Welcome to March—a month famously known for a few things: madness, a date to avoid, and for many people, filing taxes.
Of course, one could probably make a strong case that “madness” and “avoidance” describe most people’s feelings about their taxes. However, here at SALT™, we’re looking to make taxes less, well, taxing this month. (Clearly not through clever wordplay, though.)
To do this, we enlisted help from an organization that knows a few things about tax prep: H&R Block.
It’s been a few weeks since we last looked at what’s going on in the world.
Since then, I’ve spent endless hours wondering whether a gold medal or a gold Oscar is worth more money. Turns out, it’s the medal—and it’s worth “only” $548! (Everyone knows the Oscar gift bag is where the real money is anyway.)
With that settled, here’s some other news that recently caught my eye.
I dove into the freelance world right after college with a few ideas on how the whole thing worked. My professors talked about it constantly during those last weeks of class, and this gave me a taste of what I’d deal with after graduation day.
“Never leave your house without a business card,” they said. “A written thank you card can get you places.” Their stories gave me an idea of what it meant to be a freelancer, but they didn’t tell me how much it would cost me—literally.
One of the most important steps to take before sitting down to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is to gather up all of the documents that you’ll need to fill out the application. Depending on your situation, this could be a simple process or a lengthy one.
We’ve all been there; you know you remember seeing that form somewhere … but where? (Side note: Why aren’t things ever where you think you last saw them?) All lost forms aside, we’ve listed three helpful tips for finding the FAFSA documents you’ll need to apply.
Are you gearing up to apply for the FAFSA, but have questions on some of the documents you’ll need (like what are they and where can you find them)? We’ve got you covered.
For first-time filers, first-generation college students, or frankly, anyone who isn’t an accountant, we’ve provided some FAFSA document examples to help you complete your application in a snap.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has gotten easier and easier every year. Today, the most challenging part of completing the FAFSA is knowing what documents to have on hand before you can apply.
To help eliminate any surprises, I’m going to go over all of the required documents that you’ll need with you when you complete the FAFSA, as well as some tips on how to find them.
I’ve landed a few really great internships—but there have also been some major duds. Day after day of copying papers, sharpening pencils, and making coffee is exhausting—and, mostly, completely useless to a future career.
I’ve realized, though, that this doesn’t mean internships like this are a complete waste. Instead of dragging your feet from the printer to the sharpener and back for a seemingly endless 8 hours, use these four simple tactics to make your internship worth your while.
As a parent, February used to mean fun vacations in Florida or the Rockies—when my middle-school kids didn’t have a care in the world. Now, with all three of them in college next fall, my February focuses on financial aid paperwork.
I miss the good old days.
Late last month, Senator Tom Harkin said he wanted legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA) by June. That timing may not happen; however, members of Congress are currently proposing bills in anticipation of reauthorization.
When reauthorization does occur, that could mean big changes for student loan borrowers—especially if two bills I’d like to see passed get approved in some fashion.
The Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014 have come to an end. Over the past 2 weeks, I watched a lot of the games (remember, it’s not time-wasting), seeing records set and finding out about the people behind them.
We can learn a thing or two from these professional athletes to help our own professional lives. Some lessons are obvious: practice makes perfect, stay dedicated, and value teamwork. However, here are a few less apparent ones that I will try to use them in my future career.