3 More Ways To Get Rid Of Your Student Loans (Without Paying Them)

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It’s been over 6 months since we published our eBook “60+ Ways To Get Rid Of Your Student Loans (Without Paying Them).” Since it’s a new year, I thought it was about time to review all the forgiveness and discharge goodies inside to make sure everything is still up-to-date.

I’m sure glad we described this as “almost comprehensive,” because I found some changes that have occurred, as well as three new forgiveness options that I hadn’t heard of yet.…

5 Traits To Look For In A Company

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Companies aren’t the only ones who need to make sure a job candidate is a good match. In fact, candidates should also have standards for the company they are hoping to work for.

Below, you’ll find five things that you may want to look for if you’re in the market for a job. While it is unlikely that you’ll find a company that has all of these qualities, you can decide which matter most to you and make your decision based on that.…

Financial Aid Talk: “Don’t Avoid Applying To A College Because Of Its Cost”

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Joanne Dashiell has worked in financial aid and college access programming for over 10 years. Today, she’s at American Student Assistance® (ASA) helping colleges implement SALT™.

She spoke with Aaron Weber about what it takes to make sure you get all the financial aid you’re eligible for, how to understand financial aid award letters, and what to do if it’s not enough.…

Saying Goodbye To The SALT Blog: Where Has The Time Gone?!

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Time flies when you do something you enjoy—and, for me, that includes contributing to the SALT™ Blog!

This week marks the 1-year anniversary of my first post, and it seems just like yesterday I introduced myself as a master’s of financial planning candidate dreading the CPA exam. Now, a year later, I have accomplished and learned so much—from my classes, internship, and especially by contributing to this blog.

Unfortunately, it’s time for me to say “goodbye” to that last one.…

7 Ways To Become A Better Meal Planner

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I’m ashamed to say, but I haven’t been a great frugal foodie lately.

When it comes to budgeting, being an employed young professional can be more challenging than being a broke student/recent grad. That’s because saving money becomes a self-control issue, rather than a necessity.

As a goal for 2014, I want to put more money money in my bank account, not my belly, by being a better meal planner. If you want to do the same, check out my ideas for making this happen.…