Here’s what you missed on the SALT Blog last week if you took a few extra days to get over the results of the election.
- Former intern Mike Restiano offered his latest dispatch from Oxford, detailing why it’s important to get involved in campus life while studying abroad.
- Here in Boston, temperatures reached 60 degrees over the weekend (and now it’s raining). Still, you may be able to sneak in one final BBQ this year, and Michael J Cirino taste- and price-tested different hot dogs so you don’t overspend at the grocery store.
- It’s never too early to prep your scholarship applications—especially if you can use the same essay for all of them. Diane Melville found four upcoming scholarships just like that.
- If student loans feel like a foreign language, then Intern Alexandra has you covered. Memes are a language we all understand, and she pulled together a bunch of new ones to help you find the right student loan repayment plan for you.
- What can Rick Astley teach us about overdraft fees? You’d be surprised (or perhaps you wouldn’t be, if you’re familiar with our YouTube vidcabulary).
- New Girl was preempted by the election last week, but that didn’t stop Intern Shane from continuing his mission to find out how its characters pay for their loft.
- Is the concept of networking terrifying to you? Diane Melville explains why you need to (and how you can) get over your fear while you’re still in college.
- Job searches can sometimes feel like roller coasters—meaning they go in loops. Evelyn Ngugi recently applied for a job at a company where she previously worked. Here’s what she learned from the experience.
- It’s never too early to learn about kung fu or student loans. Dragon Baby showed us why.
- With rough weather continuing to pound the Northeast last week (this was before the 60-degree days), we dedicated a special Daily Interest solely to disaster relief.
- Aaron Weber never thought he’d be the type of person to spend a month’s pay on a pet. Then his own cat, Big D, got sick—and he went way over budget.
- Bus travel is terrible, yet Intern Shane has made about 40 bus trips during his time in school. The reason? It’s cheap. Here’s what he’s learned about different bus companies from all those trips.
- Library cards. Thermostats. Auction websites. No, this technology may not be as fun as some of James Bond’s gadgets, but they will save you a lot more money.
What was your favorite post from last week? Let us know in the comments.