Affordable, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes For Every Situation

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Halloween is the best when you’re a kid. A night out with all your friends when everyone wears funny clothes and there’s free candy everywhere? Yeah, that’s an 8-year-old’s dream.

But in college, the holiday gains a second wind. A campus full of goofiness and the perfect excuse to act like a child? Sounds pretty great (I bet there’s candy around too). The problem? Well, many college students aren’t necessarily known for planning ahead—and that can lead to spending a big chunk of change on a costume at your local Halloween store.

If you’re still looking for something to wear tomorrow, you came to the right place. Check out these cheap, last-minute ideas to give you the perfect ‘stume for any scenario.

The Best Ways To Hear Your Jams Without Spending Lots Of Clams

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There’s no better place to listen to music than on a college campus. Whether that means pumping jams while you work out, firing up some party music, or settling into some studying tunes, it seems like everyone has earbuds or headphones on.

As a result, it feels like music is a necessity for any college student. Fortunately, it’s easy to buy. Perhaps too easy.

How College Grads Can Inexpensively Recreate The Feeling Of College Life

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As much as you might hate it, the back-to-school whirlwind hit this month. For those of you lucky enough to still be in college, I assume you have that special feeling in your stomach that marks the beginning of a new semester.

But for those of us who have graduated, that feeling isn’t coming back. We had our time in the sun, and it seems over for us. I don’t want to accept that, though. I want to bring that feeling back. And as always, I want to do so without spending a pile of money.

3 Social Media Myths Job Seekers Shouldn’t Worry About

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As a millennial, I can say with some confidence that one of the worst things about this generation is the word “millennial.” It’s among the many burdens of my people:

Worrying about when the next iPhone will come out.
Losing sleep by watching just one more episode on Netflix.
Discovering Buzzfeed doesn’t think you’re the Disney princess you thought you were.

Yes, the rigors are seemingly endless, but none matches the monster that is social media—especially if you’re hunting for a job.

The Ten Commandments Of A Successful Summer Internship

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The life of an intern can be an odd whirlwind of monotony, hard work, and new experiences. It may come with coffee runs, seemingly pointless tasks, or data entry, but at the end of the day, internships are vital—to the employer and the intern.

Given that level of importance, you want make sure you have a good experience. Thanks to three summers spent interning, as well as a school year as a SALT™ intern, I know just what you must do to make that happen: Thou shalt follow these ten commandments of internships.

A Journey Of Cracked Cellphone Screens And Broken Dreams

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Before last year, I had never had a nice cell phone. I always settled for what was free with my upgrade or a hand-me-down. It never really bothered me.

However, when I last found myself in need of a new phone, Apple had just released the iPhone 5. I was tempted and decided to splurge some of my savings on the latest and greatest.

A friend explained that this would be great for me now and later, because my next contract would likely begin around the launch of the next iPhone in 2 years. There is, however, a major flaw in this plan: it is very, very difficult to keep one cell phone for 2 full years.

The Dos And Don’ts Of Spending Your First Paycheck

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It’s not often that the SALT™ Blog advocates spending a little money. We generally preach about keeping the pockets tight.

But we aren’t monsters!

We know how exciting the rush of getting your first paycheck can be; I recently discovered this joy after landing my first full-time post-college job. Of course, I also discovered how easy it can be to go overboard with spending.

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!