3 Signs You’re Living With A Poverty Mindset

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I recently came to a huge realization about my finances. Although I run my own business and am more than OK financially, I still treated money as if I was a scared 22 year old who couldn’t find a job.

Instead of spending money to make my life easier, I found myself really uncomfortable when facing situations like these. And I’m hardly the only one with this mindset.…

How Do New Grads Feel About Their Student Loans Right Now?

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This month, many students will graduate from college. Congrats, class of 2014! To celebrate, Mike and Brigit covered many of the financial decisions you may face for your big day. (Shane was right—a party probably would have been a better gift.)

However, the SALT™ Blog remains practical, and as such, we know that as much as graduation is a time to look back, it’s also a time to look forward. And once commencement ends, many new grads will look forward to one big expense: student loans.…

Jay-Z And Kanye Talk Personal Finance

Money is number one to both Hova and Yeezy … but they think about it in very different ways.
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Money’s always been a popular topic in hip-hop, but mostly in in the boastful, look-how-much-cash-I’ve-got” kind of way. There are some exceptions, though. For example, Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” won our attention a while ago as a tribute to frugal shopping. And, of course, there are other financial lessons to be learned from some hip-hop songs, even if they aren’t specifically about money.…

How Do You Define Success?

There is no picture of success next to the definition in the dictionary. Coincidence? We think not.
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Blogger and novelist John Scalzi wrote a moving piece this past winter titled “How I Knew I’d Made It,” about … well, the moment he knew he was doing pretty well in his career. He says it was when he bought a tank of gas and didn’t worry about how much it cost. Just being able to fill up and know that whether he was spending on gas today didn’t really matter. He finally had the cash flow to not be constantly worried about overdrafts.…

Where Do Your Spring Break Plans Fall In The “Five Stages Of Grief”?

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I didn’t realize it, but apparently, spring break is just around the corner.

I blame my forgetfulness on a couple things: the chilly weather outside and the chilling realization that corporate life has made time off between January and June foreign to me. (No paid holidays between Martin Luther King Day and Memorial Day; this is the true “winter,” my friends.)

To get over my grief, I checked out how others plan to spend their breaks. And, of course, there’s no better place to do this research than Twitter.…