But while you were eating corned beef and cabbage or chasing leprechauns, we were trying to help you get lucky with your finances. Here’s what you missed.
- Shane related basketball to budgeting in the video of the week by detailing how “dunk victim” Brandon Knight shows us how to recover from financial trouble. I never knew someone could be a victim of slam dunking before.
- We put up a new comic teaching us how to prepare for a summer internship. Basketball players like fashion too. This is new information to me as well.
- Josie gave her coupon clipping fashionista friend Melissa the spotlight in her latest post about saving money online for a work wardrobe.
- Gas is a favorite thing to complain about among commuters. Susie Boretti taught us how to save on gas (and she only mentioned walking to school uphill one way in the intro). Kudos.
- I shared three promises I made to myself after visiting the Bahamas. I’ve already opened up a new savings account for that big purchase. I guess sharing my promises for all the world to see is motivation enough to actually go through with them.
- We learned some strategies to defeat debt this month from Amanda Abella and were given loads of helpful resources.
- Diane Melville taught us that transfer admissions rates are not always the same as high school admissions rates, and then she showed us how to find out what they are.
- We learned about ways to avoid fast food on the go from Anna Marden. While a McChicken and a small fry is tempting, turns out a granola bar and thermos full of soup is cheaper and healthier. I’m lovin’ it.
- Ryan wrote an article with a title that looks like alphabet soup. But it’s about taxes and will definitely teach you something; you can read an excerpt on the blog or the whole thing on the SALT website.
- Bridget Casey told us about her strategies for keeping money and food (the necessities) in the house. I had no idea Canada did away with the 1-cent coin. Crazy.
- Diane also taught us how to write a financial aid appeal letter if you did not receive the aid that you feel you need/deserve for the upcoming year.
- Mike Restiano told us about his decision to come home for spring break instead of backpacking Europe. Turns out, it’s really not as bad as it sounds—even if your parents did replace you with a teddy bear.
- We learned where to find out where our student loan information is and got the details on SALT’s latest free webinar.
What was your favorite post from the past week? Let us know in the comments