Students Sound Off About “Old Economy Steven” [MEMES]

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From student debt to unemployment, college students and recent grads are facing a lot of money-related issues. And yet, words like “lazy” and “entitled” not only get thrown around to describe this generation—but they also get whole issues of Time devoted to them!

But how would young folk facing this recession describe the “lucky” people who worked in the “old economy” (you know, besides “lucky”)? Well, lucky for us, we have an answer, thanks to a new meme and the members of the SALT™ community.…

“Grumpy Cat” Prepares Student Loan Borrowers To Land On Their Feet [MEMES]

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You’ve made it through award-letter season. Congrats! Now the tricky part: Do you know what you just got yourself into?

It’s understandable if you didn’t pay attention to the numbers within your award letter—besides the one at the bottom, that is. However, you will have to repay the amount you borrowed. That’s one reason why people end up, well, grumpy when they enter repayment: They don’t realize how much today’s actions (like taking on debt) impact tomorrow.

So, to help with any crankiness you might already feel, we found the perfect meme to illustrate some student loan topics: grumpy cat. (Warning: more cat-related puns are about to begin right … meow.)…

Financial Advice Dog Advises Us on Finance (Obviously) [MEMES]

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You’re supposed to let sleeping dogs lie. And for a while, I was going to do that with our memes feature. These were Intern Alexandra’s posts (sadly, she’s no longer with us), and I was ready to drop the idea off at a farm in the countryside to “retire”—don’t worry, the old-blog-post farm is totally real!

But then, an actual dog convinced me otherwise. Yes, it’s the financial advice dog.…

A Closer Look at Credit Card Terminology [MEMES]

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There are two words that seem to make life easier: charge it.

The American consumer has a long history with the concept of buy now, pay later. And what better time to buy than the holiday season?

It’s so easy to set up a credit card, especially this time of year. But before you go out using one, check out these memes we put together to show some terms you need to know.…

Education Tax Credits and Deductions: More Fun Than An Office Of Monkeys [MEMES]

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As we learned in yesterday’s Daily Interest, tax season is officially upon us. (What? I paid those over a year ago!)

You may dread digging into your taxes, but there’s a good reason to pay attention to your paperwork: You could be missing some savings—especially if you’re a college student or a student loan borrower.

Now, I’m no tax professional (and after reading this post, you may wonder if I’m a “professional” in any sense.) So, to help me illustrate a few tax topics, I enlisted a more professional-looking primate: the office monkey.…