Another week is in the books on the SALT Blog. Here’s a quick rewind of what we covered—in case you missed it while making a fantastic Comic-Con costume.
- We introduced recent grads and new blog contributors Bridget Casey (who’s vowed to repay what’s left on her student loans this year) and Amanda Abella (who’s providing real world advice from her career consulting job).
- Speaking of career consulting, we also unveiled “HR Secrets,” which featured an anonymous hiring manager telling us, “If you list hobbies on your résumé, I will laugh at you.”
- Intern Mike took to eBay to identify 5 beach essentials for under $5. Bidding may have ended on some of these items (not the pineapple sunglasses!), but stuff like this will pop up again with beach season in full swing.
- That wasn’t the only thing Mike’s been up to: He also recapped his second week working here, made friends with the National Student Loan Data System, and found some money savvy at the bottom of a baby food jar.
- We confirmed that Katy Perry: Part of Me is indeed a cinematic bust, thanks to our new movie measure, the Mirror Meter.
- Diane Melville kick-started her scholarship boot camp, telling us why everything you think you know about scholarships is wrong—and then showing us the best ways to use scholarship search engines.
- And finally, in advance of last night’s season premiere, we looked at the good money advice offered on Breaking Bad.
What was your favorite post from the last week? Let us know in the comments.