21 Things I’ve Learned About My Money While Writing For SALT

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It’s my 21st birthday this Saturday (yay me!). And while I will celebrate, I’d like to think that it will be a more money-savvy party thanks to the time I’ve spent with SALT™.

So, as my birthday gift to you, I reflected on the 21 best money lessons I’ve learned since I started writing for SALT. (Sorry, no returns.)

Here they are.…

You Can Learn A Lot At Community College From Your Classmates

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The following might come off as a little ignorant, but I want to be honest.

Like many high schoolers, I was naïve and seemingly always spent my time with people like myself: middle class, similar age, similar beliefs. As a result, I didn’t realize all the different ways you can look at things.

Colleges naturally pull together people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. However, I didn’t realize how true this was for community colleges, where “non-traditional” students are the norm. Interacting with these people—with their different ages, religions, and cultures—has been my most valuable college experience yet.…