Relax, Your College Major Will Not Determine Your Future

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Agonizing over your college major? Nearing graduation and thinking you’ll never land a job with an arts degree?

Well, you can stop worrying, because according to a study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, only 27.3% of college graduates have a job related to their undergraduate major.

And if you think about it, it’s no surprise that this is true.…

Crowning The SALT Blog’s March Madness Champion

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College basketball is by far my favorite sport, and the tournament is my favorite event of the year. (Let’s not mention that I’ll be working during the games today and tomorrow. I could write 10 blog posts about how to follow the games at work, but that won’t lead to anything productive.)

Last year, I wrote about the madness, and I did it big—creating my own money-savvy, SALT™-centric metric to fill out a bracket: JAM Score. The post was one of my most read, and ESPN’s resident bracketologist Joe Lunardi even retweeted my tweet about it.

So, would we retire the JAM Score after its one shining moment and move on? Of course not! Hit the music, Quad City DJs! LET’S JAM!…

A Discount Market Is The Best Place To Reduce Your Grocery Budget

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Boston’s Haymarket is, without a doubt, the best place to purchase cheap produce in the entire city.

As someone who is very budget-conscious, I am embarrassed to say I had never been to the Haymarket until this past weekend. I’ve always known about it, and people have recommended it to me dozens of times, but I didn’t think it could possibly be worth a special trip to the city.

How wrong I was!…

How To Deal With Your Spending “Blind Spots”

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Certain expenses seem to exist in an untouchable sphere. They sneak under the labels of “necessity” and “fixed cost”—even when we adamantly reduce our spending everywhere else.

For me, yoga is one of these spending blind spots. And after realizing I’ve already spent more than $500 on yoga classes and workout gear this year, I’m not feeling too zen about it.…

3 Ways To Enjoy Spring Break Without Breaking The Bank

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A few weeks ago, I made a fantastic discovery: Real people get spring breaks too! Well, if they want to take them in the spring, that is.

As a professional, I earn magical little things called “FTO (flex-time off) hours” that accrue during every month I work. In my short tenure, I’ve gained enough to go on a 4-night spring-break trip to Puerto Rico with my friends!

(Cue montage of MTV spring break.)…

You Never Have To Pay For Help With Your Federal Student Loans

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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?).…