WEEK 9: ALL GOOD THINGS (ALMOST) COME TO AN END

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Well, it’s official folks. SALT’s summer internship program ended last week! There was a lot of looking back, gifts, cakes, and hugs: basically all the tear-inducing farewell standards.

So, why am I still writing this post if my internship ended?

Because I got an extension until I leave for Oxford! I just like SALT way too much to walk out the door right now, so you’ll be seeing posts from me until the end of September. I’ll miss my fellow interns tons, but I know they’re all going off to do great things.…

WEEK 2: DEALING WITH MY “BIG NUMBER”

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Although there were no more catered lunches or spotlight panels in my second week on the SALT blog, I still managed to have a great time and do some self-reflection.

As I’m beginning to see after completing a few projects, I’m going to have to deal with my own student loan existential crisis (aka the feeling of dread that sneaks up on me when I crunch my numbers) every time I take on a new task.

However, as crazy as it may sound, I really don’t mind it.…

WEEK 7: TO OXFORD AND BEYOND

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It’s been a while since I last mentioned it, but if you read my bio you should remember that I’m going to be studying abroad at Oxford next year.

This week is kind of a momentous occasion for me because I finally sent out my application for a UK student visa. It was a lot of paperwork and a hefty fee (nearly $500) but it’s kind of the last hurdle I need to jump over before I get to spend an entire year in England.…

RELIVE MIKE’S JOURNEY FROM “IN DEBT TO ON THE MONEY” [EBOOK]

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As you know by now, Intern Mike Restiano has left the SALT Blog to pick up his studies in Oxford. (This is the last time we’ll mention it… for a couple weeks. I swear I’m not having abandonment issues.)

During his 10 weeks here, Mike went from “in debt” to “on the money,” as detailed in his weekly Mike Checks. Now, you can relive that journey with a brand-new, complimentary eBook. Here’s Mike to tell you about it.…

WEEK 3: THE TEA FACTOR

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It’s week 3 for me here on the SALT Blog, and things still haven’t gotten old! In fact, I’d say my work here has actually caused me to take on some new life perspectives, especially in regards to my finances.

Using SALT to see the total amount of loans that I’ll have after graduation was my big “aha” moment. I’ve started seeing dollars in everything, from the big expenses like my car all the way down to the Special K bars I buy at lunch for $1. Although I’m not creating a detailed financial plan for myself (I don’t have the time, drive, or mathematical aptitude for that), I’ve gotten a lot better at saving just by using my common sense.…