Shopping Online The Smart Way [EXCERPT]

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Folks, we’re officially hitting crunch time for holiday shopping. If you’re struggling with those final hard-to-find items on your family’s wishlist, you’re likely turning to the deep recesses of the Internet to make their dreams comes true. (Obscure Simpsons reference T-shirt, here I come!)

In addition to your purchase, you probably look for a few other things when deciding where to buy: cheap prices, free shipping, and quick delivery. However, those shouldn’t be your only considerations. …

Why You Need To Create A Healthy Financial Plan [EXCERPT]

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Keeping your body healthy is a lot like keeping your wallet healthy. Both require you to create a plan, and without sticking to that, both can prevent you from achieving your goals.

In her latest FREE article on saltmoney.org, international wealth planning expert Elaine King outlines a four-step plan to figure out which of your financial areas may need a “checkup.” Check out this excerpt, and click through the view the complete text (in English and Spanish).…

Ask 5 Questions Before Borrowing Money For Graduate School [EXCERPT]

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As anyone who has attended grad school knows, it can be expensive. Really expensive.

However, going to grad school is an investment in your future, and taking on debt to do so makes sense for many students. Sometimes, they simply can’t avoid it (I’m looking at you, med students). But other times, borrowing more money just may not make sense for you—at least, right now.

If you’re not sure whether you can afford grad school, you may need to have a tough conversation with yourself about continuing your education.…

5 Questions First-Time Tax Filers Need To Answer [EXCERPT]

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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.…

5 Places To Hunt For Free College Financial Aid Help [EXCERPT]

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For our “featured article,” we usually talk about how this blog isn’t the only place where you can find great content from SALT™—and then we shuttle you off to saltmoney.org.

But now, this blog and saltmoney.org aren’t the only places you can hear from us. That’s because our parent company, American Student Assistance® (ASA), has taken over the U.S. News education blog The Student Loan Ranger. And it’s bringing along some of our contributors (including myself and Betsy Mayotte) to take part. …

How Social Media Can Help And Hurt Your Finances [EXCERPT]

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From identity theft to FOMO, social media can affect your money in ways you won’t “like.” In her latest FREE article on saltmoney.org, Elaine King illustrates how your social media addiction (hey, she calls it like Harvard sees it) could be helping and hurting you financially.

Elaine is an international author of two award-winning books. Check out this excerpt and click through to learn some ways to ensure your social interactions are positive.…

How To Deal With Job Interview Mistakes [EXCERPT]

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OK, so you read Amanda’s article last week about five things you should never say in a job interview. Hopefully, your first thought after finishing it wasn’t, “whoops.” But if that does sound like you, SALT™ can help.

Our latest FREE article on saltmoney.org, “How To Deal With Job Interview Mistakes,” highlights tactics that can help you address anything you forgot to mention or misspoke about during a job interview. (Though there may be no coming back from a statement like, ““My old boss was a jerk! He had relations with my wife!”)

Check out this excerpt and click through the read the full article.…

Time Is On Your Side When Investing Your Money [EXCERPT]

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This blog isn’t the only place you can find fresh content from SALT™. We constantly update saltmoney.org with great, FREE content, like this new article from Elaine King.

Elaine is the author of two award-winning books, and in this article she shares the steps you need to take when investing your savings (and why it’s essential that you do this). Check out this excerpt, and click through for the full article. …

Is Your Gender Influencing Your Shopping Behavior? [EXCERPT]

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Understanding what type of shopper you are could help you save money, and people typically fall into two categories: hunters and gatherers.

How can you tell which one you are? Well, in her latest free article on saltmoney.org, money psychology expert Kathleen Burns Kingsbury says it may be as easy as knowing your gender. (And, no, this isn’t leading into an old stand-up comedy routine.)

Check out this excerpt, and click through the read the full article. …