Moving On: What I Learned In The Past 2 Years At SALT

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No one prepares you for how it feels to leave a job you love in many ways. Parting is not as simple as turning in your name badge and logging off for the last time. Having accepted a new career opportunity, I’m feeling this now, as I say so long to so many wonderful colleagues—and to you, my SALT™ Blog readers.

Change can be good, but frankly, it’s a little rattling at the same time!

So, as I wind down my time at American Student Assistance® and as a SALT blogger, I wanted to share a few key things I’ve learned along the way.…

3 Final Pieces Of Advice For SALT Blog Readers

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A couple posts ago, I talked about the importance of having a side hustle. Mine, my website (Money After Graduation), has given me opportunities I never imagined when I started blogging—including a new one with a financial start-up.

I’m excited about this new opportunity, but it comes with more changes to my life. Sadly, this will be my last post for the SALT™ Blog.…

Saying Goodbye To The SALT Blog: Where Has The Time Gone?!

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Time flies when you do something you enjoy—and, for me, that includes contributing to the SALT™ Blog!

This week marks the 1-year anniversary of my first post, and it seems just like yesterday I introduced myself as a master’s of financial planning candidate dreading the CPA exam. Now, a year later, I have accomplished and learned so much—from my classes, internship, and especially by contributing to this blog.

Unfortunately, it’s time for me to say “goodbye” to that last one.…

This Is Another Farewell Post

Oh NYC, what new andventures will you bring to former intern Carmen this year?
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August 22, 2013 was a regular summer day…

I woke up surrounded by boxes. “Ah yes, I am in the middle of a move.” I say to myself that morning. I groan and moan all the way to the bathroom. Proceed to wash my face and get ready for the day. “Ah yes, it’s the 8:45 a.m. train. It’s packed.” I manage to sit down after a few stops and start reading my friend’s book of short stories.

Suddenly, I am transported to 100 Cambridge St. I walk through the 18th floor and I sit on what I’ve been calling “my cubicle” for the past few months. I sip on some “divine doughnut” coffee. I open outlook. (This is the routine guys, get with it.) And I finally realize “Wait…today’s my last day at ASA.”…