weeks.…

3 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Pay Down Debt

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There’s nothing fun about paying off debt, but there are a ways to make process smoother.

I’ve faced $10,000 in consumer debt. And I repaid more than $20,000 in student loans over just 22 months. To beat these, I had to come up with strategies that turned my debt into something manageable.

You can do the same thing with these three tips.…