What Good Money Advice Does “Breaking Bad” Offer?

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This weekend, Breaking Bad wraps up its kinetic final season. These last episodes provided a lot of insight about what not to do with your money (don’t throw it out your car window; don’t bury it in the desert). However, there was a time when we found some good money lessons from Walt and Jesse. So, in honor of their final adventure, we’re removing the outlet plate from this blog—not to find a hidden ricin capsule, but rather, a favorite post from our archive.…

How To Get Cheap Tickets To Concerts, Musicals, And More

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Recently, it came to my attention how rarely I go to concerts, musicals, and even sporting events—and believe me, living in Boston, there is no excuse for missing any of our infamous sporting teams.

I have never been to a Bruins game, and I’m dying to see the musical Wicked. However, one thing keeps scaring me off: the price of tickets. Events around the city can be extremely expensive, but there are ways to work around the price and still get the experience. Here are a few that can let you take advantage of these awesome opportunities without paying full price.…

These Famous “Reds” Can Actually Help You Face Yours

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With The Red premiering, it made sense for our video of the week to have some sort of tie-in. Ryan suggested I find financial lessons within other horror movies. It was a fine idea, but I couldn’t make it work.

You see, I have a confession. I am incapable of watching scary movies. OK, maybe not incapable. I’ve seen a few but never really enjoyed them. That would have made that horror movies post difficult for me.

Instead, I looked at the “red” differently, finding some pop-culture references to “red” that can help us face that dastardly color.…

The SALT Blog Guide To The Movie Theater

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The Golden Globes are a thing of the past, and the Oscars are this Sunday. With the Academy passing out golden statues, this feels like one of the most exciting times to get to the theater. That desperate rush to see all the nominees before they head into the not-yet-on-DVD limbo is on. I’ve seen my fair share of the films but definitely want to get to more. (Argo? I’ll go! Zero Dark Thirty? More like Zero Dark For Me!)…

How Do You Watch Movies? The Netflix-Redbox Showdown

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Last week, we took a look at Redbox’s new attempt to take on Netflix in the streaming game. I’m a big movie fan, and admitted Redbox lover, but I’m not sure how I feel about this.

Netflix is great for watching old TV shows or for people that watch tons and tons of movies. For the average film fan, though, it doesn’t quite seem worth it.

These two are the giants of the movies-at-home industry, but there are plenty of other players. Let’s take a look at what they all have to offer and where you can get the best deal.…

How To Avoid A Monday-Morning Spending Hangover

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I crawl out of bed Monday morning, but it’s not my head with the migraine.

After spending $60 on indoor rock climbing, $42 on a mani/pedi, $20 on eggplant pizza, and $50 on miscellaneous items over the weekend, my bank account is what feels hung-over.

Unfortunately, my spending habits need a little more TLC than a few aspirin and a strong cup of coffee.…