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Here at SALT™, we’re always looking for new ways to boost your money knowledge. Our latest? A brand new online community for students and alums just like you. We call it SALT Central.

SALT Central puts you in touch with our experts and your peers, giving you a place to talk about money, student loans, scholarships, and a bunch of other topics important to you. Here are just a few things you can do there.…

Shopping Online The Smart Way [EXCERPT]

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Folks, we’re officially hitting crunch time for holiday shopping. If you’re struggling with those final hard-to-find items on your family’s wishlist, you’re likely turning to the deep recesses of the Internet to make their dreams comes true. (Obscure Simpsons reference T-shirt, here I come!)

In addition to your purchase, you probably look for a few other things when deciding where to buy: cheap prices, free shipping, and quick delivery. However, those shouldn’t be your only considerations. …

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

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The SALT™ Blog is taking off a day early for Thanksgiving, and our departure got us thinking about this holiday-themed video of the week from last year. Sure, the day before Thanksgiving may be a little late to change your turkey day travel plans (Van Damme could do it, or at least Timecop could); however, keep these tips in mind for your next trip. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!…

How To Find Out If Your Student Loan Payments Are Due Soon [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Halloween is almost here, but for some, an even scarier occasion lurks right around the corner: their student loans entering repayment. This weekend marks the beginning of November, which could mark the end of the grace period for many members of the class of 2014.

Nothing is scarier than your loan payments beginning without you knowing it. (OK, maybe that clown from the new American Horror Story is scarier—I couldn’t even Google it to link to the right image! So, it goes “clowns,” then “student loans.) Fortunately, you have a weapon at your disposal to fight back these horrors.…

4 Must-Know Facts About Obama’s New Student Loan Plan [EXCERPT]

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This week, we lost another bill aimed at reforming student loan policy, as the “Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act” introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) didn’t get enough votes in the Senate to move forward.

The failure of this bill led to a lot of posturing from both sides of the aisle. But that rhetoric has yet to lead to what struggling student loan borrowers need most: actual help right now. Fortunately, relief may be on its way for some borrowers—courtesy of an executive action signed by President Obama. …

Get “Smart” About Military Education Benefits With SALT’s New eBook

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Memorial Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean we should stop thanking members of the Armed Forces and veterans for their service.

In fact, SALT™ has a way to share our gratitude today, and we hope servicemembers benefit from it for much longer than 24 hours. It’s our newest eBook: The Military Smartbook For Defeating Student Debt.…