August is historically a slow month for scholarships.
Generally, scholarship providers do not like to put their deadlines in August because most students are just starting classes again and don’t have a lot of time to apply for scholarships. As such, August presents a perfect opportunity for you to apply for scholarships without a ton of competition!
This batch of scholarships includes a few awards that almost any student can apply for. Good luck!
To get to my new job, I have to spend an hour on public transportation and then walk a mile. Frizzy hair and sweaty clothes are completely unavoidable, which pretty much nixes any hope I have of looking professional.
On a recent 90-degree and rainy walk to work, I decided I needed a car—preferably with AC. Unfortunately, I only had $2,000 to spend on one.
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.
They say that there’s nothing certain except for death and taxes, but in the student aid world, we can almost always count on changes coming to our programs every July 1 (remember last year?). This year is no exception.
So, what’s going on, and how will it affect you? Here are the four big changes that you should know about.
Here at SALT™, we want to help students and alumni live well today while planning for tomorrow. Now, we’re making that even easier—with a redesign of saltmoney.org.
Finding the financial information that matters to you should be simple, so we changed our home page, navigation, and more to ensure it is. Take a look at our newest features.
I never really “understood” pet people, likely because I was not a “pet person” growing up. (Just someone who used a lot of quotation marks, apparently.)
However, 6 months before our wedding, my wife and I started talking about getting a dog. Soon after that, an 8-week-old puggle named Deacon officially joined our family. (By the way, awful timing on our part. New puppy + wedding planning = major stress.)
Now, I have a much better appreciation of the mild obsession that develops when you get you get a pet—as well as all the hidden costs that go along with them.
Summer is my favorite time of the year—and not just because my birthday falls right in the middle of it. The good weather that comes with the endless “summer daze” means more outside events and, with that, endless possibilities for good times.
This will be my first summer in New York City, as well as my first summer as a freelancer. In order to keep up with my loan payments/survive New York, I have to be extra conscious about my spending.
With that in mind, I made a few “suggestions” to myself that I encourage you to follow for a budget-friendly summer.